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Genre: Documentary

Lift Like a Girl

Lift Like a Girl

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Sunday, August 15 for a special, single engagement of the critically acclaimed documentary LIFT LIKE A GIRL. On a busy, noisy high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is the training site of Egypt’s most elite champions – female… Continue Reading

The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

THE LONELIEST WHALE is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us —… Continue Reading

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (The Roots) presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem… Continue Reading

Moby Doc

Moby Doc

MOBY DOC is a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. Featuring interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie, along with extraordinary concert footage, utilizing a unique blend of re-enactments,… Continue Reading

I Am Alfred Hitchcock (With Filmmaker Q&A!)

I Am Alfred Hitchcock (With Filmmaker Q&A!)

Just as the rules of filmmaking were being written, Alfred Hitchcock was already tearing them up and making his own. From fighting censorship, to using manipulative tactics to control actors, to scandalous content, to meticulous preparation, his six decades of filmmaking revolutionized the visual storytelling medium. Hitchcock’s journey was an uphill trek that was rarely… Continue Reading

Gunda

Gunda

Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects… Continue Reading

The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers

Filmmaker Edgar Wright explores how one rock band can be successful, underrated, hugely influential and criminally overlooked — all at the same time. A musical odyssey exploring five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks — your favorite band’s favorite band. Features commentary from celebrity fans… Continue Reading

POSTPONED Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold the Concert

POSTPONED Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold the Concert

Dearest Rio Friends & Movie-Lovers: As per the government’s latest directive on November 23, 2020, we will be suspending operations until December 8, 2020 (barring any further changes). Screenings will be re-scheduled, and ticket-holders will be contacted shortly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your endless generosity and boundless support. Don’t worry – we’ll be… Continue Reading