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Genre: Drama

Fallen Angels (2020 Restoration)

Fallen Angels (2020 Restoration)

Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne.

Originally conceived as a segment of CHUNGKING EXRESS, only to spin off on its own woozy axis, this hyper-cool head rush plays like the dark, moody flip side to Wong’s breakout feature as it charts the subtly interlacing fates of a handful of urban loners, including a coolly detached hitman (Leon Lai) looking to go straight, his business partner (Michelle Reis) who secretly yearns for him, and a mute delinquent (Takeshi Kaneshiro) who wreaks mischief by night. Swinging between hardboiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, FALLEN ANGELS is both a dizzying, dazzling city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss, and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps.

“An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of [Wong’s] bold young people.” (LA Times)

“I felt transported back to the 1960s films of Jean-Luc Godard. I was watching a film that was not afraid of its audience.” (Roger Ebert)

Wednesday, September 22
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

See both FALLEN ANGELS at 6:30 pm and CHUNGKING EXPRESS at 9:00 pm for one double bill price! $20 advance HERE | $20 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <riomanagers@gmail.com> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

FALLEN ANGELS (Wong Kar Wai, 1995 / 98 mins / 14A / English subtitles) In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for a depressed woman looking for the prostitute who supposedly stole her ex-boyfriend’s affections.

Best Sellers

Best Sellers

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Mogul Mowgli

Mogul Mowgli

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Chungking Express (2020 Restoration)

Chungking Express (2020 Restoration)

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Annette

Annette

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In the Heights

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Beans (Featuring Filmmaker Q&A!)

Beans (Featuring Filmmaker Q&A!)

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The Room

The Room

“Oh, hai Mark!” The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on September 10 (SOLD OUT! encore showing OCTOBER 15) with Tommy Wiseau‘s epic, pop-culture masterpiece, THE ROOM. This legendary stinker is easily the Rio Theatre audiences’ all-time, hands-down forever favourite “so bad, it’s good” movie. Among our collective guiltiest cinematic pleasure, it may… Continue Reading