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Genre: Drama

Frantz

Frantz

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), FRANTZ recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during… Continue Reading

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

“Hey, pretty girl, time to wake up.” The Rio Theatre is pleased to present David Lynch‘s sexy, dreamlike and twisty neo-noir MULHOLLAND DRIVE on Monday, April 17. Lynch wrote and directed this story about two women (including Naomi Watts,in her star-making turn) who find themselves walking a fine line between truth and deception in the… Continue Reading

Your Name.

Your Name.

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre – in both Japanese with English subs (May 1) and with the remastered English dub (May 3). Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “The Garden of Words”), YOUR NAME. has already… Continue Reading

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

“I’ve written a letter to Daddy…” Beyond the actual onscreen chemistry (and legendary off screen fireworks) between icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Robert Aldrich‘s WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? lies the film itself – a bona fide, highly creepy-campy, edge-of-your-set thriller about a former child star who torments her paraplegic sister in… Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

“Tradition.” Director Norman Jewison‘s lavish screen adaptation of the internationally acclaimed Broadway production recalls the glory days of Hollywood musicals via the endearing story of Tevye (Topol), a poor Jewish milkman whose love, pride and faith in his shtetl help him face the increasing oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. “Sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic… Continue Reading

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

Following a fantastic collaboration in 2014’s highly acclaimed (and sorely under seen) THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, director Olivier Assayas re-teams with Kristen Stewart (delivering an equally nuanced, strong performance) in PERSONAL SHOPPER, a hauntingly intimate, quietly erotic thriller set against the backdrop of the world of Paris’ high-end world of couture. Maureen (Stewart) is… Continue Reading

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in one of Hollywood’s greatest “golden age” biblical epics – and legendary director Cecil B. DeMille‘s final film – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. A landmark title even upon release in 1956, it was the most expensive cinematic extravaganza ever made at the time; it won seven Oscars (including Best Picture)… Continue Reading

8 Mile

8 Mile

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime… Rap icon Eminem‘s feature film acting debut had him taking home Oscar gold (Best Original Song, Lose Yourself)… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

“You won’t get any dancing here, it’s illegal.” The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, April 12 to cut loose (and kick off their Sunday shoes) when they present the ultimate game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – the 1980s pop-culture classic FOOTLOOSE. In this iconic 80s romantic drama, Bacon stars… Continue Reading

The Salesman

The Salesman

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) was recently awarded his second Best Foreign Language Oscar (this time in absentia, out of solidarity for those whose movement into the US has been compromised) for the politically subversive THE SALESMAN. In keeping with his growing body of exceptional work, this film too moves quietly and capably into… Continue Reading

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