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Genre: Drama

My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to… Continue Reading

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman turn in career-high performances as two men who forge a profound, lifelong bond while searching for humanity and moral decency against the backdrop of an American prison in director Frank Darabont‘s THE… Continue Reading

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit‘s gorgeously animated, transcendent parable THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones, loneliness, and hope in the life of a human being. Perfect for film lovers of all ages, this mostly dialogue-less film… Continue Reading

Ms. 45

Ms. 45

Abel Ferrara’s (BAD LIEUTENANT, KING OF NEW YORK) 1981 revenge thriller classic MS. 45 was remastered in HD from the original negatives in 2014, and she is (finally) blowing up the Rio’s screen as part of our Friday Late Night Movie series on March 10. The film follows a mute garment-district seamstress – played by… Continue Reading

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

Germany’s Best Foreign Language nominee in this year’s Oscar race, TONI ERDMANN, is a one-of-a-kind father-daughter story that hits all the right notes – raw, painful, awkward, and laugh-out-loud funny – and is one of 2016’s the most memorable films. The Germans are funny? It turns out they are, and the long-awaited third film from… Continue Reading

Silence

Silence

SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo‘s 1966 acclaimed… Continue Reading

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

To mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Rio Theatre will be screening director Volker Schlöndorff’s (THE TIN DRUM) adaptation of Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood‘s chilling of dystopian thriller THE HANDMAID’S TALE. In a futuristic, theocratic and dystopian United States, Offred (Natasha Richardson) is forced to become a handmaid — a sexual slave that… Continue Reading

Elle

Elle

Michèle (Best Actress Oscar-nominee Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious… Continue Reading

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Rarely seen outside of Japan, OCEAN WAVES is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student… Continue Reading

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, BLUE VALENTINE tells the story of David (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship. While Cindy has blossomed into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same… Continue Reading

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