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Genre: Fantasy

Ride Your Wave

Ride Your Wave

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. The film follows the story of Hinako, a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

“‘Ride Your Wave’ confirms Masaaki Yuasa’s place among the most interesting directors working in animation today.” (Los Angeles Times)

“It’s inviting enough to persuade audiences unfamiliar with him to dip their feet and then fully dive into the profundity of his imagination, where wonder awaits.” (The Wrap)

Saturday, March 7
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

RIDE YOUR WAVE “Kimi to, nami ni noretara” (Maksaaki Yuasa, 2019 / 94 mins / PG / Japanese with English subs) A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.

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Cats

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White Snake

White Snake

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Doctor Sleep

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