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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

From the directors of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE comes the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs – which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Golden Globe nominees Emma Stone and Steve Carell shine as, two legends trapped in one of the biggest news stories of the decades. While the two were on opposites sides of a binary argument, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. With Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue and Fred Armisen.

This is a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film based on the most deadly serious sporting contest of modern times: the Battle of the Sexes tennis match of 1973 in a packed Houston Astrodome. Emma Stone aces it in tennis’s biggest grudge match.” (The Guardian)

“It’s a champ!” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tuesday, January 2
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2017 / 120 mins / PG) The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

If behind every great man is a great woman, then Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston has the good fortune of having two — his wife Elizabeth and their mutual lover Olive Byrne. In addition to helping him perfect the lie detector test, the two women also inspire him to create one of… Continue Reading

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller – now nominated for multiple Golden Globes, including Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Original Score – about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Told in three parts, the film takes a bold and… Continue Reading

VIFF: Acorn & The Firestorm

VIFF: Acorn & The Firestorm

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Based on Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass‘ allegorical work of magic realism about the rise of Nazi Germany in the 20th century, director Volker Schlöndorff ‘s notorious film THE TIN DRUM took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture in 1979. In the free city of Danzig, young Oskar Matzerath, son of a local… Continue Reading

Ran

Ran

When one of the greatest filmmakers of all time adapts one of the greatest literary works of all time, the result can only be described as epic. In 1985, iconic director Akira Kurosawa adapted William Shakespeare‘s ‘King Lear’ and crafted one of – if not the – best cinematic representations of the Bard’s canon with… Continue Reading

Brotherhood: A Life with St. Francis (‘Il sogno di Francesco’)

Brotherhood: A Life with St. Francis (‘Il sogno di Francesco’)

Italy, 1209, surrounded by convinced and devoted friends, Francis of Assisi seeks purity and innocence among the poor. The Church and Pope Innocent III don’t trust him and become very suspicious. The intrusion of the high authority will create divisions within the order. Francis is summoned by the Church to rewrite the founding text of… 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

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

Miss Hokusai

Miss Hokusai

The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on… Continue Reading

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