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Genre: History

First Cow

First Cow

Writer-director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America. With Ewen Bremner, Alia Shawkat, Toby Jones, Rene Auberjonois.

“‘First Cow” is as confident and organic as storytelling gets – as rough-edged as it is in style, it’s absurdly rich in ripple effect.” (Boston Globe)

“We might go into a Kelly Reichardt movie thinking we’ll be told a story, but we emerge with our consciousness subtly and radically altered.” (Washington Post)

“‘First Cow’ is a wonderfully unhurried film, which may be why it is so captivating. It allows viewers to sink in and absorb the story and its setting.” (Salon.com)

Sunday, July 19
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Tuesday, July 21
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Friday, July 24
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, July 26
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

FIRST COW (Kelly Reichardt, 2020 / 122 mins / PG) A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

1917

1917

April 6th, 1917: As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades —… Continue Reading

Come and See (2020 Restoration)

Come and See (2020 Restoration)

COME AND SEE – the widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov – is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of… Continue Reading

Harriet

Harriet

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman‘s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Dynamic performer Cynthia Erivo earned Oscar nominations for… Continue Reading

Ayla: The Daughter of War

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army… Continue Reading

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In an Oscar-nominated performance, Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in director Marielle Heller‘s (CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME) A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of the real-life friendship between legendary TV icon Fred Rogers, and investigative journalist Tom Junod. Emmy winner Matthew… Continue Reading

Judy

Judy

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares… Continue Reading

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

“Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.” Join us on Sunday, July 14 for a Bastille Day screening of Sofia Coppola’s luscious, cream-puff period piece MARIE ANTOINETTE, starring Kirsten Dunst in a pitch-perfect performance about the life of the infamous Queen of France. Released in 2006, this lavish re-telling is notable for being the… Continue Reading

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

We are tipping our hat to an undisputed icon of Italian cinema, the controversial late auteur Bernardo Bertolucci, with a screening of his lush, challenging, multilayered epic period drama THE LAST EMPEROR – a film that won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated. The power and scope of the… Continue Reading

The Favourite

The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant… Continue Reading