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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

I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues

A musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80’s, still living in the deep south, working without management and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara… Continue Reading

The Amazing Nina Simone

The Amazing Nina Simone

She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness.  But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom.  Her musical proclamations like Mississippi Goddam, and her iconic style gave… Continue Reading

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

“He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.” The epic of all epics, British director David Lean‘s triumphant masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia nobly retains its status in the pantheon of cinema as one of, if not the greatest films ever made – and for good reason. Based on the life of English archaeologist, military… Continue Reading

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Director Norman Jewison’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a biblical rock-opera based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved Broadway musical phenomenon of the same name. The story is based on an account of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ. Sunday, March 27 Doors 3:45 pm | Movie 4:15 pm Golden tickets… Continue Reading

Spotlight

Spotlight

The star-studded ensemble piece SPOTLIGHT shone at this year’s Academy Awards, winning both Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Based on the true story of the tenacious group of investigavtive journalists at The Boston Globe whose work blew the lid off of years of widespread sexual abuse cover-ups within the Roman Catholic Church, SPOTLIGHT’s top-notch cast… Continue Reading

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a film series featuring some of the nominated films and performances being honoured by the Golden Globes, including STEVE JOBS, GRANDMA, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, SHAUN THE SHEEP, THE HATEFUL 8, TRAINWRECK, and LOVE AND MERCY. On January 10, we will be hosting a *free* Golden Globes 2016… Continue Reading

Experimenter

Experimenter

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder star in Sundance and TIFF festival favourite EXPERIMENTER, the story of controversial social psychologist Stanley Milgram, whose radical experiments tested humans willingness to obey authority. Also starring Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Kellan Lutz, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan. “… a heady brew of theories about the essence of human… Continue Reading