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Rashomon

Rashomon

Long before Quentin Tarantino was filing away endless VHS tapes as a video store clerk while dreaming up his signature approach to unconventional cinematic story logic that twists narrative structure and messes with an audience’s response to time – there was Akira Kurosawa‘s indelibly awesome (not to mention monumentally influential) RASHOMON.

Brimming with action while incisively examining the wholly subjective nature of truth, RASHOMON is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera, flashbacks, and multiple perspectives master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature. In feudal Japan, three men sheltering from a storm discuss an incident where a bandit raped a woman whose husband then somehow died. The film’s innovative narrative structure recounts that incident from four differing viewpoints, as the men recount different versions of the same story.

Akira Kurosawa is always worth a look, but this is a particular classic that has influenced so much to come, it’s almost essential.” (Empire Magazine)

“The mixture of bravura camera work, muscular direction and inventive storytelling remains unmissable.” (Daily Express)

“Unmissable.” (The Guardian)

Sunday, September 3
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

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

RASHOMON (Akira Kurosawa, 1950 / 88 mins / PG / Japanese with English subs) In ancient Japan a crime take place as told from three different travelers who have experienced the crime: a man being killed and his wife being raped. Which if any of the stories is true? An Akira Kurosawa film about morals, truth, and communication.

Zodiac

Zodiac

The American Genre Film Archive‘s new remaster of director Tom Hanson‘s exploitative cinematic oddity THE ZODIAC KILLER, is getting some big screen time at the Rio Theatre as part of a double bill with David Fincher‘s cult-classic ZODIAC (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) on Sunday, August 13. Tom Hanson – who… Continue Reading

The Zodiac Killer (1971)

The Zodiac Killer (1971)

The American Genre Film Archive‘s new remaster of director Tom Hanson‘s exploitative cinematic oddity THE ZODIAC KILLER, is getting some big screen time at the Rio Theatre as part of a double bill with David Fincher‘s cult-classic ZODIAC (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) on Sunday, August 13. Tom Hanson – who… Continue Reading

Rear Window

Rear Window

The Rio Theatre‘s series of Summer Classics continues on Wednesday, August 2 with Alfred Hitchcock‘s voyeuristic mystery-thriller REAR WINDOW. Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing… Continue Reading

Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), a widowed psychologist, is sent to investigate the death of a colleague and the dwindling mental state of the remaining crew. Upon arrival he begins to experience the strange phenomena that afflict… Continue Reading

Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

Fifteen years after EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked moviegoers’ collective third-eye, legendary provocateur Alejandro Jodorowsky made his late-’80s comeback with the SANTA SANGRE, a film whose staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness enraptures both Jodo newbies and dedicated fans alike. Fully restored to an inky sheen, this evocative tale… Continue Reading

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

Following rapturous responses from festival critics and audience around the world, Ben Young‘s chilling crime thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE has quietly emerged be the breakout, must-see indie Australian film of 2017; “…the rarest of beasts: a directorial debut that’s not only tonally flawless but also manages to radically re-imagine an entire genre.” (L.A. Times) HOUNDS… Continue Reading

Get Out

Get Out

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a… Continue Reading

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Rio Theatre is excited to head into our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of horror maestro Dario Argento‘s debut feature (and first foray into the stylish genre known throughout the world as “giallo”), the landmark 1970 film, the tightly-wound whodunit THE BIRD… Continue Reading

Chinatown

On Saturday, May 13 we’re celebrating the one and only Jack Nicholson with a Jack Off! Double Feature highlighting two memorable  – not to mention very different – turns from one of cinema’s most celebrated actors. Join us at 7:00 pm for CHINATOWN, then stick around and dance with the devil in the pale moonlight… Continue Reading

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