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Genre: Romance

The Souvenir

The Souvenir

Set in the 1980’s, British writer-director Joanna Hogg‘s (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) fourth film THE SOUVENIR concerns itself with a shy film student (Honor Swinton Byrne, in a breakout performance) who begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic, but untrustworthy, man. She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. With Tom Burke.

“The Souvenir feels like a whispered confidence, an intimate disclosure that shouldn’t be betrayed because it isn’t really yours.”
(The NYTimes)

The movie is never not fascinating.” (Vulture)

“A masterpiece that captures uncomfortable truths… Joanna Hogg’s fourth feature deals with the formation of her own artistic consciousness and refuses to mythologize any of the messy, complicated elements.” (NOW Toronto)

“Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“This is not a movie that lets life simply play out as it is or was – it is instead a collection of memories, some sharp as shards but others smoothed down.” (The Globe and Mail)

Saturday, July 13
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Monday, July 15
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted 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.

THE SOUVENIR (Joanna Hogg, 2019 /120 mins / 14A) A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.

Long Shot

Long Shot

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for… well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his… Continue Reading

Booksmart

Booksmart

Actress Olivia Wilde‘s feature directorial debut follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into… Continue Reading

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

We know exactly what you can do with your mamma on Mother’s Day: You can dance, jive, and have the time of your life with MAMMA MIA! on the big screen (and with bigger sound!) at the Rio Theatre! Based on the 1999 smash-hit “jukebox musical” MAMMA MIA!, the film’s A-list cast is practically second-fiddle… Continue Reading

A Star Is Born (1976)

A Star Is Born (1976)

“You can trash your life but you’re not going to trash mine!” We’re going back in time, swimming away from the shallow and heading instead into the evergreen with the third remake of A STAR IS BORN, set in the mid 1970’s, featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as, perhaps, cinema’s favourite ill-fated lovers. Kristofferson… Continue Reading

Cold War

Cold War

Writer-director Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his 2015 Oscar-winner IDA with an equally moving, visually stark, black and white dramatic period piece set in Poland. COLD WAR is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched… Continue Reading

The Piano

The Piano

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, we are screening the beautifully restored 25th Anniversary edition of writer-director Jane Campion‘s magnificent third feature, the erotically-charged THE PIANO, for screenings on March 22 and March 24. Set in the mid-19th century, Campion‘s haunting “feminist masterpiece” tells the story of Ada McGrath, who, after a long voyage from Scotland, is… Continue Reading

A Star Is Born (Extended Edition!)

A Star Is Born (Extended Edition!)

In A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new… Continue Reading

Clueless

“Rollin’ with the homies….” Since it’s March, and it’s #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re totally gonna toast one of the most ferosh movies directed by a fantastic female, like e-ver, as a Friday Late Night Movie, like OK? And that’s CLUELESS, from writer-director Amy Heckerling (the high-larious genius she-brain behind FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and LOOK WHO’S… Continue Reading

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director Barry Jenkins’ (MOONLIGHT) striking visual and narrative style is on full display in his latest work, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, an adaptation of American author James Baldwin‘s timeless and moving novel of the same name. Set in 1970’s Harlem, this love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering… Continue Reading