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Genre: Romance

Orlando

Orlando

In celebration of the Rio’s upcoming run of SUSPIRIA, we felt the time was nigh to toast the awe-inspiring career of the iconic actress Tilda Swinton with a screening of a film that was, for many, the introduction to her unmistakable prowess – English filmmaker Sally Potter‘s 1993 gender-bending epic, ORLANDO. Based on Virginia Woolf‘s… Continue Reading

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (MIND GAME, LU OVER THE WALL, Adventure Time’s “Food Chain”) comes THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with… Continue Reading

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

“All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.” Based on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe‘s undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, director Amy Heckerling’s groundbreaking ensemble comedy drama is a cinematic pop-culture juggernaut, notable for being alternately poignant and funny as it chronicles various episodes from the… Continue Reading

Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour (Remaster!)

Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour (Remaster!)

Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and… Continue Reading

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“Maggie the cat is alive. I’m alive!” Based on the iconic play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is an intense, absorbing drama centered on a wealthy Southern family’s idiosyncratic dynamics and features two of Hollywood’s greatest legends (Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor) in steamy, sultry, career-high performances. After Brick… Continue Reading

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

The third film from visionary Australian director Baz Luhrmann, MOULIN ROUGE!, is a hyper-stylized, dramatic and romp that turns the conventions of the musical genre onto its (glittering) head by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs, reminiscent of the approach he utilized (with great success) in ROMEO+JULIET. Ewan McGregor stars as Christian,… Continue Reading

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Calling all Nuns, Goat herders, Baronesses, Captains, and governesses! Wave your Edelweiss this December as the hills of Commercial Drive are set to come alive with the Mother Superior of movie musicals – so get ready to yodel, people. This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most iconic films of all time – complete with… Continue Reading

Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy

“Cuz I’m a blonde, B-L-O-N-D. Cuz I’m a blonde, Don’t you wish you were me?” In this out-of-this-world 80’s musical comedy adventure that revels in its own 80’s-era So-Cal chic, Geena Davis plays Valerie, a manicurist living in the valley with her cold fiancé, Dr. Ted Gallagher. At the Curl Up and Dye beauty salon… Continue Reading

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the… Continue Reading

Amélie

Amélie

“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” Beyond director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightfully charming and utterly romantic (in every sense of the word) AMELIE being of… Continue Reading