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Genre: War

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Told in three parts, the film takes a bold and innovative look at miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26th and June 4th 1940. Featuring a score from long-time collaborator Hans Zimmer, DUNKIRK features and all-star cast including Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Brannagh, Harry Styles, and Cillian Murphy.

Saturday, November 11
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
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DUNKIRK serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story.” (Rotten Tomaotes)

Christopher Nolan revisits a harrowing story of survival and resistance in World War II with skill and craft.” (New York Times)

Christopher Nolan eschews Batmanesque grandiosity, not to mention irony and blatant special effects, to pursue a more authentically immersive view of this historical turning point.” (The Georgia Straight)

DUNKIRK (Christopher Nolan, 2017 / PG / 107 mins) In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Based on Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass‘ allegorical work of magic realism about the rise of Nazi Germany in the 20th century, director Volker Schlöndorff ‘s notorious film THE TIN DRUM took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture in 1979. In the free city of Danzig, young Oskar Matzerath, son of a local… Continue Reading

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata‘s poignant animated drama GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES is a devastating meditation on the human cost of war, a tale of survival as heartbreaking as it is true to life. Set in the port city of Kobe in the waning days of World War II, this emotional film follows the story… Continue Reading

At War with Love (‘In guerra per amore’)

At War with Love (‘In guerra per amore’)

Italian writer and television personality Pierfrancesco Diliberto (better known to his fans as Pif, whose previous effort includes THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER) directs and stars in AT WAR FOR LOVE, a dramatic comedy set at the end of the Second World War. Pif plays Arturo, a waiter who wants to marry his true love,… Continue Reading

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

“Now, that’s a bingo!” Ring in the New Year (and nurse your hangover) with our Holiday Hangover Triple Bill! We’re gonna scalp us some Nazis and go down speaking the King’s before burning down the cinema with writer-director Quentin Tarantino‘s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Set in a fantasy universe that can only ever really exist in the… 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

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of Gullermo del Toro’s phantasmagorical PAN’S LABYRINTH on Friday, May 27. Set just after the Spanish Civil War in 1944, del Toro’s protagonist is bookish young Ofelia, whose forthcoming adventure recalls a more hauntind, daunting Alice in her Wonderland. As Ofelia’s mother lays pregnant and bedridden… Continue Reading

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

“Let me see your war face.” Stanley Kubrick’s under-seen (and under-appreciated) FULL METAL JACKET is an unflinching two-act stunner, and deserves its rightful place among the top films ever made about America’s involvement in Vietnam. Based on Gustav Hasford’s novel ‘The Short Timers,’ the story unfolds from the perspective of a young marine (Matthew Modine),… Continue Reading

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

“The horror…. the horror….” Since its release in 1979, Francis Ford Coppola’s astounding APOCALYPSE NOW remains one of the most important and influential war films ever made. Set during the Vietnam war, APOCALYPSE NOW is loosely adapted from Joseph Conrad’s seminal novella ‘Heart of Darkness.’ Coppola’s masterpiece walks the line between light and dark, with… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Night: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Studio Ghibli Night: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Join us at the Rio Theatre for an evening celebrating two classic animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, including Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) and Isao Takahata’s hauntingly beautiful GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988). We will be screening both films in Japanese with subtitles. Wednesday, May 6 MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (G) Doors 5:30… Continue Reading

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