An experience you can't download

Genre: War

Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick‘s lush (if not quietly satirical) adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray‘s Victorian-era novel features a career-high performance from Ryan O’Neal as the titular protagonist in a complex story of a sensitive, intelligent, and ambitious man trapped in a society that, ultimately, has no use for him. Set in a rural Irish village in the 18th century, BARRY LYNDON follows the plight of a likeable young farm boy who changes into a conniving, manipulative rogue who finds himself homeless after taking part in a fake duel before being captured by a Prussian highwayman, meeting up with a spy, and having his fortunes change when he marries a wealthy, titled woman in order to secure his future. Also starring Marisa Berenson, Leon Vitali,

“Cynical, ironic, and suffused with seductive natural lighting, BARRY LYNDON is a complex character piece of a hapless man doomed by Georgian society.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

Stanley Kubrick‘s magisterial Thackeray adaptation now stands as one of his greatest and most savagely ironic films, not to mention one of the few period pieces on celluloid so transporting that it seems to predate the invention of cameras.” (The Village Voice)

“The expressive authority of Kubrick’s direction is breathtaking.” (Total Film)

Sunday, June 3
Movie 8:15 pm
*Start time subject to change; screens as part of a double bill with FILMWORKER at 6:15 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.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes good for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick, 1975 / 184 mins / PG) In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

From Executive Producer Angelina Jolie and the team behind such animated treasures as THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA comes one of this year’s Oscar picks (nominee, Best Animated Feature)  THE BREADWINNER, based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel about a headstrong young Afghani girl. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under… Continue Reading

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller – now nominated for multiple Golden Globes, including Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Original Score – 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… Continue Reading

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