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 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.
Thursday, December 28
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 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 OK! Please redeem at the door.
“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.