Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton, in an Oscar-nominated performance) finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, Derek vows to change his ways; he hopes to prevent his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. As he struggles with his own deeply ingrained prejudices and watches their mother grow sicker, Derek wonders if his family can overcome a lifetime of hate. With Avery Brooks, Beverly D’Angelo, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach.
“This is a terrifying look at the humanity implicit in hatred.” (Empire Magazine)
“Ed Norton is an amazing actor, a hot-dog whose delight in transformation is infectious.” (Slate)
“A brilliant, career-high performance by actor Edward Norton.” (Globe and Mail)
Friday, May 24
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
AMERICAN HISTORY X (Tony Kaye, 1998 / 120 mins / 18A) Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard’s narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.