Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.
Toxic masculinity never looked so good! Chuck Palahniuk‘s blockbuster novel about a bored office worker and his soap-making friend, FIGHT CLUB, was turned into an equally blockbuster film thanks to standout direction from David Fincher and memorable performances from Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, and…. Meat Loaf.
“It is working American Beauty-Susan Faludi territory, that illiberal, impious, inarticulate fringe that threatens the smug American center with an anger that cannot explain itself, can act out its frustrations only in inexplicable violence.” (Time Magazine)
“The film’s bold, bruising humor leaves marks on a wide range of hot-button issues: It’s about being young, male and powerless against the pacifying drug of consumerism. It’s about solitude, despair and bottled-up rage. It’s about how not to feel dead as Y2K approaches. It’s about daring to imagine the disenfranchised reducing the world to rubble and starting over.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)
“There are so many ways to read Fight Club that it’s almost impossible to know where to start. Is it a fascistic call to action for a generation of dickless wonders? A homoerotic love story in which Jack is reintroduced to his nads before being carried off in Tyler’s pneumatic arms? A satire on modern feminism’s cartoonish views of what men are like, or…? Well, have a go yourself. It’s half the fun.” (Empire Magazine)
Monday, August 31 Final Screening!
Doors 8:40 pm | Movie 9:10 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Please note this film is rated Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher, 1999 / DCP / 139 mins / 18A) | A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.