Destined for life on the midnight movie circuit, Panos Cosmatos‘ MANDY is one of the most punishing, blood-soaked, hallucinogenic revenge odysseys to hit screens in some time – and perfect choice to kick off the Labour Day Weekend as a Friday Late Night Movie at the Rio Theatre.
Set in the Pacific Northwest’s Shadow Mountains in 1983, MANDY sees Red (Nicolas Cage, in what many are calling a career-defining performance) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) leading a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance – and laced with fire.
“It’s bloody, it’s nasty, and it burns.” (The New Republic)
“Cosmatos’ metal-to-the-max revenge thriller is more than just the sum of its deranged set pieces, choice as they are: Its slow-drip blend of hardcore pulp and demonic fantasy has a patience and all-consuming conviction that simply cannot be faked.” (Los Angeles Times)
“There are some performers who prefer a more minimalist approach, for whom less-is-more is a mantra. And then there are others for whom no gesture is too broad or baroque, the kind who not only want to play all the scales but to play every single one of them all at once. Which brings us to Nicolas Cage.” (Rolling Stone)
Friday, September 3
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <email@example.com> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.
MANDY (Panos Cosmatos, 2018 / 122 mins / 18A) The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.