From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight…MIDSOMMAR was one of our favourite arthouse horror films of the past year – this is the director’s cut, with an extra 20-some-odd minutes added on (for good measure).
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor.
“‘Midsommar’ is a dark horror (though shot in bright sunlight), full of disturbing images that will follow you home and possibly inhabit your nightmares.” (The National Post)
“‘Midsommar’ isn’t just a great horror movie… It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness.” (Salon.com)
Thursday, January 16
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A for graphic violence and drug use.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
MIDSOMMAR (Ari Aster, 2019 / 171 mins / 18A) A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.