“You know, the only thing that kills the demon… is love.”
Before becoming one of contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and culturally relevant directors, Quentin Tarantino had a little luck penning some scripts and stories that would eventually be made into cult-classics, including 1994’s NATURAL BORN KILLERS, directed by Oliver Stone. Offbeat, hyper-stylized, and gloriously violent, this (weirdly) romantic road trip movie remains fresh over 25 years (!) since its release, and it’s getting the big-screen treatment at the Rio over the Valentine’s Day weekend (yes, weekend) on Saturday, February 15.
Easily one of cinema’s greatest couples, Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis star as two young, attractive serial killers who become tabloid-TV darlings, thanks to a their cross-country killing spree and a sensationalistic press that charts their every movie, led by an uncanny Robert Downey Jr. Also starring Rodney Dangerfield, Tom Sizemore, Tommy Lee Jones.
“The movie is enlightening, not because it transmits new information, but in the way that movies enlighten, through a synergy of images and rhythms that makes us sense the world in a new way.” (Newsweek)
“This is one of my all time favorite movies, and it put Oliver Stone on my list of ‘Best Directors Ever,’ right along with Stanley [Kubrick].” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine)
“Seeing this movie once is not enough. The first time is for the visceral experience, the second time is for the meaning.” (Roger Ebert)
Saturday, February 15
Doors 11:00 pm Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 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.
NATURAL BORN KILLERS (Oliver Stone, 1994 / 118 mins 18A) | Oliver Mickey and Mallory know the difference between right and wrong… Director Oliver Stone took a story by Quentin Tarantino and crafted a deft commentary on fame and contemporary culture’s obsession with sensationalist media.