We couldn’t think of a better way to mark Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 14) than with a film festival showcasing some of our favourite Italian films. Join us at the Rio for four nights dedicated to a fantastic selection of classic films spanning decades and genres. Special thanks to our partners,Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and Italian Day on The Drive 2015.
Saturday, June 6
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00
Movie 10:15 *Single ticket price $10 advance / $12 at the door.
*See both features for $12 advance / $14 door!
Advance tickets HERE
*Buy an Italian Nights at the Rio film pass – good for every film – for just $50 HERE
*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.
**Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY “Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo” (Sergio Leone, 1966 | 161 mins) | Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef star in Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, a “spaghetti Western” that is generally considered to be the most influential (if not thoroughly entertaining!) in the genre. “A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.”
BLACK SABBATH “I tre volti della paura” (Mario Bava, 1963 | 92 mins) | Mario Bava’s stylistic influence on cinema can not be understated, and BLACK SABBATH is a prime example of how his visual and structural aesthetic permeated the horror genre specifically. BLACK SABBATH is one of the most influential anthology films of the 20th Century, composed of a “trio of terror” whose narrative is held together via the powerful and very colourful narrator, Boris Karloff. Quentin Tarantino cited the structural style of the film as one of his influences on PULP FICTION and the title of the film was, quite famously, lifted by English metal band Black Sabbath.