Emily the Criminal

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef. Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.With Theo Rossi, Jonathan Avigdori, Gina Gershon.

“A taut thriller that contains a wealth of social commentary, Emily the Criminal is stolen by Aubrey Plaza’s terrific work in the title role.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“… It’s energizing to see something as keenly observed and uniquely competent as Emily the Criminal. It’s a tense and engaging thriller that looks and feels distinctively different.” (Observer)

“While turning to a life of crime to get out of debt isn’t the most original concept, Ford’s decision to keep his camera on Emily’s face for most of the film elevates the material, for Plaza’s performance is the draw here.” (Austin Chronicle)

“Essential to this is Plaza’s intense, subtle performance, one that should lay to rest any doubts that she can headline a drama.” (New York Times)

“A gritty and suspenseful LA noir that also serves to examine the structural issues that uphold wealth inequality in this country. But “Emily the Criminal” isn’t trying to be preachy or political; it’s just authentic, and urgent.” (The Wrap)

Sunday, September 25
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
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Monday, September 26
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
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EMILY THE CRIMINAL (John Patton Ford, 2022 / 97 mins / PG) Saddled with student debt and unable to find work, college graduate Emily becomes involved in a credit card scam, acting as a dummy shopper and buying increasingly risky products with stolen credit cards.

Emily, who is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record, gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

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