Rio Dalston Newsletter

*RIO E-NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 526**
YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL CINEMA

WELCOME TO THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE RIO E-NEWSLETTER
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DID YOU KNOW…
The Rio is not just your favourite independent cinema. The Rio is also a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, and a registered charity. In addition to its mainstream and repertory programme, the Rio hosts a number of community activities. These include schools screenings attended by pupils from Hackney, Islington, Haringey and further afield, free monthly Classic Matinees for over-60s and their carers, the Saturday morning Children’s Picture Club, festival screenings and special screenings for community groups and local film makers. Aside from funding support for the Classic Matinee project from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme, the Rio relies on its mainstream income to cover these activities. You can help the Rio to continue this work by joining the Friends of the Rio. Annual membership at just £25 (£40 joint members and £200 life membership) gets you £2 off the price of a ticket for most shows, complimentary tickets, free mailing of the Rio’s two-monthly programme and special offers and discounts at selected local businesses and entertainment venues. To find out more, go to the website and follow the “become a friend” link or pick up a form in the foyer next time you visit.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
As you may know we currently need to raise £50,000 to restore our very depleted reserves and to enable us to carry out overdue repairs and refurbishment. Our fundraising has got off to a great start with £2,500 being donated in the just a few weeks. Our thanks go to all of you who have contributed so far. Any amount you can give, however large or small, will be welcomed and put to good use to keep Hackney’s oldest independent cinema trading successfully for a long time to come.
Please donate here on our booking site:
http://bit.ly/19zTTp6
or go to our website and click on the doantion link http://www.riocinema.org.uk/
Alternatively you can donate in person at the cinema, or by post to Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB.

PROGRAMME NEWS
Our programme is available to view on our website – http://www.riocinema.org.uk

* Friday 27 September for 2 weeks
First week’s times: 2.00 (Fri, Mon, Wed), 4.15 (not Sun, Tue) 6.30, 9.00 daily (6.30 Tue with HOH subtitles)
BLUE JASMINE (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent strong language & moderate references to sex & suicide)
(US 2013) dir. Woody Allen 98m. Digital.
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard.
Witty about social pretensions, eloquent about failure & loss, acerbic about family life, BLUE JASMINE is Woody Allen on peak form and one of the year’s finest movies. Brought to sizzling life by Cate Blanchett, Jasmine is a woman on the verge of becoming incapable of living in the world. After everything in her life has fallen to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), this elegant New York socialite moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Past and present lives intertwine as Jasmine tries to pick up the pieces, both romantic and financial, whilst still clinging on to her fantasy world of effortless, extravagant wealth. The final outcome will be nothing less than startling. Whether as modern morality tale or absorbing character study, this is great drama with enough laughs to underline the real tragedy that lies beneath.
N.B. The Tuesday 1 October 6.30 show will have subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Trailer: http://bit.ly/1b9ngnj

* Saturday 28 September
11.00am SATURDAY MORNING PICTURE CLUB
EPIC 3D (U)
(BBFC Insight: Contains mild fantasy violence and threat)
(US 2013) dir. Chris Wedge 102m. Digital.
Voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz.
From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, this exciting adventure comedy reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. A teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe and teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world… and ours. Eye-poppingly animated in 3D.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnSC4stKC4
Approx end 12.50pm
£2.50 Children/£3.50 Accompanying adults

1.30 SPECIAL MATINEE
ROCK AND ROLL’S GREATEST FAILURE – OTWAY THE MOVIE (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains one use of moderate language)
(UK 2012) dir. Steve Barker 97m. Digital.
John Otway, Paul Clerehugh, Richard Cotton.
John Otway, is a singer-songwriter who has who has been lurking chaotically on the fringes of the British music business since his 1977 hit ‘Really Free’, which was followed by… well, not much success thereafter – his next hit was 25 years later. But he’s a survivor, and through decades of touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona, he’s acquired a sizeable cult following (the fan club paid for this movie to celebrate his 60th birthday) and a National Treasure. His story is an education in survival and appropriately it’s to his old school that Otway returns to give a course on survival in the music business. The big career moments are interspersed with footage and interviews and the lesson is that it’s not only success that has its rewards. After all, failure has kept John Otway in the spotlight for 35 years.
+ Q&A with John Otway
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRUC5OGGS2A
£10/£8 Concs/£6 Under 15’s/£28 Family ticket

11.30pm LATE NIGHT SCALARAMA
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (18)
(US 1996) dir. Robert Rodriguez 103m. Digital.
George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis.
A one of a kind pulp crime/vampire/martial arts/exploitation/road/western/action movie hybrid written, inevitably, by Quentin Tarantino After a string of robberies, brothers Seth and Richie Gecko (Tarantino and George Clooney!) head down Mexico way and an encounter with preacher Harvey Keitel, his wife and a bunch of blood-sucking vampire strippers…
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bBay_1dKK8
£8.50

* Sunday 29 September
DARK DAYS DOUBLE BILL
A HIJACKING (15) 1.45
(BBFC Insight: Contains strong language)
(Sweden 2012) dir. Tobias Lindholm 101m. Subtitles. Digital.
Mikkel Hartmann, Pilou Asbæk, Peter C. Ludvigsen, Søren Malling.
Tobias Lindholm’s tense and chilling thriller centres on the hijacking of a Swedish cargo ship by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and follows the emotional journeys of the ship’s crew who are taken hostage. A multi-million dollar ransom demand triggers a cynical game of life and death between the ship’s owners and the hijackers, whilst a more personal psychological battle is played out amongst the crew. With its refusal to depict the characters as either heroes or villains, and despite the agonising suspense, this is no standard hostage drama, more a complex story of tedium and frustration in which both facts and emotions are given a universality that addresses contemporary life.
Trailer: http://www.magpictures.com/ahijacking/

+ EASY MONEY (15) 3.50
(Sweden 2010) dir. Daniel Espinosa 122m. Subtitles. Digital.
Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni.
A belated but hearty welcome for a frenetically spiralling thriller set on the darker side of Stockholm’s streets with the lives of three men becoming intertwined as they tread an inexorable downward path towards an gripping life or death finale. Double life-leading student JW is lured into a world of crime, where petty fugitive Jorge is both the police and Serbian mafia enforcer Mrado. It comes highly recommended by the likes of Martin Scorsese, but EASY MONEY delivers on its own merits as a plausible and smart morality tale of our times.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Ms770WTe0
£10/£8 Concs

* Tuesday 1 October
1.00 PARENTS & BABIES CLUB
BLUE JASMINE (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent strong language & moderate references to sex & suicide)
(US 2013) dir. Woody Allen 98m. Digital.
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWLtj4LY5CA
£7.50/£6 Concs/£4.50 OAP’s

4.00 PLAYCENTRE MATINEE
EPIC 3D (U)
(BBFC Insight: Contains mild fantasy violence and threat)
(US 2013) dir. Chris Wedge 102m. Digital.
Voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnSC4stKC4
£2.50 Children/£3.50 Accompanying adults

* Thursday 3 October
1.00 PARENTS & BABIES CLUB
BLUE JASMINE (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent strong language & moderate references to sex & suicide)
(US 2013) dir. Woody Allen 98m. Digital.
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWLtj4LY5CA
£7.50/£6 Concs/£4.50 OAP’s

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS…
* Friday 11 October for 1 week
THE FIFTH ESTATE (*)
(US 2013) dir. Bill Condon 124m. Digital.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, David Thewlis.
Is THE FIFTH ESTATE ‘a work of fiction masquerading as fact?’ or ‘a dramatic thriller based on real events, revealing the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization?’ Whatever the answer, Benedict Cumberbatch is indisputably the definitive Julian Assange: charming, slightly odd, passionate, and megalomaniacal. In 2007 he recruits Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) to help him run his underground whistleblower site Wikileaks with the aim of revealing the truth, by any means necessary. For the twitchy and idyllic Berg, on whose autobiography the film is based, it’s a reckless policy, but it is also this clash of ideals that provides the movie with some of its most powerful, revealing and engrossing sequences. However, the real drama of Bill Condon’s film is in his depiction of a Brave New World where the battle for power centres around the success of either hiding information or revealing it.
Trailer: http://bit.ly/11Vu9Vf

* Friday 18 October for 1 week
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (15)
(BBFC Insight: Contains strong sex and language)
(Begium/Netherlands 2012) dir. Felix van Groeningen 112m. Subtitles. Digital.
Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg.
The great Bluegrass music which punctuates this European award-winning triumph, goes from joyous foot-stomping tunes to heart-wrenching ballads as it tells of the relationship of singer Elise and tattoo artist Didier from the passionate intensity of love at first sight to grief-ridden devastation. It’s an attraction of opposites: He talks, she listens. He’s a romantic atheist, she’s a religious realist. And with great warmth, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN brilliantly captures their loving, laughing, fighting and grieving in all its emotional complexity. The much tattooed Veerle Baetens is magnificently moving as Elise alongside the equally terrific Johan Heldenbergh as Didier. Felix van Groeningen’s truthful film is as uniquely different as the version of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” that it features. Prepare to be moved.
Trailer: http://bit.ly/15TD3CT

RIO INFORMATION
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FOLLOW THE RIO
The Rio has stepped up its Twitter presence and can be found at http://www.twitter.com/riocinema. Follow us and spread the word! We will be tweeting the cinema listings and it would be great to hear the things you like and are not so keen on – get mentioning @riocinema! Our Facebook group is feeling neglected and also deserves a mention. Join us to be sent weekly listings, view photos and videos of recent Rio events and let us know what you think of us – http://bit.ly/8xbbfE

OPENING TIME AT THE RIO
The Rio café is licensed and in addition to Monmouth Coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks, we offer a selection of wines, local beers and cider, so you can treat yourself to a drink before the film! Drinks can also be taken into the auditorium.

TELL A FRIEND
If you know of someone who would find this newsletter useful but doesn’t yet know about it, why not forward a copy to him or her?

RECEIVED FROM A FRIEND?
If a friend or colleague forwarded this newsletter to you and you would like your own regular copy, e-mail enews@riocinema.org.uk with “Subscribe” as subject.

CHOOSE A LATE NIGHT SHOW
Friends of the Rio can select a film of their choice (subject to availability) for a Friday or Saturday late night show on a date of their choice. The cost is £375 (including VAT), which includes admission for up to 50 guests. The screening will also be open to the public, at our regular late night admission price of £8.50. Other options, including double bills and private screenings are also possible. For further details contact Charles at charles@riocinema.org.uk or on 020 7241 9415

FRIENDS OF THE RIO
The Friends package remains extremely good value for any regular visitor to the Rio. For only £25 a year (£40 Joint Membership, £200 Life Membership), you receive:
– 2 complimentary tickets worth £20 (£16 Concessions)
– £2 off the cost of your ticket for most screenings (except the Saturday Morning Picture Club, Playcentre Matinee and some third party special events)
– Free on-line and telephone ticket booking
– The Rio programme mailed to your home every two months (this alone costs £5 if subscribed to separately)
– Local discounts and special offers
A Membership form is available from the cinema or as a PDF download via the ‘become a friend’ link on our website.

RIO GIFTS
Gift vouchers for a value of your choice or Friends’ membership (£25 single, £40 joint) can be purchased from the Box Office or by post. Rio Friends membership is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys the cinema. They’ll receive all the benefits, including 2 complimentary tickets and discounts at the Rio for 12 months. Alternatively, for something extra special for a friend, relation or yourself, you can name a seat at the Rio. For £150, a special plaque will be attached to the seat with a text of your choice, and you will know that you will be supporting the Rio.
New Rio T-shirts are available in a variety of colours and sizes at £15. These limited edition designs, featuring a classic Rio programme cover, are hand printed, using environmentally friendly, water-based inks. Also still available is an attractive Rio mug at £8.

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