Rio Cinema Newsletter

**RIO E-NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 531**
YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL CINEMA

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DID YOU KNOW…
The Rio is a registered charity and in addition to showing the pick of the new releases we provide an extensive programme of schools screenings and affordable access to cinema for older people, children and community groups. We need to improve our financial situation over the coming months not only to maintain our distinctive and diverse programming but also to improve and add to what we already offer as well as to make a start on a programme of renovations to the wonderful building in which we work. One of the best ways to make all this possible is simply to visit us often to see films and treat yourself to the wide range of goodies in our licensed Cafe. If you are not already a member, joining the Friends of the Rio is also an invaluable way of supporting us, as well as being very good value if you visit the cinema as many times as we’d like you to!

Running a fully independent stand-alone cinema is a costly business and if you can afford to make a donation – whether large or small – it will be very welcome and will certainly be put to very good use.

Become a Friend of the Rio: http://bit.ly/k1sb3V
Make a donation: http://bit.ly/19zTTp6

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

* Friday 1 November for 1 week
2.00 (Mon, Wed only), 4.15 (not Sun, Tue), 6.30 (6.30 Tue with HOH subtitles), 9.00 daily
PHILOMENA (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references)
(UK 2013) dir. Stephen Frears 112m. Digital.
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin.
Two unlikely fellow travellers come face to face with some long-buried secrets in touching, often funny, true story of grave injustice and a mother’s search for closure. Martin Sixsmith, A world- weary political journalist and ex-spin doctor picks up the story of Philomena’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. The unlikely pair are beautifully played by Judi Dench as the down-to-earth, generous and warmhearted Philomena and the film’s producer and co-writer Steve Coogan as the superior and cynical Sixsmith. Stephen Frears directs with a delicacy and restraint that brings out the comedy and the emotion. Warm, compassionate and gently challenging, what’s not to enjoy?
N.B. The Tuesday 5 November 6.30 show will have subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Trailer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/philomena

* Friday 1 November
2.00 HALF TERM MATINEE
THE SMURFS 2 3D (U)
(BBFC Insight: Contains mild slapstick violence and very mild language)
(US 2013) dir. Raja Gosnell 105m. Digital.
Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and the voices of Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci.
The Smurfs return in 3D for another exciting adventure and this time it’s a battle with wicked wizard Gargamel and his new creations, Vexy and Hackus, a pair of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties. But only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs and so Gargamel kidnaps her. Now it’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to return to Earth, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Some crazy action sequences feature a runaway ferris wheel and a stork ride through Paris. True Blue family fun guaranteed!
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgnwpGTGZEo

11.30pm • LATE NIGHT
ONE NIGHT IN POWDER (15) 11.30pm
(UK 2013) dirs. Jason Attar & Danny Wimborne 100m. Digital.
Jason Attar, Gary Dolphin, MC Diamond, Dave the Sage, Bragga Dragga.
Kevin Powder is a simple man, with a simple dream: to stage the most hip, trendy and ultimately ridiculous night London has ever witnessed – and he’s got only 30 days to do it. Filmed on the streets of East London, ONE NIGHT IN POWDER tells the true story of Kevin’s dream and the real bunch of misfits he finds to help him. But of course things don’t always go to plan so just as well that “imperfection is perfection” and “rock ‘n’ roll is wherever the penny lands.” Nevertheless, with its combination of fly-on-the-wall documentary, improv comedy and social experiment, it’s all very anarchic and wonderful with some of the best ad-libbed comedy since THIS IS SPINAL TAP.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfD4HMIm-WI
£8.50

* Saturday 2 November
11.00am SATURDAY MORNING PICTURE CLUB
DESPICABLE ME 2 3D (U)
(BBFC Insight: Contains very mild scary scenes and slapstick violence)
(US 2013) dirs. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud 98m. Digital.
Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove.
Get ready for more Minion madness with the return of now retired super-villain Gru, his three orphan girls and a host of new and outrageously funny characters in an all-new comedy adventure. Gru is now fully occupied in the jelly and jam business but then excitement calls as Anti-Villain League operative Lucy Wild solicits his help in capturing a criminal who’s made an entire secret lab disappear from the Arctic Circle and stolen a dangerous transmutation formula. And then there’s the challenges of parenthood… Little does Gru know that his whole life is about to change once again. There’s something for all ages in this delightful sequel to 2010’s biggest animation hit.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXbtZXjbVE
Approx end 12.45pm
£2.50 Children/£3.50 Accompanying adults

LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. These two programmes strip away soft-sell toy ads and over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects to provide wonderful films full of simple joys.

1.15 • Children’s Animation Screening (0-6 year olds) (U)
ASTON’S PRESENTS
(Sweden 2012) dirs. Lotta & Uzi Geffenblad 9m.
This multi-award winning film shows the loveable character Aston eagerly awaiting his birthday, making packages of everything he finds and discovering that, sometimes, material gifts are not the best.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
(USA 2011) dir. Tony Dusko 1m.
Racer Rabbit helps Croxie the Crocodile when he feels like giving up.
MIRIAM’S GREEN SPOTS
(Estonia 2012) dir. Priit Tender 5m.
Miriam’s little brother gets ill, thus getting the attention of the whole family. Miriam’s jealousy leads her to paint some spots on her own face.
THE DEEP
(USA 2012) dir. PES 2m.
Here’s a look at a strange underwater world you’ll never have seen before!
MONSTERSINFONIE
(Germany 2012) dir. Kiana Naghshineh 3m.
If you’re brave and really show them who’s the boss, your monsters can become a really great little orchestra.
HIGH ABOVE THE SKY
(UK 2012) dirs. Kim Noce and Shaun Clark 3m.
This rocket ship ride outside the supermarket is the best one there is. It goes way, way up and swoops way, way down.
SHARING
(USA 2011) dir. Tony Dusko 2m.
We all have our favourite toys, the ones we love to play with most. This film is about the value of sharing.
THE SANDPIXIES: CLOUDS, NOTHING BUT CLOUDS
(Germany 2012) dir. Ralf Kukula 5m.
What happens at the beach after the children have gone home? It’s when sandpixies George and Agatha wake up and go on their nightly adventures.
MUNGGE, NOT AGAIN!
(Switzerland 2013) dirs. Claudia Röthlin, Adrian Flückiger & Irmgard Walthert 6m.
Sleepwalking can be very dangerous, especially if two marmots and a hedgehog are trying to rescue their sleeping friend.
FRESH GUACAMOLE
(USA 2011) dir. PES 2m.
Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award, Director PES creates fresh guacamole with his own special recipe.
A GIRL NAMED ELASTIKA
(Canada 2012) dir. Guillaume Blanchet 3m.
You are not gonna’ believe your eyes!!! A whole, way-cool movie made out of nothing but pins and rubber bands.
TOM AND THE QUEEN BEE
(Germany 2012) dir. Andreas Hykade 5m.
All Tom wants is a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey but the bees are getting in his way.
CALAMITY ISLAND
(UK 2011) dir. Dave Johnson 7m.
Two shipwrecked sailors are stuck on a tropical island with a mischievous penguin.
SOMEONE WHO GETS YOU
(USA 2013) dir. Tony Dusko 1m.
Sometimes it feels like no-one understands you. Sometimes it seems like everyone thinks you’re strange. But once in a while you will find someone who shares your sense of humour – and this is how best friendships are born.
MIRIAM’S FOOD PROCESSOR
(Estonia 2012) dir. Andres Tenusaar 5m.
Miriam is in the kitchen, making a milkshake with the food processor. But her beloved pet chicken keeps pressing wrong buttons and finally it crashes onto the floor, which sends it completely mad.
KOMANEKO, HOME ALONE
(Japan, 2013) dir. Tsuneo Goda 8m.
The continuing adventures of one of LIAF’s favourite characters. Ojii leaves Komaneko alone at home, but poor Komaneko gets a little scared.
THE GOAT HERDER AND HIS LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF GOATS
(UK 2012) dir. Will Rose 7m.
An amusing day in the life of a goat herder and his lots and lots and lots of goats, who like to munch on anything (and everything) they find!
75 mins approx
£3 Children/£5 Adults

3.00 • Children’s Animation Screening (7-15 year-olds) (U)
CHOIR TOUR
(Latvia 2012) dir. Edmunds Jansons 5m.
A world-famous boys’ choir goes on tour. In the hands of their conductor they are obedient but when he gets trapped in an elevator they become playful children.
THE MOLE AT THE SEA
(Russia 2012) dir. Anna Kadykova 5m.
Everyone’s off to the seaside. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging. When he gets there it’s nice and quiet with just a few crabs and a sailing boat to keep him company. But then the hordes arrive.
FRESH GUACAMOLE
(USA 2011) dir. PES 2m.
Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award, Director PES creates fresh guacamole with his own special recipe.
RISING HOPE
(Germany 2012) dir. Milen Vitanov 9m.
Rising Hope, once the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend – a jack-of-all-trades hound – he finds hope and himself again.
LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE
(Germany 2012) dir. Samo-Sama 3m.
Sometimes we need a little help from our inanimate friends. A plucky stop-motion musical irreverent tribute to an unassuming doll figure and her sleepwalking companion.
PISHTO GOES AWAY
(Russia 2012) dir. Sonya Kendel 9m.
One autumn, Pishto gets so sick and tired of everything that he decides to leave for good. On his tiresome journey he meets a cute and shy little dog.
TOM AND THE QUEEN BEE
(Germany 2012) dir. Andreas Hykade 5m.
All Tom wants is a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey but the bees are getting in his way.
WIND
(Germany 2012) dir. Robert Loebel 3m.
Wind can be a nutty friend, a challenging protector or a wily, invisible predator. But how is it generated?
THE DEEP
(USA 2012) dir. PES 2m.
Here’s a look at a strange underwater world you’ll never have seen before!
NEAREST AND DEAREST
(Germany 2012) dirs. Michael Sieber and Max Stohr 7m.
When the world’s best big sister is moving away, you really need a good plan to prevent this from happening.
INTERNATIONAL FATHERS DAY
(Latvia 2012) dir. Edmunds Jansons 5m.
For most people Fathers Day is a celebration, but for one small bird – an ordinary working day where he has to feed his family.
KOSTYA
(Russia 2012) dir. Anton Dyakov 6m.
Kostya is a nice little skeleton. He is heading towards an unknown future, one he hopes to be bright.
A GUM BOY
(Japan 2010) dir. Masaki Okuda 4m.
Kuchao is a bit of an outsider as far as school is concerned. The others are preoccupied with releasing balloons into the air, but he’d rather chew gum. But chewing bubble gum can also help you take off, high up to where the aeroplanes and rockets are.
ANATOLE’S ISLAND
(UK 2013) dirs. Amer Nazhri and Chris Shepherd 3m.
Anatole, a little marmot, lives on a magic Island. When he runs into St Ignatius, the monk, Anatole finds the poor man terribly upset about his lost snake. So, Anatole sets off to try and find him bumping into many eccentric inhabitants along the way.
70 mins approx
£3 Children/£5 Adults

11.30pm LATE NIGHT
HAROLD AND MAUDE (15)
(BBFC Insight: Contains dangerous stunts)
(US 1971) dir. Hal Ashby 91m. Digital.
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer.
An unlikely love story develops when Harold meets Maude. She has an undiminished passion for life, he’s obsessed by death. Harold is 20, Maude is 79. He’s from from a solid, wealthy family, she’s a devil-may-care bohemian. With pitch perfect performances from Bud Cort and the great Ruth Gordon, plus a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens, it’s nothing less than a timeless, funny, sad, witty and heartwarming classic.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si4Og5145mU
£8.50

* Sunday 3 November
LIFE IN WORDS AND PICTURES DOUBLE BILL
PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) (12A) 2.15
(BBFC Insight: Contains one image of moderate sex)
(UK 2012) dir. Grant Gee 86m. Digital.
Jonathan Pryce, Adam Philips, Robert Macfarlane, Rick Moody.
A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Max Sebald (1944 – 2001) as a walk through East Anglia tracks his most influential book, the visionary and ground-breaking ‘The Rings of Saturn’. With contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers, including Adam Philips, Robert Macfarlane, Rick Moody and Tacita Dean, Grant Gee’s intricate study succeeds in being illuminating, compelling and strangely haunting.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pftG3sr2X9o

+ MUSEUM HOURS (12A) 4.00
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent moderate sex references and natural nudity)
(US/Austria 2013) dir. Jem Cohen 106m. Digital.
Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits.
Vienna, winter. Johann, a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum encounters Anne, an enigmatic foreign visitor. They find themselves being drawn into each others worlds as their meetings spark an unexpected series of explorations of their own lives, the life of the city, and the artworks around them. Jem Cohen’s beguiling and often moving look at life and art is a visually magnificently and invigorating cinematic experience that may indeed change the way you look at the world.
Trailer: http://www.museumhoursfilm.com/start_E.htm
£10/£8 Concs/£6 Under 15’s/£28 Family ticket

* Tuesday 5 November
1.00 PARENTS & BABIES CLUB
PHILOMENA (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references)
(UK 2013) dir. Stephen Frears 112m. Digital.
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin.
Trailer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/philomena
£7.50/£6 Concs/£4.50 OAP’s

4.00 PLAYCENTRE MATINEE
DESPICABLE ME 2 3D (U)
(BBFC Insight: Contains very mild scary scenes and slapstick violence)
(US 2013) dirs. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud 98m. Digital.
Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXbtZXjbVE
£2.50 Children/£3.50 Accompanying adults

* Thursday 7 November
1.00 PARENTS & BABIES CLUB
PHILOMENA (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references)
(UK 2013) dir. Stephen Frears 112m. Digital.
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin.
Trailer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/philomena
£7.50/£6 Concs/£4.50 OAP’s

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS…
• Friday 8 November for 2 weeks
GRAVITY 3D (12A)
(BBFC Insight: Contains sustained moderate threat, disturbing images and strong language)
(US 2013) dir. Alfonso Cuarón 91m. Digital.
George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Ed Harris.
From the infinite, unforgiving and claustrophobic realm of deep space comes a heart-pounding thriller. Out there somewhere are a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission and a veteran astronaut. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. For his first film since CHILDREN OF MEN in 2007, director Alfonso Cuarón has come up with a virtuoso technical achievement and a poetic portrait of hope and survival that combine to make a powerfully visceral cinematic experience. But even technical marvels and high tension epics need good performances and both George Clooney and Sandra Bullock deliver pitch-perfect ones. It’s a towering achievement, astounding and terrifying in equal measure, and a fantastic showcase of new possibilities. One of the films of the year.
N.B. The Tuesday 12 and 19 November 6.45 shows will have subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Trailer: http://gravitymovie.warnerbros.com/ – /videos/main-trailer

* Friday 22 November for 2 weeks
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18)
(BBFC Insight: Contains strong sex and very strong language)
(France 2013) dir. Abdellatif Kechiche 175m. Subtitles. Digital.
Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens, Jeremie Laheurte.
The controversial 2013 Palme d’Or winner, with the prize going to both the director and the two leading actors for the first time. It was also the first winning movie to be based on a graphic novel, Julie Maroh’s ‘Le Bleu Est Une Couleur Chaude.’ And graphic the sprawling, emotionally absorbing tale of young love from the Franco-Tunisian director of COUSCOUS, Abdellatif Kechiche, it certainly is. Adolescent angst, class discrimination and thwarted love are explored in the story of the beginning, middle and possible end of a lesbian couple’s relationship. Newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos captures all the agony and ecstasy of a first affair and Lea Seydoux magnificently combines control with moments of stunning ferocity. Epic, intimate, erotic, uncompromising, passionate, poignant and unmissable.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OLRrocn3s

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
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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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