Rio Cinema Newsletter

**RIO E-NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 541**
YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL CINEMA

WELCOME TO THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE RIO E-NEWSLETTER
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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 January programme is available to view on our website – http://www.riocinema.org.uk

* Friday 17 Jan for 1 week
12.30 (not Sat, Sun, Tue), 4.15, 8.00 daily
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (18)
(BBFC Insight: Contains very strong language, strong sex and hard drug use)
(US 2013) dir. Martin Scorsese 180m. Digital.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin.
‘My name is Jordan Belfort. The year I turned 26, I made 49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week…’ A tale of our times even though the true life events of Martin Scorsese’s look at corporate, banking and government corruption, as illustrated by the rise and fall of wizz-kid Jordan Belfort, happened 20 years ago. Belfort is the guide to the high octane world that first seduces him and and is ultimately the cause of his downfall. In turn a comic and tragic (and even at times horrifying) tale, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is beautifully told and acted to perfection by DiCaprio, at his debaucherous best, heading a cast that includes director Spike Jonze and national treasure Joanna Lumley.
N.B. The Tuesday 21 January 4.15 show will have subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszwuX1AK6A

* Saturday 18 January
11.00am SATURDAY MORNING PICTURE CLUB
WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (PG)
(BBFC Insight: Contains mild violence)
(US 2012) dir. Rich Moore 92m. Digital.
Voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman.
First a video game phenomenon and now an original, exciting adventure with a message, Disney’s number 1 box office hit is already a modern cartoon classic. Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix who always gets to save the day and so he sets off on a game-hopping journey through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87E6N7ToCxs
Approx end 12.40pm
£2.50 Children/£3.50 Accompanying adults

1.30 • LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MATINEE
New Shorts #27 Love Makes The World Go Round (15)
Join us in the romantic art deco surroundings of the Rio Cinema in Dalston for a matinee of romantic dramas. There’s an all-star cast including MacKenzie Crook and Bronagh Gallagher in the award-winning romantic sci-fi space epic ORBIT EVER AFTER, Andrew Shim (Milky in THIS IS ENGLAND) in a bittersweet London love story OFF YER ‘EAD, a grizzled Rutger Hauer in TURN, and a serious turn from comedian Jack Whitehall in one-night stand drama THE HOUDINI GIRL.
ROOM FOR TWO
(2013) dir. Jan Hillman 16m.
A young couple, Sarah and Myles, check into a hotel, but things aren’t as they initially appear… Sarah’s married but the evening’s events force her to make an even bigger decision.
THE HOUDINI GIRL
(2013) dir. Kfir Yefet 10m.
Red, a talented mind-magician, has picked up a beautiful and enigmatic young Irish girl, Rosa, at one of his gigs. As dawn breaks, things take an unexpected turn, and Red finds himself with a tough decision to make.
TOUCH
(2013) dir. Nimer Rashed 3m.
The life of a couple told through the touching of hands.
LONELY HEARTS
(2013) dir. Leon Chambers 10m.
Lonely serial killer Henrik may have found a kindred spirit. But the course of true crime never did run smooth…
DOLLFACE
(2013) dir. Louis Paxton 14m.
Lilly has been seeing Henry for a while now and Lilly suspects that tonight Henry will declare his love for her. But Henry Hot-Stuff has a far more unsettling confession…
TURN
(2013) dir. Stuart Gillies 4m.
In that single moment, a lifetime crystallized forcing him to act on instinct. He left his life behind and followed his heart, to her. A new beginning. A second chance. A different end.
DOG
(2013) dir. John Fitzpatrick 2m.
Two men meet in a field. One of them gets cold feet.
GRACE
(2013) dir. Dean Anderson 11m.
Grace (Natasha Kendall), a socially isolated 17-year-old momentarily finds solace in a sexual encounter with Darren (Robert Reina), an older man having a mid-life crisis.
OFF YER ‘EAD
(2013) dir. Dan K. Smyth 13m.
A doomed relationship between a frustrated deaf woman and a lazy man who meet through a smart phone dating app.
ORBIT EVER AFTER
(2013) dir. Jamie Stone 20m.
Earth’s orbit. The distant future. Two star-crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice everything they have in order to spend one perfect moment together.
Running time: 103 mins
£7.50/£6 Concs

11.30pm • LATE SHOW
BLOOD SIMPLE (18)
(BBFC Insight: Contains strong violence and language)
(US 1984) dir. Joel Coen 92m. Digital.
John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh.
The sensational debut feature from Joel and Ethan Coen is a grisly pulp/noirish thriller in which a seedy private eye, hired to report on a cheating wife, devises a more lucrative plan of his own. Ever increasing circles of lies and deception build to an extended nightmare of a climax with one shock after another.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI0ov8zzfQA
£8.50

* Sunday 19 January
GHOSTLY MEMORIES DOUBLE BILL
A MAGNIFICENT HAUNTING (15) 11.30am
(BBFC Insight: Contains strong language and sex references)
(Italy 2012) dir.Ferzan Ozpetek 104m. Subtitles. Digital.
Elio Germano, Margherita Buy, Vittoria Puccini, Giuseppe Fiorello, Paolo Minaccioni, Cem Yilmaz.
In a beautiful old apartment, an aspiring young actor encounters a ghostly theatre company trapped there since the Second World War. But what exactly were the events which have condemned them to an eternal prison? Ferzan Ozpetek’s intriguing sharp-edged look at life in present-day Rome and life in the mid-1940s offers real pleasures as the worlds of the living and the dead meet, and the impressive balancing of the magic and the mundane prepares the way for a journey to much darker and more complex territory.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUI3v9IfL1Q

+ CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1.35
(BBFC Insight: Passed ‘PG’ for some mild sex, nudity and bad language)
(Italy/France 1988) dir. Giuseppe Tornatore 124m. Subtitles. Digital.
Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Jacques Perrin.
A celebration of Cinema and a beautiful depiction of small-town Italian life as the inhabitants of a Sicilian village escape the grim realities of post-war life with visits to the local picture house. Salvatore is now a famous film director but 30 years ago as a small boy he learned most of what he’ll ever know about love, loss and loyalty from Alfredo the cinema’s projectionist, not to mention the art of cutting the censorable bits from each movie. A wonderful performance from the great Philippe Noiret is the icing on this wonderfully bitter-sweet tale of friendship, love, inspiration and memories.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stLekU5BnbI
£10/£8 Concs

* Tuesday 21 January
12.15 PARENTS & BABIES CLUB
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (18)
(BBFC Insight: Contains very strong language, strong sex and hard drug use)
(US 2013) dir. Martin Scorsese 180m. Digital.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszwuX1AK6A
£7.50/£6 Concs/£4.50 OAP’s
N.B. People without babies are welcome to attend this screening and sit in the Circle.

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS…

* Friday 24 January for 2 weeks
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (15)
(BBFC Insight: Contains strong language, sex references and implied hard drug use)
(US 2013) dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen 105m. Digital.
Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake.
Welcome to one of the first great movie-going pleasures of 2014, another burnished gem from the Coen Brothers and one of their finest. It follows a week in the life of shambolic folk singer of the title as he goes from hapless to hopeless navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles – many of them of his own making. Punctuated throughout by some beautifully crafted characters, all played to perfection, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is a magical elegy to a lost world conjuring up both comedy and sadness in a valediction of the artistic spirit that’s as uncompromising as the character at its heart. Unmissable.
N.B. The Tuesday 28 January and 4 February 6.15 shows will have subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXMuR-Nsylg

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?
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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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