Whats on at the Rio Cinema

Rio, Dalston (Pigeon Fact no.3) by Clare Halifax printclublondon.com
Hello,Thank you for such strong support for the London Turkish Film Festival over the past week. We’ll be sharing more exciting new cinema with you throughout June, with Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month, the Colombian Film Panorama and the East End Film Festival all coming up.

This week is all about Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur, plus some very special screenings which get you closer to art, photography and music.

Don’t forget Rio members get £2 off all screenings – why not become a member today? Membership is just £25 annually or £40 for couples, and includes two or four complimentary tickets.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Main feature

Venus In Fur (15)

Roman Polanski revisits the world of claustrophobic mind games. He’s in playfully perverse form in this jet-black, mischievous comedy based on the groundbreaking novella by the notorious Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric are simply wonderful in this witty and audacious tale of manipulation, power, dominance and obsession.
Watch the trailer
Friday 30th May – Thursday 5th June

Special screening

Looking for Light: Jane Bown (15) + Q&A

The photographer becomes the subject in this portrait of Jane Bown, who shot for the Observer for almost six decades. Her life has been extraordinary, at times unbelievable. Conversation, anecdote, reflection and, of course, the photographs tell a personal story which explores the nature of photography and the social history of the times. Q&A with director Luke Dodd.
Watch the trailers
Saturday 31st May, 1.30pm  Book Now

Saturday late

The Punk Singer (15)

A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, founder of punk band Bikini Kill, pioneer of the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s and one of the most famously outspoken feminists of modern times. Twenty years of archive footage plus intimate interviews with Hanna combine to create a fascinating portrait of a unique artist.
Watch the trailer
Saturday 31st May, 11.30pm  Book Now

Sunday double bill

Different worlds: two films explore interweaving lives and contradictions

Out In The Dark (15)

A tale of love and hate. Palestinian student Nimr is rejected by Islamic society for his sexuality, and by Jewish society for his nationality. Then he falls for Roy, an Israeli lawyer. A gripping thriller that brilliantly handles the tensions of the cross-border Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Fill the Void (U)

Set in the world of Tel Aviv’s ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, FILL THE VOID is the story of a devout 18-year-old Israeli who is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. It’s a warm and sympathetic portrait of a young woman’s struggle to balance personal fulfilment with family duty.

Out In The Dark  Sunday 1st June, 1.30pm  Book Now
Fill The Void  Sunday 1st June, 3.25pm  Book Now

Kids Saturday Morning Picture Club

Escape From Planet Earth 3D (U)

On Planet Baab astronaut Scorch Supernova, master of the daring rescue, is a national hero to the blue alien population. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanke it’s up to his nerdy, unadventurous brother Gary to do the rescuing. An animated 3D adventure for all ages.

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Saturday 31st May, 11am  Book Now
Tuesday 3rd June, 4pm  Book Now

Live by satellite

Matisse Live from Tate Modern

The first ever live broadcast from Tate Modern takes you behind-the-scenes of ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-outs’. Guided by Tate director Nicholas Serota and broadcaster Francine Stock, with rare archive footage of Matisse at work. From snow flowers to dancers, circus scenes and the famous snail, the bold and lively cut-outs are a joyous celebration of colour and shape.
Watch the trailer
Tuesday 3rd June, 7.15pm  Book Now

Parent & Baby

Parent & Baby screenings are for parents with babies less than one year old. The first time you come along, we’ll sign you up as a member for free. This week’s screenings are:
Fill the Void 
Tuesday 3rd June, 1pm  Book Now

Venus in Fur
Thursday 1st May, 1pm  Book Now

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Hard of hearing

Our main feature and Sunday double bill are all subtitled this week.

Last chance to see

Rio 2 3D (U)

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids when they’re hurtled from the big city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and begins to worry that he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild… A heart-warming, toe-tapping, eye-popping 3D adventure for half term.
Watch the trailer
Friday 30th May, 11am  Book Now

Book ahead for…

When I Saw You (12A) + Q&A

Writer-director Annemarie Jacir’s award-winning second feature not only confirms her as an outstanding filmmaker but succeeds in turning a familiar and dispiriting tale of 1960s conflict in Jordan into something fresh and urgent by capturing a child’s eye view of the adult world. Come along for a Q&A with the filmmaker and witness groundbreaking cinema at its best!
Watch the trailer
Friday 6th June for one week
Friday 6th June, 8:45pm + Q&A Book Now

Also coming up… I Am Nasrine | A Small Family Business | East End Film Festival | Columbian Film Panorama | Benvenuto Cellini | Medea

Book tickets in advance online, call 020 7241 9410 or pop in.

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