At the RIO

From Friday

Dear White People (15)

Justin Simien’s debut feature explores racial identity with tongue planted firmly in cheek, witty dialogue and observational humour.

Amy (15)

An outstandingly compiled chronicle which brilliantly brings into focus the talent, the triumph and the tragedy which made up the short life of Amy Winehouse.

Saturday 11 July,11.00 am

Enchanted (PG)

A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City when Princess Giselle is sent to our strange new world by an evil queen.
Chosen by Birthday Girl Ella Tobias.
Saturday 11 July, 1.15pm

East End Film Festival 2015
Shorts Programme: Sparks Fly

The course of true love never did run smooth… Eight short films from up-and-coming filmmakers including the Rio’s very own Dionne Edwards.

Saturday 11 July, 3.30pm

East End Film Festival 2015
Salad Days

Chronicling a decade of punk in Washington DC from 1980 to 1990, this is the definitive film about the scene that spawned Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Rites of Spring and Fugazi. Followed by Q&A.

Saturday 11 July, 6pm

East End Film Festival 2015

A Sundance Film Festival hit from one of Turkey’s most exciting young directors, Tolga Karaçelik. Shot by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s cameraman Gökhan Tiryaki, IVY is a brilliantly atmospheric parable of cabin fever set against the ever topical background of modern day piracy on the high seas. Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Sunday 12 July, 2pm


Winner of awards at SXSW and the Sheffield Doc Fest, Guardian Live presents the London premiere of Vessel, the moving and riveting story of Dr. Rebecca Gomperts who sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Bookings throughGuardian website only.

Sunday 12 July, 5.45pm

East End Film Festival 2015

A beautiful, life-affirming portrait of two siblings who might be strangers in their own land, but who at least have each other.

Wednesday 15 July, 2.30pm

Classic Matinee
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The just perfect performances are topped by an eye-popping musical finale which matches the very best of Bollywood!
£2 for seniors which includes free tea and biscuits.

Thursday 16 July, 7pm

NT Live: Everyman (12A)

A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling new production with words by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Watch trailers here and here

Coming soon… Book now!

Sat 18 July, 11.30 pm

The Wicker Man(15)

Christopher Lee is at his very best in what was his favourite film. It’s brilliantly scripted and masterfully directed with one of the most iconic and terrifying climaxes in modern cinema.

Sunday 19 July

The Act of Killing: Director’s Cut (15)
+ The Look of Silence (15)

Joshua Oppenheimer’s two extraordinary films challenge the people involved in genocide in Indonesia. In turns shocking and surreal.

Sat 25 July, 11.30 pm

The Terminator(15)

James Cameron’s original cyberpunk action classic remains a genre-defining sci-fi classic.

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