At the Rio

From Friday

From Friday
Son Of Saul (15)

Winner of both the Cannes Grand Prix and the Best Foreign Film Oscar, László Nemes’ astonishing directorial debut is a powerful and gripping story set In the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at the tail end of the Second World War. SON OF SAUL is a powerfully immersive experience.
“Exceptional… a masterpiece”
5/5 stars
Wendy Ide – the Times
5/5 stars
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

Now showing
Miles Ahead  (15)

All Rolling Stone reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) wants is an exclusive interview with the jazz legend himself, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle). What he gets instead is a wild and dangerous ride-along with a recording artist living on the edge. Rife with shootouts, car-chases, and a tale of lost love to Davis’ muse and first wife, Frances (Emayatzy Corinealdi).

4/5 stars

Now showing
Kirikou and the Sorceress (Kirikou et la Sorcière)  (PG)

Based on a traditional West African folk tale, this magical piece of animation is the story of young Kirikou who undertakes a perilous journey in order to discover the secret of the evil sorceress who had cursed his village. The specially commissioned score by Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour, which uses only traditional African instruments, adds another rich layer to this delightful fairy tale for all ages.KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS (Kirikou et la Sorcière) is the first in a series of animated films directed by Michel Ocelot to be shown in May. Please note that the films will be the original versions with FRENCH DIALOGUE and ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Thursday 5 May at 6.30pm
Doc N’Roll Festival presents: Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (PG) + Q&A

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS has all the elements of a great rock ‘n’ roll film: a charismatic star at his artistic peak, a concert that marked the end of an era, and the legendary D.A. Pennebaker, director of DON’T LOOK BACK, arguably the finest music documentary ever made. Here he focuses on on the legendary 1973 concert, with Bowie performing under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars. The compelling backstage and on-stage footage is topped by Bowie taking the moment to shock fans by announcing his intention to drop the Stardust persona. The concert and film serve as a requiem for the glam-rock movement Bowie so vividly embodied-and, with a few simple words, killed in its infancy.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the producer of the V&A Bowie exhibition.

Bank Holiday Monday 9 May starting at 12.15pm
Jean-Luc Godard Double Bill – Bande a Part (PG) + Pierrot Le Fou (15)

Bande a Part – Four years after Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard re-imagined the American gangster film even more radically with this whimsical energetic and romantic adaptation of pulp fiction writer Dolores Hitchens’ Fool’s Gold. It follows the fortunes of an incompetent trio of amateur crooks whose plans to burgle a rich old lady go tragicomically wrong and contains two of the director’s most memorable set pieces, the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakeably cool Madison dance sequence.
Pierrot Le Fou – Playful, exuberant and magnificent with Godard at his greatest as road movie meets crime fantasy with a pinch of cultural satire. Looking for an escape from boring society life and his rich wife, Pierrot absconds to the Mediterranean with Marianne. But after a dead man is discovered in her flat, they find themselves living a life on the run.

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Sunday May 8 at 3pm

All About E. + Q&A (15)

A road movie, thriller and love story which, with “laughs, suspense, a deliriously good sex scene and a rousing finale, has something for everyone” (San Francisco Chronicle), When young Arabic Australian Elmira, or E as she insists on being called stumbles on a stash of cash, she and her best friend and husband of convenience, Matt, are forced to run. But E finds there is nowhere to run but outback Australia and the arms of the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?
The Rio welcomes director Louise Wadley and producer Jay Rutovitz back to their Hackney roots.

From Friday 13 May

Everybody Wants Some(15)

After the triumphant BOYHOOD, director Richard Linklater returns to his cult classic DAZED AND CONFUSED for a “spiritual sequel”. As acutely funny and achingly perceptive as ever, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME and focuses on a group of Texas college friends in 1980 and the events of the final weekend before the new school year begins. What ensues may be a non-stop party of pot, disco, competitive male egos and sex, but as Linklater brilliantly captures the bittersweet joys of living for the moments that fade too soon, there are always undertones of what’s to happen when the party’s over….. A pitch perfect cast and a killer classic rock soundtrack. Get ready for the best weekend ever.
Sunday May 15 at 1.30pm
A View From A Bridge – NT Live! Encore(15)Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns for an encore screening. This stunning production of Miller’s modern masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.The performance begins promptly at 1.30 and ends at approximately 4.00.

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With some great films coming up like EVERYBODY WANTS SOME by Richard Linklater, theres been no better time to treat yourself or a friend or loved one to a Rio Membership. You’ll be supporting Hackney’s only independent community cinema and you’ll save money with up to £3 off tickets, and 10% off food and drinks at the café bar.

Plus we will be bringing you monthly offers from business and cultural partners in Hackney, and free member previews of some of the great films coming up at the Rio, for only £30 for single and £45 for joint annual membership.

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