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From Friday

From Friday for One Week Only
Knight Of Cups (15)

The seventh film from visionary filmmaker Terrence Malick unfolds like a dream. Rick (Christian Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system, addicted to success but looking for real life. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples over complicated relationships with six women: rebellious Della (Imogen Poots); his physician ex-wife, Nancy (Cate Blanchett); a model, Helen (Frieda Pinto); a women he wronged in the past, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman); a stripper, Karen (Teresa Palmer); and an innocent Isabel (Isabel Lucas), who may hold the key to his future. This visually stunning journey into the extraordinary, unique world of Terrence Malick is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind.

From Friday for One Week Only
Evolution (15)

From the co-writer of Gaspar Noé’s ENTER THE VOID Lucile Hadzihalilovic, EVOLUTION is an intensely poetic and eerie horror story. On a remote island, populated solely by women and young boys, 10-year-old Nicolas plays with other children, but something is not quite right. The women gather on the beach at night for a strange ritual that Nicolas struggles to understand, and the boys are taken to a hospital regularly for mysterious treatments. And water is everywhere…  As Nicolas discovers more, feelings of fear, melancholy, and eroticism bubble to the surface.

Saturday Morning Childrens Club 11am
Norm Of The North  (U)

A polar bear of many words, Norm has one major grievance: the Arctic is no place for tourists. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury apartments in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it. With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day. Told with oodles of charm and razor-sharp wit, NORM OF THE NORTH has a message for everyone.

Saturday 7 May 1.15pm
Power In Our Hands (PG)

Mark Deaf Awareness Week 2016 by joining us for a screening of POWER IN OUR HANDS, the new, ground-breaking documentary from the BDA, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Featuring rare archive footage and new interviews, the film shows the journey of the Deaf community throughout the 20th century.

Rather than focusing on medical definitions of hearing loss, Power in Our Hands presents Deaf people as an active and resilient community that has long campaigned for its language to be recognised.

From the social scenes of the 1930s, to the 2000 march supporting BSL recognition, this documentary gives people a glimpse into Deaf culture that is mostly hidden from the hearing world.

Dr Terry Riley OBE, Chair of the British Deaf Association said: “To see this old film footage is an emotional occasion for me. For many years, I never really knew or saw my language on screen. So to be able to sit down and see BSL on a par with any other language is a wonderful thing. This film will give the Deaf community a feeling of history and sense of pride.

Sunday 8 May 3pm
All About E. + Q&A

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 she has burnt too many bridges, and 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 is delighted to welcome director Louise Wadley and producer Jay Rutovitz back to their Hackney roots as they travel with the film from Australia for a special one off screening and Q&A.

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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 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 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.
“Hilarious… Following his defining opus Boyhood, Linklater has cut loose to deliver his most purely pleasurable effort since 1993’s Dazed and Confused”
4/5 stars
The Guardian
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.

Sunday May 29 from 1pm

Bechdel Test Fest Presents: Nora Ephron’s Last Supper Double Bill – Heartburn (PG) & + Julie & Julia (12A)

Bechdel Test Fest presents a special double bill of the Nora Ephron-penned romantic comedies; HEARTBURN based on Ephron’s painfully personal autobiographical novel, which chronicles the breakdown of food writer Rachel (Meryl Streep)’s marriage to political journalist Mark (Jack Nicholson), directed by Mike Nichols (Working Girl). Plus JULIE & JULIA which follows the parallel lives and culinary adventures of food blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) and celebrity chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep).

Book both films together and pay £20 instead of £22.

Be a Member, Save Money

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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