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From Friday

From Friday
Everybody Wants Some (15) and pizza !

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. What ensues is a laugh-out-loud funny and touching non-stop party of pot, disco, competitive male egos and sex… 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
PLUS – we have teamed with our neighbours at the legendary Voodoo Ray’s to create an Americana inspired pizza special, which we are calling “Ray’s and Confused”, show your Everybody Wants Some Rio ticket at Voodoo Ray’s and get 20% off your slice for the next two weeks while we are showing the film.

Saturday May 14 Kids Club 11am
Kung Fu Panda 3  (PG)

More animated fun and panda-monium from everyone’s favourite martial-arts-loving panda as Po returns for his greatest and most challenging adventure. When his long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Saturday May 14 at 1.15pm
The Princes’ Quest (Azur & Asmar)  (U)

The animated adventures of Azur, the son of a nobleman, and Asmar, the child of a nurse, raised together until they are cruelly separated by Azur’s father. Meeting again many years later on a quest to find the Dijin fairy, they must compete against each other to become the first to rescue the magical creature.THE PRINCES’ QUEST is one of the season of animated films directed by Michel Ocelot being shown in May as part of the Mind Your Language event Please note that the films will be the original versions with FRENCH DIALOGUE and ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Sunday May 15 at 1.30pm
NT Live ! Encore – A View From The Bridge (12A)

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 great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The performance begins promptly at 1.30 and ends at approximately 4.00

Thursday 19 May 6.30pm
D.O.A – Rite Of Passage + Q&A

D.O.A: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE, a cult classic which hasn’t screened in the UK since the 90s, looks at the origin of punk rock, with interviews (including the famous interview of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed) and concert footage from the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69, with additional music from The Clash, Iggy Pop, and Augustus Pablo. Focussing on the Sex Pistols’ 1978 tour of the United States, director Lech Kowalski follows them with handheld cameras through clubs and bars and combines this with footage of contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals, and punks of all shapes and colours. It’s a grainy, stained snapshot of a movement at its peak, that also shows how the movement was seen as a threat by certain authority figures…

+ Q&A featuring screenwriter and assistant director Chris Salewicz.

Screening as part of Punk.London

Part of Britain on Film, this event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network funded by the National Lottery

Watch trailers

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Wednesday May 18 at 2.30pm

Classic Matinee – Brooklyn(12A)

Adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s brilliant novel, BROOKLYN is both a personal and a universal story of a young immigrant in a strange new land told with a luscious colour palette and some captivating performances.At the Rio’s monthly Classic Matinees, the films are shown with an intermission, and extra seating is provided in the foyer. The admission price for the Over 50’s is £2 which includes free tea and biscuits. Please come along and enjoy a film and a chat! These screenings are also open to everyone else at normal weekday matinee ticket prices.

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 and JULIE & JULIA.
Plus grab them quick ! – Tickets for the secret supper now on sale but extremely limited!Book via Bechdel Test Fest for a four course, Nora Ephron inspired meal and endless conversation from guest speakers!

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

From Friday May 20
Mustang (15)The feature debut of Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven is a sensitive and powerful multi-award winning portrait of sisterhood and burgeoning sexuality. In a remote Turkish coastal village on the Black Sea-‘a thousand miles from Istanbul’ – five young sisters live under the guardianship of their grandmother and uncle after the deaths of their parents. When a neighbour witnesses the girls innocently playing, she reports this “scandalous” behaviour to their guardians, who institute a tyrannical regime of both physical and emotional imprisonment. The sisters, driven by the desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them. MUSTANG is a stunning film you will want to see again and again.

Opening this Thursday in the Rio’s amazing (and now unrecognisable) basement event space
Little Nan’s Rio Bar

Book in for 2 hours of Bottomless Teapot Cocktail & Unlimited 90’s Pic n Mix or Walk in’s are allowed if we have space! 

Little Nan’s Rio Bar is located in the secret vaults of The Rio Cinema from 12th May – 14th August 2016

Guests can expect: Cocktails in Teapots | Lagers | Prosecco | Wine| Spirits & Mixers | 90’s moments | 90’s Pick n Mix | Fairground Popcorn | 90’s anthems | Kitsch fun | Photo opportunities | Named Celebration Cocktails | Candy Vodka Shots

Open Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 12am/ Friday & Saturday 5pm – 2am  (available for private hires)

Be a Member, Save Money

With some great films coming up like EVERYBODY WANTS SOME by Richard Linklater and Oscar nominee MUSTANG, 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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