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The Girl On The Train (15)

The film adaptation of Paula Hawkin’s psychological thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is certainly one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
The setting for director Tate Taylor and writer Erin Cressida Wilson’s adaptation is now New York, not London but a tense, twisting mystery remains. Emily Blunt stars as Rachel, a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One day she witnesses something shocking and so begins a labyrinthine search to discover the truth about what she saw but also the truth about herself…

Friday 11.30pm, Saturday 1pm + Q&A, Tues 12.30pm
Snow Pirates (Kar Korsanlari) (PG)

The first feature film from writer-director (and Hackney resident) Faruk Hacihafizoglu has already been lauded at festivals worldwide.
1981… Turkey is on the brink of one of the most brutal coup d’états in its history, but also facing one of the harshest winters of recent years. In historic Kars, the need for coal is as acute as the need for freedom, but both are accessible to the very few. Teenage boys Serhat, Gürbüz and Ibo have no more to their name than their dreams and toboggans, but they are about to embark on a journey which is not just a search for coal but one which will teach them much about the realities and responsibilities of life. The three boys bring their characters wonderfully to life, the snowy landscapes are beautifully shot and it all builds up to a very tense climax indeed.

The late night screening on Friday October 7 will be introduced by the director of SNOW PIRATES Faruk Hacihafizoglu, who will also be taking part in a Q&A after the afternoon screening on Saturday October 8.

Adapting Miss Highsmith Season – Sunday Double Bill
A Mighty Nice Man (PG) + Enough Rope at 2pm + Strangers On A Train (PG) at 4.15pm

A Mighty Nice Man (PG) (2014)

Adapted from the eponymous tale in Highsmith’s short story collection Nothing that Meets the Eye, A MIGHTY NICE MAN is the haunting dusty Deep South tale of two little and bored sisters who vie for the attention of a mysterious stranger. He seems like a mighty nice man, but is he?

Showing with: Enough Rope (PG)

Shot in glorious black-and-white CinemaScope, ENOUGH ROPE is a classic adaptation of Highsmith’s The Blunderer by veteran French director Claude Autant-Lara and starring a pre-GOLDFINGER Gert Fröbe as boorish bookseller Melchior Kimmel. After seeming to escape justice for killing his wife, Kimmel comes to the attention of philandering husband Walter Saccard (Maurice Ronet). When the Saccard’s own wife Clara (Yvonne Furneaux) comes to a tragic end, the police are quick to link the two deaths.

Strangers On A Train (PG) (1951)

Raymond Chandler co-scripted Hitchcock’s fascinating version of Highsmith’s debut novel, published just a couple of months after the author’s 29th birthday in 1950. Robert Walker and Farley Granger are perfectly cast as Bruno and Guy, two young men whose chance meeting on a train journey leads to a supposedly foolproof murder swap. The director contributed some of his celebrated set pieces and these have certainly contributed to the film’s continued popularity over the last 65 years.

Rio Double Bills – You can book for a single film, or both for the price of one ticket !

Monday Oct 10 – 7.30PM SOLD OUT
Saturday Oct 15 at 1,15PM

Louis Theroux – MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (15)

“I find that the most inexplicable behaviour is motivated by very relatable human impulses,” comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary debut with ‘the Holy Grail of stories’ and a confrontation with one of the world’s most mysterious, powerful modern-day religions, Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. In a bizarre twist, it subsequently becomes clear that the Church appears to be making their own film about Louis…? Both hilarious and disturbing, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is as outlandish as it is revealing.

Other Highlights coming soon…

Family Matinee Films for Half-Term

Finding Dory (U)

Monday Oct 24 To Wednesday Oct 26 at 2.15PM

The delightful sequel to FINDING NEMO continues the story of forgetful Dory and her undersea friends. She’s living happily with Nemo and Marlin when Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there. Now she wants answers about her past. Who are her parents? Where did she come from? And how did she learn to speak Whale? So the trio takes off on a life changing adventure across the ocean

Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Thursday Oct 27 to Saturday Oct 29 at 2.15PM

Forest Ranger Grace does not believe in dragons and laughs off the stories that her father tells about a dangerous monster that lives deep amongst the trees… then ten-year-old, orphan Pete is found living in the woods and claims to have survived only with the help of Elliot. The fact that Elliot is a big, green dragon causes unease among the townspeople and there could be trouble ahead. Will Pete be able to save his friend before it’s too late? An awesome tale, beautifully told.

Adapting Miss Highsmith – Sunday Double Bills in October

Fear, jealousy, guilt and violence bubble under the surface of the outwardly civilised characters in Patricia Highsmith’s trademark tightly-plotted thrillers, many of which have made for compelling cinema. This season showcases the very best of them.

Coming up:

Sunday Oct 9 –
A Mighty Nice Man (2014)
Strangers On A Train (1951)

Sunday Oct 16 –
Deep Water (1981)
Plein Soleil (1960)

Sunday Oct 23 –
The Cry Of The Owl (1987)
This Sweet Sickness (1977)

Tuesday Oct 15 to Sunday Oct 20

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2016

Fringe! is a film and arts festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. From feature films to experimental art, workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, Fringe! Fest 2016 is hosting a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. With a signature blend of eye opening movies, DIY and experimental work, the thoughtful, the provocative and the strange, packing out cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs.

RIO events
Tuesday Oct 15 – Viva – Opening Night Gala 8.30PM

Friday Oct 18 – Death Becomes Her – Hosted By Holestar 11.30PM

Saturday Oct 19 –Utopians 1.30PM

Saturday Oct 19 – AWOL3.30PM

Sunday Oct 20 – You’ll Never Be Alone 1PM

Sunday Oct 20 – Strike A Pose 3.30PM

Whats New In The Rio Bar and Cafe

We are always looking for new and delicious items for our cafe.
Discover our new range of Ciders:

Turners Elderflower Cider and Gasping Goose Organic Cider

And, we are still stocking the locally made HAPPY ENDINGS ice cream sandwiches, as well as our legendary Samosas!

Our £4 Cake and Coffee deal includes a wheat-free Chocolate & Almond Brownie or an organic Apple & Walnut cinnamon Muffin + a coffee from Climpson & Sons – the best coffee in Hackney!

Tell a friend about the amazing RIO Membership deal

With some great films like the hotly anticipated thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, and from Oct 21 festival sensation AMERICAN HONEY by director Andrea Arnold and starring Shai La Beouf – there’s been no better time to treat yourself, a friend, or a 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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