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Friday Oct 21 to Thursday Nov 3
American Honey (15) BOOK TICKETS

The Cannes award-winning first American film from Andrea Arnold, writer-director of FISH TANK and WUTHERING HEIGHTS, is a road movie like no other – an epic, visionary, hypnotic odyssey into an unfamiliar America that is an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers. When the parent-less teenager Star (hypnotizing newcomer Sasha Lane), saddled with the responsibility of caring for two pre-teen siblings in Nowheresville, Middle America, sees a chance to escape her situation, she seizes it: she joins forces with a young, itinerant and rowdy door-to-door sales gang led by the shifty Jake (Shia LeBeouf, a force to be reckoned with) and his untrusting girlfriend Krystal (Riley Keough), and so a journey of self-discovery begins. Newcomer Lane and LaBeouf are an electric pairing and their story is propelled by a dynamic soundtrack that mixes country, Southern hip-hop “trap” music and American radio classics ranging from E-40 to Rihanna to Bruce Springsteen.
“this is Arnold’s best work since her 2006 feature debut Red Road, an electrifying odyssey which mixes the vérité grit of Ken Loach’s sociopolitical parables with the awestruck natural beauty of Terrence Malick’s rural cinematic dreams, all filtered through the eyes of an irrepressible heroine whose experiences are at once singular yet universal”
Mark Kermode – Observer 4/5 stars

Parent & Baby Screening – Thursday Oct 27 at 11.30am
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15) BOOK TICKETS

Growing old disgracefully, self-obsessed PR agent Edina ‘Eddy’ Monsoon and her even more grotesque magazine editor friend Patsy Stone are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around in their never-ending quest to stay young and relevant. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

This screening is our weekly event for Parents & Babies (under one year old), its a great social club, we offer delicious coffee, tea and cake combos, have baby changing facilities and secure buggy parking.

Adapting Miss Highsmith Season – Sunday Triple Bill

The Cry Of The Owl (15) BOOK TICKETS
Highsmith and Claude Chabrol seemed to be made for each other so it’s surprising that the prolific French director didn’t turn to the writer’s work more regularly. Although Highsmith herself considered The Cry of the Owl a lesser novel, Chabrol recognised its power and worth. It centres on the unusual relationship between Robert (Christophe Malavoy) and Juliette (Mathilda May), which develops after Robert, a draughtsman and part-time artist, admits to having spied on her for several months.

Showing with: Annabel (PG)
The first adaptation of Highsmith’s This Sweet Sickness was Annabel – an episode of US TV’s THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, first airing in November 1962. Dean Stockwell is riveting as the successful, quiet but disturbed young scientist whose other identity snares others into a nightmarish web.

Showing with: This Sweet Sickness (15)
Highsmith’s seventh novel This Sweet Sickness became a star vehicle for the boyish Gérard Depardieu. He plays David, an accountant hopelessly obsessed with a woman he has carried a torch for since his youth but who’s now married to another man.

Rio Double/Triple Bills – You can book for a single film, or both (or all three in this case) for the price of one ticket !

Other Highlights coming soon…

Family Matinee Films for Half-Term

Finding Dory (U)BOOK TICKETS

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)BOOK TICKETS
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.

Friday Oct 28 to Thursday Nov 3
Lo & Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World (12A) BOOK TICKETS

The first message sent on the Internet in 1969 was meant to be “login,” but after “lo” the system crashed. That’s the jumping off point (and an explanation of the film’s title) for the latest of the inimitable explorations of the world around us by legendary directorWerner Herzog. From revealing interviews with a strange collection of 1960s and 1970s computer scientists the boundlessly curious Herzog moves on from the internet to visions of the future that include the possibility of human telepathy and “Terminator”-style robot apocalypses. Along the way he shows how the astonishing revolution that is the all-encompassing online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, and that includes personal relationships. LO AND BEHOLD explores the good, the bad, the weird and the wondrous and the result could be either existential dread or hope for the future. It’s your world – or is it?

Tuesday Nov 15 to Sunday Nov 20

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2016BOOK TICKETS

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 Nov 15 – Viva – Opening Night Gala 8.30PM – tickets selling fast, book now !!

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

Saturday Nov 19 –Utopians 1.30PM

Saturday Nov 19 – AWOL3.30PM

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

Sunday Nov 20 – Strike A Pose 3.30PM


We are shortlisted in the TIME OUT LOVE LONDON awards, please vote for us – click on the Local Love image above to go to the Time Out Stokey page.

Please note – we are listed under Stoke Newington (not Hackney)


Tell a friend about the amazing RIO Membership deal

With some great films like our current indie sensation AMERICAN HONEY from director Andrea Arnold and starring Shai La Beouf, and then from Oct 28 Werner Herzog’s excellent new doc on the impact of the internet LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD and in November Tom Ford’s hotly anticipated NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (pictured) and sci-fi epic ARRIVAL – 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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