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and Coming Soon…
Now showing until Thursday Nov 17
Nocturnal Animals (15) BOOK TICKETS

As sleek as a panther, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is director/fashion designer Tom Ford’s second feature after his striking and acclaimed first feature A SINGLE MAN. Equally stylish and gorgeous to look at, but much more than an exercise in aesthetics, this is a bold and complex portrait of a woman whose world is about to be turned upside down. Susan (the superb Amy Adams), already troubled by the frequent absences of her second husband is further rattled by the arrival of a manuscript written by her long-estranged first husband which forces her to examine her own past. The deftly handled mix of reality and story within a story racks up all the suspense there is to get from an escalating nightmare but whether as classic thriller or psychological study, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is a delight from start to finish.

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this superb second feature from the fashion designer turned film director – a pitch-black thriller to make you queasy with tension and regret… a terrifically absorbing thriller with that vodka-kick of pure malice.
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian 5/5 stars

For One Week Only Friday Nov 11 to Thursday Nov 17
I, Daniel Blake (15) BOOK TICKETS
In their latest State of the Nation dispatch from the front line, master social-realist craftsman Ken Loach and his regular scriptwriter Paul Laverty put an achingly human face on the modern welfare crisis. Widower Daniel Blake has lived and worked for most of his life in Newcastle. He has always been determined to do right by others but when for the first time ever, he needs help from the State, he becomes trapped in a bureaucratic nightmare. Together with single mother Katie and her two young children, he finds himself caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy being played out against the modern-day Britain rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver.’ It’s a film of heart, passion and brutal honesty.
Saturday Nov 26 at 11.30am
As If There Was Nothing Else – Como Se Não Existisse Nada   BOOK TICKETS
“Como se não existisse nada” is a documentary by Sibila Lind in partnership with PÚBLICO, a portuguese newspaper.

Querubim Lapa was already known as the “Master” in the halls of António Arroio School when Susana appeared in one of his pottery classes. He was 53 years old, she was 17. They stayed together, split and remained apart for 17 years until they reunited. Querubim, known as the most important Portuguese ceramist of the 20th century, found in Susana his main source of inspiration. In their house, the paintings, notebooks and tiles that fill the rooms have all one thing in common: a portrait.Sibila Lind was born in Braga in 1990. She graduated in Multimedia Arts, in 2011, in the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon and four years later finished her Master in Journalism with an honourable mention. She won the Journalism award “Gazeta Revelação” in 2015 and currently works as a multimedia journalist in the Portuguese newspaper PÚBLICO. Photographer, filmmaker and journalist, she intends to connect storytelling with the visual universe of art.

The documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the Director and Susana Lapa.

Fringe Fest Gala Opening Night  Tuesday Nov 15 at 8.30pm
Limited number of stalls seats left, circle seats available – advance booking advised !
Jesus, a young hairdresser, works at a Havana drag cabaret club to make ends meet. He dreams of one day becoming a perfomer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, VIVA develops into a love story as they struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.

VIVA is a moving drama that packs an emotional punch with its portrayal of families, from those we adopt to those we are born into while illustrating the every day struggles of ordinary Cubans.

Friday Nov 18 at 11.30pm – Stalls seats almost sold out, circle seats available – book your tickets now!
Fringe Fest and HOLESTAR Present…
Death Becomes Her (18) BOOK TICKETS
Fringe! is delighted to be screening the poisonously camp DEATH BECOMES HER, hosted by Holestar. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are the original frenemies, who after drinking potions that gives them eternal life, ought not to get killed.
The two channel their undead drag queens and spit every bitchy line (aided by an ageless, iconic Isabella Rosselini). It is impossible to know if the filmmakers knew this dark comedy would have eternal youth amongst queers everywhere.

“it has in the years since its unassuming 1992 theatrical run become one of the great unspoken cult classics for gay (male) audiences. It shares space with that rarified class, including Auntie Mame and Grey Gardens, of films that don’t contain so much as a whiff of explicit homosexuality, but seem within their very DNA to radiate a gay sensibility—true examples of cinematic “nature, not nurture.” One could go so far as to call Death Becomes Her one of the gayest films Hollywood ever released to have been made by almost exclusively straight filmmakers”
Slant Magazine

Other Highlights this week and coming soon…

Sunday Nov 13 Double Bill
The Childhood Of A Leader (12A)BOOK TICKETS
At 1.45pm
Winner of both the Best Director and the Best Debut Feature Award at the Venice Film Festival, THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER is a portrait of a tyrant as a young boy. After World War 1 an American family relocates to a chateau in the French countryside from where the father advises on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles while his son, Prescott, is left in the care of his devout Christian mother. There’s a rousing symphonic score by Scott Walkerand a cameo performance by Robert Pattinson. It all adds up to satirically dark and ominous fable about the origins of evil.

Things To Come (12A) BOOK TICKETS

At 4pm
Berlin Silver Bear winning director Mia Hansen-Løve’s THINGS TO COME is a tender, contemplative portrait of womanhood – and an irresistible collaboration between filmmaker and legendary actress Isabelle Huppert.
Tuesday Nov 15 to Sunday Nov 20

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2016 BOOK TICKETS

Fringe! is a film and arts festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone.

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

Friday Nov 18 – Death Becomes Her – Late Show Scream-a-long – Hosted By Holestar 11.30PM

Saturday Nov 19 – Utopians 1.30PM – Sexy pansexual treat whets all appetites with full frontal nudity, philosophical ruminations and seriously lush cinematography.

Saturday Nov 19 – AWOL3.30PM – A young woman adrift amidst the expectations of family and society in her small town.

Sunday Nov 20 – You’ll Never Be Alone 1PM – Teddy Award-winner about forbidden lust set in Chilean backdrop of Santiago.

Sunday Nov 20 – Strike A Pose 3.30PM – Tickets selling fast – Circle seats available

Friday Nov 18 to Thursday Nov 24
Arrival (12A) BOOK TICKETS
From Denis Villeneuve, the director of PRISONERS and SICARIO, ARRIVAL is a compelling tense science fiction thriller in the classic mould – but an alien movie that is fundamentally human.

When 12 alien spacecraft land around the world, linguistics expert Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and theoretical physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) are recruited by the US military to obtain the answer to one question: “What do they want?” 11 other teams around the world are attempting to do the same…
As gripping in the interpretation of a sentence as it is in the first sight of the aliens, ARRIVAL is a beautiful and haunting experience. From its arresting cinematography, captivating score and minimalist production design to another superb performance from Amy Adams, this is innovative and unique film-making of the very best kind.

Tell a friend about the amazing RIO Membership deal

With some great films like Tom Ford’s current RIO favorite NOCTURNAL ANIMALS , heart-rending drama I, DANIEL BLAKE from Ken Loach, upcoming  sci-fi epic ARRIVAL,and Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON (pictured)- 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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