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THE WRESTLERTUE 10 Feb • Early Evening Special

THE WRESTLER (15) 6.00

(US 2008) dir. Darren Aronofsky 109m.
Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens.

An extraordinary performance from Mickey Rourke as Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a retired professional wrestler working his way round the independent circuit. Far removed from his glory days in the 80s, Robinson now relies on drugs to push him on in the ring whilst pulling away from the issues that have shaped and plagued his life outside it. A heartbreaking treasure that defines the word 'comeback'.

£6/£5 Concs

THE WRESTLERWED 11 Feb • Early Evening Special

THE WRESTLER (15) 6.00

(US 2008) dir. Darren Aronofsky 109m.
Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens.

£6/£5 Concs

SOME LIKE IT HOTSAT 14 Feb • Valentine's Day Special late show

SOME LIKE IT HOT (U) 11.30pm

(US 1959) dir. Billy Wilder 110m.
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E Brown.

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are the two struggling musicians who pretend to be women in order to escape Chicago after witnessing the St Valentine's Day massacre. Disguised as Josephine and Daphne, hilarity ensues when they meet the dazzling Sugar Kane, played to perfection by Marilyn Monroe. An enduring treasure, and one of Hollywood's greatest screwball comedies!

+ free glass of bubbly!


ROMÉO ET JULIETTESAT 21 Feb • Salzburg Festival 2008 in HD Digital


Opera in 5 acts
Music: Charles Gounod, Libretto: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré, Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Directed by: Bartlett Sher.
Cast: Nino Machaidze (soprano Juliette), Rolando Villazòn (tenor Romèo), Mikhail Petrenko (bass Frère Laurent), Russell Braun (baritone Mercutio), Cora Burggraaf (mezzo-soprano Stèphano), Falk Struckmann (bass-baritone Le Comte Capulet),
Juna Francisco Gatell (tenor Tybalt).

With its four duets for the title couple, Charles Gounod’s 'Roméo et Juliette' is one of the most famous love tragedies in opera. Stage director Bartlett Sher (winner of this year’s best director of a musical Tony Award for his revival of ‘South Pacific’ on Broadway) makes his European opera debut with this production at the historic and atmospheric outdoor Felsenreitschule. Rolando Villazón, one of the leading lyric tenors of our day, is Romeo. Juliette is sung by the young Georgian soprano Nino Machaizde. The young French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director designate of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducts for the first time in Salzburg.

Running time: 175 mins (including one interval)

Adm. £12/£10 Concs & Friends of the Rio



(US 2008) dir. Jonathan Demme 114m.
Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith.

The quirky but perceptive tale of a young woman with a troubled past (a superb Hathaway) returning home for her sister's wedding. Personal pain and guilt are set against a backdrop of ever-complicated but ever-loving familial relationships. The speeches are funny, the music is ace and the mood falls just the right side of sentimental mushiness.

£6/£5 Concs

DON GIOVANNISAT 7 Mar • Salzburg Festival 2008 in HD Digital


Opera in 2 acts
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte, Conductor: Bertrand de Billy, Directed by: Claus Guth.
Cast: Christopher Maltman (baritone Don Giovanni), Anatoly Kocherga (bass Il commandatore), Annette Dasch (soprano Donna Anna), Matthew Polenzani (tenor Don Ottavio), Dorothea Röschmann (soprano Donna Elvira), Erwin Schrott (bass Leporello), Ekaterina Siurina (soprano Zerlina), Alex Esposito (bass Masetto).

This striking production of Mozart's most famous opera, directed by Claus Guth, was filmed on the opening night of the 2008 Salzburg Festival. It features British baritone Christopher Maltman in the title role, with Annette Dasch taking the role of Donna Anna. Bertrand de Billy conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Running time: 200 mins (including one interval)

£12/£10 Concs & Friends of the Rio

THE MAN WHO LAUGHS Sun 8 Mar • East 09 Festival


(US 1928) dir. Paul Leni 110m. 
Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova.
+ live electronic accompaniment by Nacho Martin.

The unique combination of sound and silents that is Kinosound returns to the Rio with a rare screening of a masterpiece that is only now beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Based on a Victor Hugo novel, it’s a story of epic proportions, enormous pathos and grotesque spectacle. The great Conrad Veidt plays Gwynplaine, a man with a hideous grin carved into his face, who is forced to become a freak sideshow attraction in 17th. century England. Veidt’s extraordinary makeup was the influence for the original Joker in the Batman comic strip.

Hailing from Madrid and living in Hackney, Nacho Martin is an electronic composer and DJ intent on opening up silent film for new audiences. THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, his latest, and most ambitious, project premiered to a full house at the Barbican in October 2009.

£8/£6 Concs & Under 15’s

FRANKLYNFRI 13 SAT 14 MON 16 WED 17 Mar • Matinees

FRANKLYN (15) 1.15

(UK 2007) dir. Gerald McMorrow 98m.
Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill.

FRANKLYN is an urban fairytale which successfully marries inventive storytelling with a striking visual sense. Set in both contemporary London and the futuristic religion-dominated Meanwhile City, it's a tale of four characters: an atheist vigilante who has vowed revenge on Meanwhile City's leader; a privileged but cynical and depressed young artist; a sensitive young man with a broken heart; and a deeply religious man who has come to London in search of his missing son. Switching between the worlds of the real and the imaginary allows first-time writer-director Gerald McMorrow full reign to imaginatively explore the relationship between love, fantasy and faith.

£6/£5 Concs


DON'T TOUCH THE WHITE WOMAN (Touche Pas à la Femme Blanche) (18) 2.00

(France 1974) dir. Marco Ferreri. 108m. Subtitles. Digital.
Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret.

More genre-bending as a European master of the satirical and the surreal shoots a Western on the streets of Paris around the area of the then recently demolished ancient market quarter of Les Halles. Ferreri's critique of American society and its values follows war-crazed General Custer (Mastroianni) on a mission to 'pacify' and remove the natives to make way for the railroad (which was the reason for the demolition of Les Halles). Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret also turn up to explore war and capitalism, financial speculation and state intervention in this extraordinary piece of serious fun.

Writer and filmmaker Neil Grey will introduce the film and there will be a post screening discussion with Anthony Iles, Neil Grey and Anja Kirschner.

This event is part of the Lux Associate Artist's Programme.

£6/£5 Concs

SAT 28 Mar • Matinee


(US 1931) dir. James Whale 69m.
Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke.

Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. Director James Whale’s adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel blended with Karloff’s compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity makes the original FRANKENSTEIN not only a masterpiece of the genre, but a movie for all time.

£6/£5 Concs & Under 15’s

OTELLOSAT 28 Mar • Salzburg Festival 2008 in HD Digital

OTELLO (PG) 3.00

Opera in 4 acts
Music: Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto: Arrigo Boito, Conductor: Riccardo Muti, Directed by: Stephen Langridge
Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko (tenor Otello), Marina Poplavskaya (soprano Desdemona), Carlos Alvarez (baritone Jago), Barbara Di Castri (mezzo-soprano Emilia), Stephen Costello (tenor Cassio), Antonello Ceron (tenor Roderigo), Mikhail Petrenko (bass Lodovico), Simone Del Savio (bass Montano).

Verdi’s last tragic opera Otello, like Shakespeare’s play, is a shattering psychological drama. This new production is directed by Stephen Langridge and conducted by Riccardo Muti. Alongside the Spanish baritone Carlos Álvarez as Jago, two rising international singers sing Otello and Desdemona – the Latvian spinto tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko and the Russian soprano Marina Poplavskaya.

Running time: 160 mins (including one interval)

£12/£10 Concs & Friends of the Rio

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