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The midnight movie lives on in Dalston! Venture forth from your home cinema cocoon, or your laptop, to savour the delights of cult movies, forbidden pleasures and dark thrills on the big screen in the comfort of the Rio's atmospheric art deco auditorium. Ticket prices for these shows are £7 (except where stated).

And if you fancy hosting your own late show, why not choose a film (subject to availability) for a Friday or Saturday late night show on a date of your choice. You need to be a Friend of the Rio (cost £20) and the cost of the late show is £300 (including VAT) which includes admission for up to 50 guests. The screening will also be open to the public, at our regular late night admission price of £7. Other options including private screenings are also possible. For further details contact Charles at charles@riocinema.org.uk or on 7241 9415.

Still from filmSAT 12 Jun • Late Night Show

FOUR LIONS (15) 11.15pm

(UK 2009) dir. Christopher Morris 101m. Digital.
Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar.

The brilliant Chris Morris makes his feature film debut by striking high on the list of bad-taste subjects with a look at a little discussed aspect of the War on Terror: the cock-up. This mix of dark comedy and farcical thriller focuses on a cell of homegrown jihadi bombers, feverishly plotting martyrdom from terrace houses in Doncaster. Morris takes no prisoners: everyone is incompetent or stupid. It all adds up to another hilariously original and controversial Morris blend of the ridiculous, the unbelievable and the truth.


Still from filmSAT 19 Jun • Late Night Show

BAD LIEUTENANT (18) 11.15pm

(US 2009) dir. Werner Herzog 122m. Digital.
Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Alvin 'Xzbit' Joiner, Fairuza Balk, Shawn Hatosy, Jennifer Coolidge.

In post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, detective Terence McDonagh is investigating the killing of a group of Senegalese immigrants whilst battling his own drug and gambling addictions, but his losing streak is getting out of hand. Werner Herzog's crazy revisiting of the Abel Ferrara cult classic is its own thing: cop drama meets surrealist vision. A mesmerising performance from Nicolas Cage completes a moviegoing experience like no other.


Still from filmSAT 26 Jun • Late Night Show


(UK 2009) dir. Matt Harlock 102m. Digital.
Bill Hicks, Kevin Booth, John Farneti.

The story of a groundbreaking American comedian whose death in 1994 at the age of 32 led to the international fame and recognition that he didn't achieve during his short lifetime. Alongside interviews with Bill Hicks' closest friends and family, digital animation brings vividly to life some of his great stand-up routines that combine acidic political and social commentary with tales of his sexual obsessions, his surreal vision of the world and his ideas for a better world.


Still from filmSAT 3 Jul • Late Night Show

TRASH HUMPERS (18) 11.15pm

(US 2009) dir. Harmony Korine 78m. Digital.
Harmony Korine, Rachel Korine, Travis Nicholson.

A lo-fi piece of mock documentary/art terrorism from Harmony Korine the off-the-wall director of GUMMO and JULIEN DONKEY-BOY. A grotesquely masked gang inflict their brand of art upon a sparsely populated area of Kentucky and that includes a lot of trash humping in all its many deranged forms. Korine, a past master of finding poetry in perversity, calls it, "a new type of horror; palpable and raw." You have been warned.

Dig out your Trash Humpers inspired outfits/props and come along - the 'worst dressed' Humper wins a prize! Plus additional giveaways...

See trailer at: www.warp.net/films/trash-humpers


Still from filmFri 9 Jul • Late Night Show

MOTHERLAND (12A) 11.15pm

(South Africa 2010) dir. Owen Alik Shahadah 120m.

The Rio is delighted to present the UK premiere screenings of this powerful documentary on Africa, directed by Owen Alik Shahadah, and from the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 YEARS LATER. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, MOTHERLAND sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory and majesty of Africa’s past through its complex and present history, the film looks unflinchingly toward a positive Pan-African future. With breathtaking cinematography and a fluid soundtrack sculpted by Sona Jobarteh.

+ discussion

£8.50/£6.50 Concs & Under 15’stop

SAT 10 Jul • Late Night Tribute to Dennis Hopper

APOCALYPSE NOW (18) 11.15pm

(USA 1979) dir. Francis Ford Coppola. 153mins.
Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall.

In a handful of truly great Dennis Hopper screen performances, his portrayal of a burned-out and deranged Vietnam war photo-journalist and army groupie in Coppola's APOCALYPSE NOW was perhaps the moment when the man and the myth blended seamlessly. The movie itself is equally unforgettable: a stunning vision of a journey into the heart of darkness that leads to the renegade outpost commanded by the mysterious Colonel Kurtz.


Still from filmSAT 17 Jul • Late Night Show

INCEPTION (12A) 11.30pm

(US 2010) dir. Christopher Nolan 148m. Digital.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine.

From the director of DARK KNIGHT and MEMENTO comes a dazzling, complex and visually superb movie with an all-star cast: an existential thriller set within our own inner reality. In the treacherous new world of corporate espionage in which technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the absolute best: a thief skilled in the dangerous art of extracting valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious But his expertise has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible – inception. Instead of the perfect heist, the job is to plant an idea, not steal one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime, but someone seems able to predict his every move...

£8.50/£6.50 Concstop

SAT 24 Jul • Late Night Show

GOOD HAIR (12A) 11.30pm

(USA 20090 dir. Jeff Stilson 96m. Digital.
Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Nia Long.

The genial but ever-sharp Chris Rock discovers many universal but rarely discussed truths as he rigorously investigates the stigmas, the secrets and the shocking price of maintenance of African-American hair. Celebrity interviews with actors, musicians, writers and preachers get to the root of the matter and the International Hair Show stylists competition footage really has to be seen to be believed, Fresh, funny and fascinating.


Still from filmSAT 31 Jul • Late Night Show

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE (15) 11.30pm

(USA 2009) dir. Tom DiCillo. 86m.
Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek.

Narrated by The Doors superfan Johnny Depp, writer-director Tom DiCillo’s riveting film uncovers a wealth of historic, previously unseen footage of the group that still sells a million albums a year almost forty years after the death of singer Jim Morrison in a bathtub in Paris. Scenes from a 1969 film, HWY, that Morrison – a UCLA film student before he was a rock star – directed and starred in, neatly sets up the framework for all the concert footage, photo montages, and news clips to come.


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