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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 £8 (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 £350 (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 £8. Other options including private screenings are also possible. For further details contact Charles at email@example.com or on 7241 9415.
SAT 31 Mar • Late Night
RAMPART (15) 11.30pm
(US 2011) dir. Oren Moverman 108m. Digital.
Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver.
Los Angeles, the late 1990s and it's not the LAPD's finest hour with accusations of racial discrimination, internal corruption rampant, and the baddest of bad cops in Dave Brown. Things have gotta change, but Dave is one determined son of a bitch. Much more than just another dirty cop thriller, RAMPART brings together a brilliant screenplay by James Elroy, an astonishing career topping performance from Woody Harrelson, and a supporting cast to die for.
SAT 7 Apr • Late Night
REPO MAN (18) 11.30pm
(US 1984) dir. Alex Cox 92m.
Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Vonetta McGee, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes.
Atomic-age science fiction meets post-punk anarchism and conspiracy paranoia in the cultiest of 80's cult movies and the most iconic soundtrack: Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies. Young punk Emilio Estevez is initiated as a 'repo man' by automobile repossessor Harry Dean Stanton. It's a high-voltage life anyday but then comes the search for a mysterious '64 Chevy Malibu loaded with radioactive and extragalactic cargo...
FRI 13 Apr • Holestar & Fringe! present
IN BED WITH MADONNA (18) 11.15pm
(US 1991) dir. Alek Keshishian 117m. Digital.
Madonna, Pedro Almodovar, Antonio Banderas, Warren Beatty, Sandra Bernhard.
The on-stage (colour) and behind-the-scenes (black-and-white) look at the Material Girl's 1990 Blonde Ambition tour is both an outrageous and insightful record of the egos, panics, triumphs, words of wisdom and simulated masturbation that made up Madge's world 20 years ago. Sing and dance in the aisles to hits like Express Yourself and Vogue and witness the backstage dramas, onstage dance routines, deep throating wine bottles and all the fun and games with the gay dance team.
Hosted by East End drag legend Holestar
£8 (£1 discount for anyone dressed as Madge)
SAT 14 Apr • Fringe! presents
YOUNG SOUL REBELS (18) 11.15pm
(UK 1991) dir. Isaac Julien 105m.
Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healey, Frances Barber, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr.
Landmark and powerful drama from acclaimed artist and film-maker Isaac Julien. Set on an East London housing estate in the summer of 1977, YOUNG SOUL REBELS focuses on Chris and Caz, a pair of pirate radio DJs living among punks and skinheads. The film explores the social and sexual tensions that arise in the community following the murder of a local black gay man.
+ introduction from author Ronke Osinowo and poet Dean Atta.
SAT 21 Apr • Late Night Cigarette Burns Cinema
PIECES (18) 11.30pm
(Spain/USA/Puerto Rico 1982) dir. Juan Piquer Simón 82m. Digital.
Christopher George, Edmund Purdom, Cynda Day George, Frank Braña, Ian Sera.
Another traumatic childhood results, decades later, in Boston's very own chainsaw massacre, a jaw-dropping and enthusiastically contested fight between the abominable and the atrocious, and that's just the dialogue and the acting. However, like a nasty accident, it's strangely hypnotic and you'll certainly still be watching when the last piece of the very gory jigsaw is about to be dropped into place.
+ dj set after screening!
SAT 28 Apr • Late Night Little Film Club
Little Joe presents
OFFICE KILLER (15) 11.30pm
(US 1997) dir. Cindy Sherman 80m.
Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Sukowa, Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Artist Cindy Sherman's one and only feature movie was greeted as sick, perverted, unfunny and simply pointless. What's not to like? Anyway, 15 years on it looks more like a witty and playful postmodernist mix of slasher movie and social satire. The superb Carol Kane is Dorine whose whole life consists of being a copy editor for Constant Consumer magazine. Budget cuts decree that she must now work from home and Dorine isn't happy. Then the accidental death of an obnoxious co-worker gives her an idea...
Little Joe's A Little Film Club is supported by Film London's Community Pilot Fund through National Lottery Funding on behalf of the BFI.
N.B. Tickets for this screening cannot be booked in advance from the Rio box office, but only from Little Joe directly at: http://www.littlejoeofficekiller.eventbrite.co.uk
SAT 5 May • Late Night
TINY FURNITURE (15) 11.30pm
(US 2010) dir. Lena Dunham. 100m. Digital.
Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke.
A now almost legendary first feature that was heaped with critical praise and spotlighted a DIY strain of American independent filmmaking that has become known as Mumblecore. It's a refreshing and sharply observed comedy of life at the crossroads with the writer-director herself playing the recent graduate who returns to New York and moves back in with (real-life) her mother and sister. As painfully confessional as it is endlessly amusing.
| SAT 12 May • Late Night |
At Home with the Ludskis May Parade (Edition #4) (18) 11.30pm
A unique selection of intriguing artists and inspiring performers in this late night Art Happening. Granny Ludski and her team of curators desire to bring together all the arts to stimulate, display and entertain even!
The May Parade (Edition #4) will feature Patti Plinko & Ernesto Tomasini, Miss Annabel Sings, Alexander Geist (Berlin), Centre of Attention, Raga Woods, Bother, Future Sound of Clapton's Comadisco, Stav B, Linnea Hansander and Leo Park (Sweden), Paul Wright and more!
'From Dada to Grandma the beat goes on…' grannyludski.wordpress.com
Granny cam from Winter Garden Edition (#3)
Trailer for Paul Wright's BAFTA winning 2010 short film UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED
Bar til 2.30am
SAT 19 May • Late Night Cigarette Burns Cinema
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (18) 11.30pm
(US 1985) dir. Dan O'Bannon 90m. Digital.
Clu Gulager, James Karen,Thom Matthews, Linnea Quigley.
'The dead have risen and they need Brains!' Writer-director Dan O'Bannon's cult splatterfest is one of the all-time great zombie movies. Blundering medical supplies warehouse workers Frank and his young trainee Freddy unwittingly unleash a mysterious U.S. military chemical that brings the dead back to life. The End of Civilisation looms large but how do you kill something that's already dead? For sheer grotesque imagination alone this parody-cum-sequel is unbeatable.
+ dj set after screening!
SAT 26 May • Late Night
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (18) 11.30pm
(US 2001) dir. David Lynch 146m.
Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Justin Theroux.
In his best film since BLUE VELVET David Lynch lifts the lid on Tinseltown and then dives into the nightmarish maelstrom beneath. The story of dark haired amnesiac Laura Elena Harring and blonde wannabe Naomi Watts plays out as an hallucinogenic reworking of THE WIZARD OF OZ with Los Angeles subsumed into a voyeuristic universe of desire. Hysterical, haunting and unique.
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