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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 £25) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 7241 9415.
SAT 4 Aug • Late Night
TOTAL RECALL (15) 11.30pm
(US 1990) dir. Paul Verhoeven 114m. Digital.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside.
The original 1990 mega-budget sci-fi action blockbuster, adapted from a Philip K. Dick story. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the ordinary Joe who discovers his entire reality has been invented to conceal a scheme for planetary domination on Mars. Fortunately Arnie is a master at manipulating the dazzling high technology world of his manipulators with director Paul Verhoeven demonstrating similar mastery of the convoluted and clever plot.
SAT 11 Aug • Late Night
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (18) 11.30pm
(US 1970) dir. Russ Meyer 105m. Digital.
Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar, Michael Blodgett.
Probably the only exploitation movie made by a major Hollywood studio to be written by a Pulitzer prize winning film critic, Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert's 'rock-horror musical' is as sexy, funny, hip, schlocky, stylish, and horrific as any 60's Hollywood party. When female rock'n'roll band the Carrie Nations meet up with a kinky music promoter who turns them on to a whole new scene, man, the naïve trio are quickly immersed in a weird and wicked world. An uncertifiable 100% masterpiece.
SAT 18 Aug • Late Night
PULP FICTION (18) 11.30pm
(US 1994) dir. Quentin Tarantino. 154m. Digital
John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Rosanna Arquette, Eric Stoltz, Tim Roth.
Tarantino's seminal tale of intertwining lives and unexpected consequences. Travolta and Jackson are the low-rent hit men sent to collect a stolen briefcase for their mob boss employer whose wife is Uma Thurman. Bruce Willis is the aging boxer being paid to throw his next fight. Almost 20 years on, it still comes with a guarantee of wicked fun, explosive action, style, movie clichés given the kiss of life and a great soundtrack.
SAT 25 Aug • Late Night
BARBARELLA (15) 11.30pm
(France/Italy 1968) dir. Roger Vadim 94m.
Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, David Hemmings, Milo O'Shea, Ugo Tognazzi, Anita Pallenberg.
With all the audacity, originality, fantasy, humor, beauty, horror, cruelty and eroticism of your average comic strip, BARBARELLA is a 41st-century outer space adventure 60's style. In search of the evil renegade scientist Duran Duran (yes!), the hypersexual adventuress lands on Lythion, clearly the grooviest planet in the entire universe, where she sets about vanquishing the evil ways of robots and monsters. An entertaining time capsule of the camp classic variety.
SAT 1 Sep • Late Night
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (12A) 11.30pm
(Sweden/UK 2012) dir. Malik Bendjelloul 86m. Digital.
Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul.
The truth is stranger than fiction story of the greatest 70s music icon who never was. After one album that bombed, Rodriguez vanished, was even reputed to have committed suicide on stage but a bootleg of his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics turned him into a cult figure... in apartheid South Africa. Two fans set out to discover the extraordinary truth behind the myths.
FRI 7 Sep • Late Night
LADIES' TURN (U) 11.30pm
(France 2011) dir. Hélène Harder 65m. Subtitles. Digital.
Sometimes you need to break the rules to join in the game. In the West African Republic of Senegal, where Football is a national obsession, the Ladies' Turn Association organised the country's very first women's soccer tournament in 2009. But despite the passionate commitment of Seyni, the former captain of the woman's national team, and the women and men that supported her, the game was far from won. In 2011, defying taboos and prejudices, the women return to the fields and play for a growing audience. Will they be allowed to go all the way and play the game they love?
+ Q&A with Hélène Harder
Screening in association with LEFT FOOT FORWARD, a feminist football tournament taking place in Victoria Park on Sun 9 Sep, organised by Feminist Fight Back.
SAT 8 Sep • Late Night Cigarette Burns Cinema
MILANO CALIBRO 9 (18) 11.30pm
(It 1972) dir: Fernando Di Leo 88m. Subtitles. Digital.
Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff.
With stellar performances and high speed action, MILANO CALIBRO 9 tells the story of recently released con Ugo (Moschin) whose bosses assume he's hiding $300,000, so they send sadistic henchman Rocco (Adorf) to inflict a little persuasion. All Ugo wants to do is leave his life of crime behind him and run away with his girlfriend (Bouchet). A familiar tale, perhaps, but an outstanding film from start to finish. It's a genuine classic of the Eurocrime genre and one of the best.
+ dj set after screening!
|SAT 15 Sep • Late Night
The Parker Posey Film Festival and Scala Beyond present
PARTY GIRL (18) 11.30pm
(US 1995) dir. Daisy Von Scherler Mayer. 94m.
Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Sasha Von Scherler, Guillermo Diaz.
Parker Posey is clearly a star and as lovably weird as ever in the role that cemented her status as the "it girl" of the 1990s indie-film scene. She plays Mary, a fun-loving, job-shirking party girl who undergoes a life-changing conversion after she finds herself in the slammer with her only salvation buried in the dewey decimal system. Although acclaimed at Sundance and turned into a short-lived Fox tv sitcom PARTY GIRL was never released in the UK.
+ special guests Daisy von Scherler Mayer (director) and Harry Birkmayer (writer/producer)
SAT 22 Sep • Special Late Night Event
At Home with the Ludskis: Meat Poppet Masquerade (Edition #6) (18) 11.30pm
Intriguing & inspiring moving image makers, artists, music makers and performers, take over the Cinema for another unique late night art happening curated by Granny Ludski. Part of Scala Beyond film season.
'A truly alternative happening at this Dalston cinema space which provides 'plastic art, installation, live music, popcorn, intervention, painting, total art, post-contemporary, exhibition, screening, live performance' and more in tribute to Kingsland Palace founder (Dalston's first electric picture house on the site where the Rio now stands) Clara Ludski. Expect a totally surreal, totally bonkers happening across a variety of artistic platforms.' Time Out
'There's something about the Ludskis Avant Garde Art Happening that suggests it should be taken a little more seriously than the rest. The avant garde late night exhibition combines a number of mediums. It might just be something people will be talking about for a while' http://thrillcity.co.uk
'From Dada to Grandma the beat goes on…'
May Parade Edition (#4)
Bar til 2.30am
Special price £6
SAT 29 Sep • Late Night
SAMSARA (12A) 11.30pm
(US 2012) dir. Ron Fricke. 102m. Digital.
Filmed over four years in twenty-five countries across five continents SAMSARA, Sanskrit for "ever turning wheel of life", is an epic journey which captures the rhythms of the planet and its human inhabitants. Sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders present an infusion of the ancient with the modern. The music of Michael Sterns, Lisa Gerrard and Marcello De Francisci perfectly complements the often astonishing visuals.
107 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB
(corner John Campbell Road)
Tel 020 7241 9410