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THE DAY SHALL COME 15

20191017

THE DAY SHALL COME

Chris Morris, creator of such surreal and satirical comedy classics as The Day Today and Brass Eye belatedly follows his big screen debut FOUR LIONS with a ballsy and very funny tale of FBI trickery w...

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NON-FICTION (Doubles Vies) 15

20191018

NON-FICTION (Doubles Vies)

High class people with low class values are at the heart of idiosyncratic French director Olivier Assayas’s hilarious and sprightly look at art, affairs and midlife crises. Parisian publisher Alain...

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JOKER15

20191018

JOKER

"Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?" Joaquin Phoenix brilliantly creates a complex and compelling portrait of the legendary DC comic villain as director Todd Phillips radically and ...

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FARMING18

20191018

FARMING

Nigerian-British writer-director-actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje delves into his own childhood and teenage years for an enthralling and moving real-life story. In the 1960s through 1980s, Nigerian c...

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DOLEMITE IS MY NAME15

20191019

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitat...

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Native Spirit Festival - Urban NDNZ Triple Bill12A

20191019

Native Spirit Festival - Urban NDNZ Triple Bill

Native Spirit Festival presents three films (1961 to 2019) about Reservations, Urban life and identity for contemporary young Native Americans. The Mystery of Now (16 mins) Director: Audrey Buchan...

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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE BROOD18

20191019

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE BROOD

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema. Join us for 2 nights of Oliver Reed horror th...

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NT Live: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 12A

20191020

NT Live: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy recorded at a live performance at the Bridge Theatre in London. A feuding fairy King and Queen of the fo...

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TOY STORY 4 U

20191021

TOY STORY 4

Heartwarming, very funny, and beautifully animated, this latest instalment of a much loved saga is another Pixar Animation classic. Woody, Buzz and friends are enjoying their peaceful new life as B...

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SORRY WE MISSED YOU + Ken Loach Q&A15

20191023

SORRY WE MISSED YOU + Ken Loach Q&A

Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty follow the wonderful I, DANIEL BLAKE, with SORRY WE MISSED YOU - a captivating and compassionate portrait of a family and the challenges they face trying to ...

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DOLEMITE IS MY NAME P&B15

20191024

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME P&B

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitat...

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PENGUIN PReSENTS - Olivia Gatwood: Life of the Party15

20191024

PENGUIN PReSENTS - Olivia Gatwood: Life of the Party

At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Olivia Gatwood’s new book, Life of the Party is about what it means to be a girl and a woman in today’s world and the challenge of brie...

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TOGETHER ALONE: BULANTI + NOTHING PERSONAL 15

20191026

TOGETHER ALONE: BULANTI + NOTHING PERSONAL

TOGETHER ALONE Saturday October 26 at 13.00: BULANTI (Nausea) (112 mins) Turkey 2015 Dir. Zeki Demirkubuz Subtitled Upon losing his wife and son, Ahmet has to struggle with the feeling of ...

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TOGETHER ALONE: DISTANT + A COFFEE IN BERLIN15

20191027

TOGETHER ALONE: DISTANT + A COFFEE IN BERLIN

TOGETHER ALONE Sunday October 27 at 13.00: DISTANT (Uzak) (110 mins) Turkey 2002 Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Subtitled Mehmet Emin Toprak, Muzaffer Özdemir. Internationally acclaimed director Nu...

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UKGFF - WELCOME TO SODOM 15

20191030

UKGFF - WELCOME TO SODOM

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL The UK Green Film Festival is an annual nationwide festival with the aim of bringing environmentally themed films to audiences across the UK. The Rio is delighted once again ...

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Disco Confessions: John Morales, Life on the Mix + Q&A12A

20191101

Disco Confessions: John Morales, Life on the Mix + Q&A

Doc'n Roll Film Festival World Premiere John Morales, one of the most influential producers of the disco and dance music scenes, was responsible for more than 700 mixes and productions during th...

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UKGFF - EARTH15

20191102

UKGFF - EARTH

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL The UK Green Film Festival is an annual nationwide festival with the aim of bringing environmentally themed films to audiences across the UK. The Rio is delighted once again ...

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LKFF: YOUNGJU12A

20191102

LKFF: YOUNGJU

In this skilfully directed feature debut by Cha Sung-duk, things are not what they seem at first glance. The eponymous Youngju (Kim Hyang-gi) and her brother Youngin (Tang Jun-sang), two young orphane...

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LKFF: A PILLAR OF MIST (35mm)18

20191103

LKFF: A PILLAR OF MIST (35mm)

A young woman seems to have everything going for her. She graduates from university, finds a job in publishing and marries her handsome boyfriend. Soon a baby enters the happy family. The husband is b...

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UKGFF - LET THERE BE LIGHT 15

20191104

UKGFF - LET THERE BE LIGHT

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL The UK Green Film Festival is an annual nationwide festival with the aim of bringing environmentally themed films to audiences across the UK. The Rio is delighted once again ...

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UKGFF - SERENGETI RULES15

20191106

UKGFF - SERENGETI RULES

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL The UK Green Film Festival is an annual nationwide festival with the aim of bringing environmentally themed films to audiences across the UK. The Rio is delighted once again ...

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NT Live: HANSARD12A

20191107

NT Live: HANSARD

Hansard, noun, the official report of all parliamentary debates. Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Double Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings star in Simon Wood's new pla...

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THE IRISHMAN15

20191108

THE IRISHMAN

“Sooner or later everybody put here has a date when he’s gonna go’' Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s monumental mobster masterpiece THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga that ...

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UKGFF - THE GREEN LIE15

20191109

UKGFF - THE GREEN LIE

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL The UK Green Film Festival is an annual nationwide festival with the aim of bringing environmentally themed films to audiences across the UK. The Rio is delighted once again ...

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LKFF: THE FLOWER IN HELL (35mm)15

20191109

LKFF: THE FLOWER IN HELL (35mm)

Dong-shik, an innocent young man from the countryside, arrives in Seoul in search of his brother. Amongst the busy streets, markets and American army bases of the post-war city, Dong-shik eventually f...

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Brainiac: Transmission After Zero + Q&A12A

20191109

Brainiac: Transmission After Zero + Q&A

Doc'n Roll Film Festival UK Premiere In the mid-1990s, Dayton, Ohio’s music scene was generating worldwide buzz thanks to the influential indie rock being produced there by the likes of The Bree...

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LKFF: THREE FRIENDS (35mm)15

20191110

LKFF: THREE FRIENDS (35mm)

Three friends with unusual nicknames - Independent Party, Pork Belly and Mr. Sensitive - celebrate their high school graduation by eating noodles and snooping around their local video rental shop. Ind...

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The curse of drugs: from field to street15

20191110

The curse of drugs: from field to street

We The Peoples Film Festival presents - The curse of drugs: from field to street As governments set out to introduce humane drug treatment policies, lives are lost and hopes dashed Opium Wars (...

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Fringe! WIG

20191112

Fringe! WIG

UK Premiere From an impromptu performance for no one in particular in Tompkins Square Park Bandshell in 1984, to the DIY community festival that became a mecca for performers, who ‘dragged’ the art...

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WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) + Q&A12A

20191113

WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) + Q&A

Doc'n Roll Film Festival UK Premiere The film follows the 21st Century formation of WITCH (We Intend To CauseHavoc) Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s and documents the life of its lea...

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UK Jewish film festival - Fiddler on the Roof12A

20191114

UK Jewish film festival - Fiddler on the Roof

The beloved cinematic version of Sholem Aleichem’s ultimate shtetl experience is back for one merry screening in the former Jewish heartland of London – or more specifically, the Rio Cinema in Dalston...

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The Rise of The Synth + Q&A12A

20191115

The Rise of The Synth + Q&A

Doc'n Roll Film Festival UK Premiere In the mid-2000's and with the help of MySpace, several composers from different countries spontaneously started an underground music scene that the Internet...

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Fringe! Cult Classic Dragalong: The Little Mermaid

20191115

Fringe! Cult Classic Dragalong: The Little Mermaid

In the words of Mae West/Divine-inspired sea-witch, Ursula, “Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?” But at least there’s only one place in the world you could possibly be on Friday night... at this ...

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Fringe! The Cockettes15

20191116

Fringe! The Cockettes

Dive into the LSD- and acid-fuelled exuberant chaos of the gender-exploding revolutionaries who erupted out of San Francisco in the 1970s. In their two-and-a-half-year existence, The Cockettes created...

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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: ERASERHEAD15

20191116

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: ERASERHEAD

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema. For November’s edition of Midnight Excess, we...

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Fringe! The Cancer Journals Revisited

20191117

Fringe! The Cancer Journals Revisited

“I am not only a casualty,” wrote Audre Lorde in her Cancer Journals, “I am also a warrior.” This documentary revisits the words of Lorde’s book to offer a fresh queer feminist critique about how illn...

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Fringe! Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm St

20191117

Fringe! Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm St

When Freddy Kruger slashed his way into our nightmares in 1984, audiences just couldn’t get enough of the demonic child killer. The first of the inevitable sequels, was 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Stree...

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The Nobel Laureate: defied Beijing, died in jail15

20191117

The Nobel Laureate: defied Beijing, died in jail

We The Peoples Film Festival presents - The Nobel Laureate: defied Beijing, died in jail Liu Xiaobo's long awaited interview adds another dimension to China's celebrations to mark its 70th anniver...

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London Palestine Film Festival 201912A

20191120

London Palestine Film Festival 2019

London Palestine Film Festival 2019 Chronicle of a Disappearance In an investigation of the twilight zone between narrative, history and autobiography, CHRONICLE OF A DISAPPEARANCE transgresses t...

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Crystal's LIVE Drag Race UK Grand Finale!18

20191121

Crystal's LIVE Drag Race UK Grand Finale!

It's Crystal's LIVE Drag Race UK Grand Finale Screening Event! Watch the Grand Finale of RuPaul's Drag Race UK on a cinema screen!

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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: ERASER15

20191123

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: ERASER

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema. For November’s edition of Midnight Excess, we...

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Led Bib - It's Morning

20191124

Led Bib - It's Morning

The only London show of It’s Morning, a film and live music collaboration featuring Mercury-nominated band Led Bib, combines film, song and improvisation to full cinematic effect. Led Bib, known fo...

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NT Live: PRESENT LAUGHTER 12A

20191201

NT Live: PRESENT LAUGHTER

Recorded live from The Old Vic, Andrew Scott stars in Noël Coward’s provocative classic comedy, a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. As he prepares to embark o...

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LIAF: AWAY15

20191204

LIAF: AWAY

THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2019) returns for its 16th year with a mammoth 10-day (November 29 – December 8) celebratory feast of f...

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LIAF: ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND 15

20191205

LIAF: ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND

THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2019) returns for its 16th year with a mammoth 10-day (November 29 – December 8) celebratory feast of f...

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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN15

20191207

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema. Join us for 2 nights of Ringo Starr in wild c...

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London Fields: The Secret Director’s Cut + Q&A12A

20191211

London Fields: The Secret Director’s Cut + Q&A

The Rio Cinema is proud to welcome director Matthew Cullen and actor Jim Sturgess, who will be introducing a very special screening, plus director's Q&A London Fields is based on Martin Amis’ much-...

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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: BLINDMAN15

20191214

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: BLINDMAN

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema. Join us for 2 nights of Ringo Starr in wild c...

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OF TIME AND THE SEA + Director Q&A15

20191215

OF TIME AND THE SEA + Director Q&A

On an island an old man wracked with dementia dreams he was once a king. Together with his two daughters they exist in the wake of a bizarre malady of mysterious origin on a land devoid of animal life...

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Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 202015

20200311

Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2020

Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure. Watch a brand new collection of short films on the big screen – stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and so...

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