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TFFUK Path of Destiny + Q&A U

20201205

TFFUK Path of Destiny + Q&A

UK Premiere - ONLINE only This film is only available online on the Rio Player between 28 November - 5 December 2020. Please visit The Rio Online Player . Panay Mulu, who can possess gods, ha...

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TFFUK The Price of Democracy + Q&A + Book Club 12A

20201205

TFFUK The Price of Democracy + Q&A + Book Club

European Premiere. With pre-recorded introduction with Dir. Liao Jian-Hua & Prod. Jewel Lai Democratic Transformation, Social-political Movement, Civil Resistance The director LIAO, a confused ...

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MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM12A

20201205

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of...

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TFFUK Ocean + Isle of Chair + GoldFish + Live Music & A Reading12A

20201205

TFFUK Ocean + Isle of Chair + GoldFish + Live Music & A Reading

Ocean UK Premiere │KE Chin-Yuan │2016│Taiwan│59 min Pre-Recorded intro from Ke Chin-Yuan Ocean is an important observation and record of nearly 20 years of changes in the marine environment. This f...

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MANK12A

20201205

MANK

David Fincher’s new film, Mank, is about the tortured making of Citizen Kane. But it has plenty to say about the entertainment industry—and America—of 2020. "David Fincher swooningly revisits myth ...

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POSSESSOR (RIO PLAYER)18

20201205

POSSESSOR (RIO PLAYER)

WATCH THE FILM ONLINE NOW! Possessor is a sci-fi thriller about a corporate agent named Vos who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations...

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TFFUK The Age of Awakening + Q&A 12A

20201206

TFFUK The Age of Awakening + Q&A

UK Premiere. With pre-recorded introduction with Dir. Ke Chin-yuan and post screen talk with environmental activists in the UK. This film re-examines major environmental movements and events in Ta...

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The Watermelon Woman (Rio Player)15

20201209

The Watermelon Woman (Rio Player)

AVAILABLE NOW TO WATCH ON THE RIO PLAYER CLICK HERE TO WATCH The Watermelon Woman: The Enduring Cool of a Black Lesbian Classic In 1996, Cheryl Dunye—the writer, actor, and filmmaker—re...

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LOVE CHILD (RIO PLAYER)15

20201210

LOVE CHILD (RIO PLAYER)

AVAILABLE NOW TO WATCH ON THE RIO PLAYER CLICK HERE TO WATCH Directed by Eva Mulvad (A Cherry Tale, A Modern Man) Love Child received its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last ...

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ETERNAL BEAUTY (RIO PLAYER) 15

20201210

ETERNAL BEAUTY (RIO PLAYER)

AVAILABLE NOW TO WATCH ON THE RIO PLAYER CLICK HERE TO WATCH Normal is boring in writer-director Craig Roberts’ warm and winning salute to an irrepressible spirit. And there is another brilliant...

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LUXOR (RIO PLAYER)12A

20201210

LUXOR (RIO PLAYER)

AVAILABLE NOW TO WATCH ON THE RIO PLAYER CLICK HERE TO WATCH When British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan (Karim Saleh), a tale...

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MONSOON (RIO PLAYER)12A

20201210

MONSOON (RIO PLAYER)

AVAILABLE NOW TO WATCH ON THE RIO PLAYER CLICK HERE TO WATCH A personal journey with universal resonance, MONSOON is a rich and poignant look at the struggle for identity in a place where the ...

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Rio Player)12A

20201210

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Rio Player)

AVAILABLE NOW TO WATCH ON THE RIO PLAYER CLICK HERE TO WATCH A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to f...

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PATRICK (RIO PLAYER)15

20201211

PATRICK (RIO PLAYER)

OPENS 20TH NOVEMBER ON THE RIO PLAYER PRE-ORDER NOW Patrick is a 38 year old handyman at his parents' naturist campground. When his prize hammer is stolen, Patrick’s quest to solve the mystery...

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TFFUK Formosan Black Bear is Coming + Q&AU

20201212

TFFUK Formosan Black Bear is Coming + Q&A

UK Premiere. With pre-recorded introduction with the filmmakers. Decades of over development in the mountains, illegal hunting and frequent human activities, which caused the Taiwan Black Bear’s n...

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TFFUK The Boiling Water Lama + Q&A12A

20201212

TFFUK The Boiling Water Lama + Q&A

UK Premiere. Pre-recorded introduction with director Adiong LU. Post screening Q&A with Lama, Ngawang Yungney. A small village, Xiongtuo, situated in the Tibetan remote region. By word of mouth...

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Rio Player12A

20201225

Rio Player

We have a exciting new way for you to support The Rio and watch great films from our program, it's THE RIO PLAYER. Similar to a physical cinema ticket, the virtual ticket allows you to watch newly ...

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IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 12A

20210114

IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

In a special extended performance cut - exclusive to cinemas - Nick Cave plays over 20 of his songs in a rarely seen stripped back form. Filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace in June, the solo performa...

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LSFF 2021 - NEW SHORTS: MIDNIGHT MOVIES (A MATINEE)18

20210123

LSFF 2021 - NEW SHORTS: MIDNIGHT MOVIES (A MATINEE)

With lockdown denying us the tradition of late night horror, we’ve moved back ten hours for this LSFF’s offering of gore and nefariousness. From developing late night photos at the lab to anxiously...

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LSFF 2021 - NEW SHORTS: LO-BUDGET MAYHEM15

20210124

LSFF 2021 - NEW SHORTS: LO-BUDGET MAYHEM

We've all had to adapt to working from home this year gone, including LSFF’s beloved low budget filmmakers. Ever-resourceful on a shoestring budget, and enlivened with a little lockdown-induced cab...

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DOC'N ROLL FF - PUNK THE CAPITAL + Q&A12A

20210130

DOC'N ROLL FF - PUNK THE CAPITAL + Q&A

Doc'n Roll Film Festival London 7th edition Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement + Director Q&A (tbc) London Premiere When punk rock exploded in Washington D.C., it was a mighty converge...

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Doc'n Roll FF - OTHER, LIKE ME - COUM & THROBBING GRISTLE15

20210207

Doc'n Roll FF - OTHER, LIKE ME - COUM & THROBBING GRISTLE

Doc'n Roll Film Festival London 7th edition Other, Like Me - the oral history of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle + Director Q&A (tbc) World Premiere The British industri...

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Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2021

20210311

Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2021

Join us for an evening celebrating adventure in the wildest places on earth. Let us guide you through stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists, ...

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