Misery

Friday, December 9 at 11:55pm PST

"I'm your number one fan!"

Adapted from horror master Stephen King's novel, MISERY casts James Caan as pulpy romance author Paul Sheldon, who crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road whilst returning from a self-imposed writing retreat. He is found by oddball loner and former nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates, in her Oscar winning performance), the "number one fan" of Paul's popular heroine Misery Chastaine. Things go literally go awry when Annie discovers Paul's plans for her favourite literary character are not entirely to her liking, and the injured and captive author finds himself completely at the mercy of her psychopathic, monstrous nature. Also starring Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth and Misery the Pig (as herself).

"Bates turns Wilkes into the nastiest nurse to reach the screen since Louise Fletcher tormented Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." (Philadelphia Inquirer)

"Reiner captures just the right level of physical tension, but for the most part wisely emphasises the mental duels. Terrific." (Time Out)

Friday, December
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:59 pm

Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. [Please note this film is rated 18A.] Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

MISERY (Rob Reiner, 1990 / 107 mins / 18A) After a serious car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes , who claims to be his biggest fan. Annie brings him to her remote cabin to recover, where her obsession takes a dark turn when she discovers Sheldon is killing off her favorite character from his novels. As Sheldon devises plans for escape, Annie grows increasingly controlling, even violent, as she forces the author to shape his writing to suit her twisted fantasies.

The Geekenders Present: The Rocky Horror Show (LIVE!)

Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm PST

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever… THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O’Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adaptation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is returning to the Rio Theatre following a sold out run in October.

Join Vancouver troupe the Geekenders for two more chances to do the Time Warp with their hit production on December 10 and December 11. This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live, on stage, by Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe.
This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live! Audience participation (costumes!) is highly encouraged, but whatever you do – PLEASE, DO NOT bring any rice or confetti.

Saturday, December 10
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
Advance tickets $22 | $25 at the door

***Special Group ticket price: Purchase SIX tickets for the sweet price of $110 online! A perfect Holiday office party treat!***

*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

CAST

Frank – Seth Little
Janet – Patrice Bowler
Brad – Henry Beasley
Riff Raff – Matt Randolph
Magenta – Kyrst Hogan (aka Burgundy Brixx!)
Columbia – Erin Walker
Rocky – Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott – Ross Foster
Narrator – Doug Thoms
Usherette – Cass King
Phantoms – Katherine Alpen, , Lucia Forward, Hannah Unterschultz, Levi Schneider, Cecilly Day

Piano – Matt Grinke
Keyboards – Patrick Courtin
Guitar – David Spidel
Bass – Andrew Cullen
Percussion – Ian Montgomery

Director – Fairlith Harvey
Choreography – Taegan Mohle, Katherine Alpen, Fairlith Harvey
Music/Vocal Director – Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements – Kevin Michael Cripps
Costume Design – Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design – Ciara O’Donnell
Stage Manager – Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM – Taegan Mohle

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Some props furnished by the geniuses from Trick or Treat: The Halloween Party 2016!

The Geekenders Present: The Rocky Horror Show (LIVE!)

Saturday, December 10 at 11:30pm PST

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever… THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O’Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adaptation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is returning to the Rio Theatre following a sold out run in October.

Join Vancouver troupe the Geekenders for two more chances to do the Time Warp with their hit production on December 10 and December 11. This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live, on stage, by Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe.
This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live! Audience participation (costumes!) is highly encouraged, but whatever you do – PLEASE, DO NOT bring any rice or confetti.

Saturday, December 10
Doors 10:30 pm | Show 11:30 pm

Advance tickets $22 | $25 at the door

***Special Group ticket price: Purchase SIX tickets for the sweet price of $110 online! A perfect Holiday office party treat!***

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

CAST

Frank – Seth Little
Janet – Patrice Bowler
Brad – Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff – Matt Randolph
Magenta – Kyrst Hogan (aka Burgundy Brixx!)
Columbia – Erin Walker
Rocky – Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott – Ross Foster
Narrator – Doug Thoms
Usherette – Cass King
Phantoms – Katherine Alpen, Henry Beasley, Lucia Forward, Hannah Unterschultz, Levi Schneider, Cecilly Day

Piano – Matt Grinke
Keyboards – Patrick Courtin
Guitar – David Spidel
Bass – Andrew Cullen
Percussion – Ian Montgomery

Director – Fairlith Harvey
Choreography – Taegan Mohle, Katherine Alpen, Fairlith Harvey
Music/Vocal Director – Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements – Kevin Michael Cripps
Costume Design – Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design – Ciara O’Donnell
Stage Manager – Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM – Taegan Mohle

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Some props furnished by the geniuses from Trick or Treat: The Halloween Party 2016!

The Geekenders Present: The Rocky Horror Show (LIVE!)

Sunday, December 11 at 8pm PST

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever… THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O’Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adaptation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is returning to the Rio Theatre following a sold out run in October.

Join Vancouver troupe the Geekenders for two more chances to do the Time Warp with their hit production on December 10 and December 11. This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live, on stage, by Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe.

This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live! Audience participation (costumes!) is highly encouraged, but whatever you do – PLEASE, DO NOT bring any rice or confetti.


Sunday, December 11
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00
Advance tickets $22 | $25 at the door

***Special Group ticket price: Purchase SIX tickets for the sweet price of $110 online! A perfect Holiday office party treat!***

**Minors permitted in the balcony! (Please note: This show is appropriate for ages 14+. Parental discretion advised. If there are minors in your party please purchase the appropriate "balcony" ticket.)
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

CAST

Frank – Seth Little
Janet – Patrice Bowler
Brad – Henry Beasley
Riff Raff – Matt Randolph
Magenta – Kyrst Hogan (aka Burgundy Brixx!)
Columbia – Erin Walker
Rocky – Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott – Ross Foster
Narrator – Doug Thoms
Usherette – Cass King
Phantoms – Katherine Alpen, , Lucia Forward, Hannah Unterschultz, Levi Schneider, Cecilly Day

Piano – Matt Grinke
Keyboards – Patrick Courtin
Guitar – David Spidel
Bass – Andrew Cullen
Percussion – Ian Montgomery

Director – Fairlith Harvey
Choreography – Taegan Mohle, Katherine Alpen, Fairlith Harvey
Music/Vocal Director – Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements – Kevin Michael Cripps
Costume Design – Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design – Ciara O’Donnell
Stage Manager – Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM – Taegan Mohle

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Some props furnished by the geniuses from Trick or Treat: The Halloween Party 2016!

The Handmaiden

Monday, December 12 at 6:15pm PST

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel 'Fingersmith' by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kin Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook's singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience. (Please note: This film screens in Korean with English subtitles.)

Monday, December 12
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the doors
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

"Park Chan-wook is a master of classy trash... There's artistry in his filmmaking, but also a lot of blood, plenty of sick humor and moments of sheer lunacy. THE HANDMAIDEN ranks among his best films yet." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Park's Handmaiden is a great big chocolate box of a movie in which a rich and satisfying narrative is enlivened by some piquant erotica and the sharp tang of politics." (The Globe & Mail)

"Commercial and arthouse audiences alike will either thrill to its stylized potboiler elements or swoon over the opiate influence of Park's signature aesthetic beauty." (Variety)
"The art of the tease is rarely as refined as in The Handmaiden." (New York Times)

"THE HANDMAIDEN is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that overloads the viewer with luxurious imagery, while never losing track of the tragic, human core of its story." (The Atlantic)

THE HANDMAIDEN "Ah-Ga-Sse" (Park Chan-wook, 2016 / 145 mins / 18A / Korean with English subtitles) In 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Christine

Monday, December 12 at 9:30pm PST

"If it bleeds, it leeds."

Inspired by the true story of TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, Rebecca Hall (THE PRESTIGE, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA) stars in director Antonio Campos' CHRISTINE, the tragic and fascinating story of a woman caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis.

Christine, always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts, HOMELAND), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine's diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall, DEXTER) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.

Based on true events, Campos' intimate and sensitive portrait of a woman on the brink is grounded by Hall's impeccable and transformative performance. Also starring Maria Dizzia (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Timothy Simons (VEEP).

"Rebecca Hall gives one of the great performances of the year as the title character in Christine, an intense, stomach-churning, unblinking drama." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Rising on the strength of Rebecca Hall's gripping performance, CHRISTINE offers an empathetic look at its subject's public career and painful private life." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"A gripping, often agonizing character study with a tour de force performance by Rebecca Hall." (Newsday)

Monday, December 12
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the doors

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

CHRISTINE (Antonio Campos, 2016 / 123 mins / 18A) Inspired by the true story of Christine Chubbuck, an ambitious TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations in the changing newsroom environment of the 1970s. Relentlessly motivated to succeed as a career woman, and despite knowing her own talent, Christine is nevertheless daunted from workplace competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a coworker and a tumultuous home life. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, firmly at odds with Christine’s serious brand of issue-based journalism. To accomplish her goals, she must overcome her self-doubt and give the people what they want.

Christine

Tuesday, December 13 at 6:15pm PST

"If it bleeds, it leeds."

Inspired by the true story of TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, Rebecca Hall (THE PRESTIGE, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA) stars in director Antonio Campos' CHRISTINE, the tragic and fascinating story of a woman caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis.

Christine, always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts, HOMELAND), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine's diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall, DEXTER) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.

Based on true events, Campos' intimate and sensitive portrait of a woman on the brink is grounded by Hall's impeccable and transformative performance. Also starring Maria Dizzia (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Timothy Simons (VEEP).

"Rebecca Hall gives one of the great performances of the year as the title character in Christine, an intense, stomach-churning, unblinking drama." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Rising on the strength of Rebecca Hall's gripping performance, CHRISTINE offers an empathetic look at its subject's public career and painful private life." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"A gripping, often agonizing character study with a tour de force performance by Rebecca Hall." (Newsday)

Tuesday, December 13
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the doors

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

CHRISTINE (Antonio Campos, 2016 / 123 mins / 18A) Inspired by the true story of Christine Chubbuck, an ambitious TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations in the changing newsroom environment of the 1970s. Relentlessly motivated to succeed as a career woman, and despite knowing her own talent, Christine is nevertheless daunted from workplace competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a coworker and a tumultuous home life. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, firmly at odds with Christine’s serious brand of issue-based journalism. To accomplish her goals, she must overcome her self-doubt and give the people what they want.

The Handmaiden

Tuesday, December 13 at 9pm PST

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel 'Fingersmith' by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kin Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook's singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience. (Please note: This film screens in Korean with English subtitles.)

Tuesday, December 13
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the doors
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

"Park Chan-wook is a master of classy trash... There's artistry in his filmmaking, but also a lot of blood, plenty of sick humor and moments of sheer lunacy. THE HANDMAIDEN ranks among his best films yet." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Park's Handmaiden is a great big chocolate box of a movie in which a rich and satisfying narrative is enlivened by some piquant erotica and the sharp tang of politics." (The Globe & Mail)

"Commercial and arthouse audiences alike will either thrill to its stylized potboiler elements or swoon over the opiate influence of Park's signature aesthetic beauty." (Variety)
"The art of the tease is rarely as refined as in The Handmaiden." (New York Times)

"THE HANDMAIDEN is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that overloads the viewer with luxurious imagery, while never losing track of the tragic, human core of its story." (The Atlantic)

THE HANDMAIDEN "Ah-Ga-Sse" (Park Chan-wook, 2016 / 145 mins / 18A / Korean with English subtitles) In 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Gimme Danger

Wednesday, December 14 at 6:45pm PST

No other band in rock roll history has rivaled The Stooges combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia, blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling, preening leopard of a front man who somehow embodies Nijinsky, Bruce Lee, Harpo Marx, and Arthur Rimbaud all rolled into one. There is no precedent for The Stooges, while those inspired by them are now legion. Jim Jarmusch's documentary GIMME DANGER presents the context of their emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relate their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.

"Jarmusch clearly adores Iggy and wants to ensure that The Stooges receive their due as one of the most influential forces in music history." (AV Club)

"Gimme Danger" is a compelling and detailed diary of everything that made the Stooges what they were. The best reason to see the film is simply the chance it offers to wallow in the grungy glory of Iggy Pop." (Variety)

"Gimme Danger checks the usual rock doc boxes, but it succeeds because of its smashing subject matter. The Stooges may not be the greatest musical act in history, but they are one of the most lively subjects for a documentary." (Consequence of Sound)

Wednesday, December 14
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Minors OK in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A)
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

GIMME DANGER (Jim Jarmusch, 2016 / 108 mins) Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch's new film GIMME DANGER chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. GIMME DANGER presents the context of the Stooges emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relates their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Die Hard 2

Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30pm PST

"They say lightning never strikes twice... They were wrong."

On Wednesday, December 14 The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre with director Renny Harlin's seasonally appropriate action thriller DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER. Bruce Willis stars in the sequel to DIE HARD as street smart cop John McClane, blessed with the worst Holiday luck e-ver when he finds himself having to face-off against some serious bad guys (again! what're the odds?) instead of Santa and his reindeer. Instead of the Nakatomi Plaza in L.A., the battleground is Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. Also: Snow. Lots of snow. Way more snow! (And shoes. That's a plus.)

John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane's smart-mouthed heroics.

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.

Wednesday, December 14
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.

DIE HARD 2 (Renny Harlin, 1990 / 124 mins) John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Holiday Spectacular!

Thursday, December 15 at 8pm PST

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment. (And this time, it's seasonal.) It's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW!

Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre on Thursday, December 15 for a very special holiday #DNDLive event like no other.

As always, our intrepid performers will venture on a quest for comic glory and snacks in a live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world's most popular role-playing game.

Thursday, December 15
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00
Advance Tickets $10 | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**No Groupons or passes accepted for this show

For four years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues... Remember, you don't need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun!

THE ADVENTURERS

Eric Fell as The Dungeon Master
Ian Boothby as Benoit the Anointed, the Half-Elf Cleric
Joanna Gaskell as Freya, the Elf Warlock
Barbara Beall as Ingrid, the Halfling Fighter
Allen Morrison as Spitz Luben, the Human Wizard
Shaun Stewart as Brask Hellbeard, the Dwarf Bard

More monsters! More Magic! More Mayhem! More Off-Brand soda!

Twitter: @critshow
www.criticalhitshow.com
www.facebook.com/dndlive

The Handmaiden (With or Without OLDBOY Double Bill Option)

Friday, December 16 at 6pm PST

The Rio Theatre felt it was high time to celebrate one of cinema's most stylishly inventive filmmakers, South Korea's Park Chan-wook, with a Friday night double feature highlighting something new (his latest offering, 2016's THE HANDMAIDEN) and an old chestnut (2004's OLDBOY, which also happens to be one of our most-frequently requested titles.) See one, or see 'em both for one sweet price!

THE HANDMAIDEN
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm
Single Film Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door.

OLDBOY
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm

Why not see them both?!
Double Bill Tickets $13 advance | $15 at the door

*Please note: Online sales for the double feature end at 5:00 pm. Tickets will still be available for purchase at the door prior to the show.

*Minors permitted in the balcony for both THE HANDMAIDEN and OLDBOY. (Please note: Both of these films are rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

THE HANDMAIDEN: Powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kin Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook's singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience. (Please note: This film screens in Korean with English subtitles.)

"Park's Handmaiden is a great big chocolate box of a movie in which a rich and satisfying narrative is enlivened by some piquant erotica and the sharp tang of politics." (The Globe & Mail)

"THE HANDMAIDEN is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that overloads the viewer with luxurious imagery, while never losing track of the tragic, human core of its story." (The Atlantic)

OLDBOY: A violent, offbeat, and somewhat Shakesperean tale of punishment and vengeance, OLDBOY ("Oldeuboi") screened in competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, winning the highly coveted Grand prix award. The film is centered on Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a husband and father with a reputation for womanizing. For reasons he doesn't understand, he finds himself held captive and locked in a prison cell with no idea of his crime or who has put him there. With just a small television as his only link to the outside world and a daily ration of fried dumplings as his only sustenance, he struggles to keep his mind and body intact. When he learns through a news report that his wife has been killed, he begins a long and difficult project of digging an escape tunnel with a pair of chopsticks. Before he can finish Oh Dae-su is released, with as little explanation as when he was locked up, and he's soon given a wad of money and a cellular phone by a bum on the street. Emotionally stunted but physically strong after 15 years in prison, he struggles to unravel the secret of who is responsible for locking him up, what happened to his wife and daughter - and how to best get revenge against his captors.

"Both brutal and lyrical, writer-director Park Chan-wook's existential nail-biter has torture scenes that will have you avoiding dentists, sushi bars and badly appointed hotel rooms." (New York Daily News)

"Shakespearean in its violence, OLDBOY also calls up nightmare images of spiritual and physical isolation that are worthy of Samuel Beckett or Dostoyevsky." (Wall Street Journal)

THE HANDMAIDEN "Ah-Ga-Sse" (Park Chan-wook, 2016 / 145 mins / 18A / Korean with English subtitles) In 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

OLDBOY "Oldeuboi" (Park Chan-wook, 2004 / 120 mins / 18A / Korean with English subtitles) An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor.

Oldboy (2004)

Friday, December 16 at 9:15pm PST

The Rio Theatre felt it was high time to celebrate one of cinema's most stylishly inventive filmmakers, South Korea's Park Chan-wook, with a Friday night double feature highlighting something new (his latest offering, 2016's THE HANDMAIDEN) and an old chestnut (2004's OLDBOY, which also happens to be one of our most-frequently requested titles.) See one, or see 'em both!

OLDBOY
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Single Film Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony for both THE HANDMAIDEN and OLDBOY. (Please note: Both of these films are rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film. Please redeem at the door.

A violent, offbeat, and somewhat Shakesperean tale of punishment and vengeance, OLDBOY ("Oldeuboi") screened in competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, winning the highly coveted Grand prix award. The film is centered on Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a husband and father with a reputation for womanizing. For reasons he doesn't understand, he finds himself held captive and locked in a prison cell with no idea of his crime or who has put him there. With just a small television as his only link to the outside world and a daily ration of fried dumplings as his only sustenance, he struggles to keep his mind and body intact. When he learns through a news report that his wife has been killed, he begins a long and difficult project of digging an escape tunnel with a pair of chopsticks. Before he can finish Oh Dae-su is released, with as little explanation as when he was locked up, and he's soon given a wad of money and a cellular phone by a bum on the street. Emotionally stunted but physically strong after 15 years in prison, he struggles to unravel the secret of who is responsible for locking him up, what happened to his wife and daughter - and how to best get revenge against his captors.

"Both brutal and lyrical, writer-director Park Chan-wook's existential nail-biter has torture scenes that will have you avoiding dentists, sushi bars and badly appointed hotel rooms." (New York Daily News)

"Shakespearean in its violence, OLDBOY also calls up nightmare images of spiritual and physical isolation that are worthy of Samuel Beckett or Dostoyevsky." (Wall Street Journal)

OLDBOY "Oldeuboi" (Park Chan-wook, 2004 / 120 mins / 18A / Korean with English subtitles) An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor.

Edward Scissorhands

Friday, December 16 at 11:55pm PST

“You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren’t up there now… I don’t think it would be snowing. Sometimes, you can still catch me dancing in it.”

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder make all kinds of movie magic in Tim Burton’s beloved holiday classic EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. This beloved fable about an “uncommonly gentle man” marks the first collaboration between Depp and Burton, whose beautifully gothic (if not weirdly humourous) aesthetic is put to good use here. This modern fairytale about a gentle young man sporting scissors for hands also marks the final film performance from Vincent Price. Also starring Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, and Alan Arkin.

“Burton’s richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year’s most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy.” (Rolling Stone)

“Burton’s modern fairytale has an almost palpably personal feel: it is told gently, subtly and with infinite sympathy for an outsider who charms the locals but then inadvertently arouses their baser instincts.” (Daily Telegraph)

Friday, December 16
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm

Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door
*All ages OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Tim Burton, 1990 / 105 mins / PG) | A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being — the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.

KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

Saturday, December 17 at 1pm PST

Winner, Best Canadian Feature (Hot Docs 2016)

KONELĪNE: our land beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. This film does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry. It is a bold experimental film from some of Canada’s leading documentary artists.

Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. An art film with politics, drama, and humour, KONELĪNE: our land beautiful explores different ways of seeing—and being. A guide outfitter swims her horses across the vast Stikine River. The world’s biggest chopper flies 16,000-pound transmission towers over mountaintops. KONELĪNE‘s characters delight while smashing stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There’s a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings “North to Alaska ” to his stuffed moose.

We are very pleased to welcome director Nettie Wild to the Rio Theatre! She will be introducing and participating in post-screening Q&As at our screening on Sunday, December 17.

"A feast for the eyes…in the hands of an expert story teller. KONELĪNE is a wise, humanistic documentary…. a tone poem to a beautiful land and the amazing characters who live in it. I urge you to see it.” (POV Magazine)

"Captures the danger and promise of an inspiring natural world.” (Globe and Mail)

Saturday, December 17
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (Nettie Wild, 2016 / 96 mins / PG) The Tahltan First Nation has lived in remote northwestern British Columbia for thousands of years. They call their land "koneline" which means "our land beautiful" as well as "our mind beautiful," inextricably weaving human consciousness with the health of the land. Copper and gold mining companies call the Tahltan territory "the golden triangle," while hunting outfitters refer to it as "Canada's Serengeti." Award-winning director Nettie Wild crafts a breathtaking love letter—in stunning CinemaScope and surround sound—that captures the majestic beauty of the land and the unique people who live on it. The film features memorable characters: a woman who takes hunters on horseback deep into the mountains, a Tahltan man who records the vanishing Tahltan language, and Tahltan women and elders who protest increased mining activity. A cinematic poem, KONELINE evokes both the beauty and the complicated nature of its inhabitants and their relationship with this unique "wilderness."

Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert - I'm Your Man

Saturday, December 17 at 8pm PST

On Nov 7th we lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. Legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen, touched so many with his body of work that spanned almost fifty years.

Join us Dec 17th for a magical concert where some of the most talented local musicians and poets come together to pay tribute to a great man and his incredilbe body of work.

"Unmatched in his creativity, insight and crippling candor, Leonard Cohen was a true visionary whose voice will be sorely missed,"

"Now so long, Marianne, it's time that we began
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again." - Leonard Cohen

Advance $17/ $20
Partial proceeds going to charity close to Leonaard's heart.
19+ with bar service

FEATURING:

DAWN PEMBERTON and the ROOTS N WINGS choir
http://dawnpemberton.ca/
Vancouver soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton has a deep musical foundation rooted in tradition. A staple of the West Coast music scene, Dawn can be found tearing it up as a vocalist, arranger, and go-to for live performances and studio sessions, she is the director of the Roots N Wings Women's choir.

Cast of CHELSEA HOTEL, the National touring theatrical tribute to Leonard Cohen, written and directed by Tracy Power “Chelsea Hotel is a knockout… The harmonies are as thick as cabaret smoke and the performers exhale them with astonishing ease. Freakishly talented, they also play an insane variety of instruments—including guitars, keyboards, drums, violin, cello, bass, and accordion.” Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

COLLEEN RENNISON
http://nosinner.com/
At any given moment, there are so many sounds competing for our attention that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and hear nothing. But, every now and then, a voice comes along that cuts through all the random noise and clatter, a voice that makes you stop and really listen because whatever you were doing up until that point isn’t as important as listening to it and letting it take you where it wants to go.

TJ DAWE
http://tjdawe.ca/
TJ Dawe is an award winning (and published) writer/performer/director. Current projects: Burn Job, PostSecret: the Show, and One Woman Sex and the City: a Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes. Various credits include Medicine, Marathon, The Slipknot, The Power of Ignorance, Lucky 9, 52 Pick-up and Dishpig. He did a TEDx talk. He co-wrote the play Toothpaste and Cigars, which has been made into the movie The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe. His twitter handle is @TJ_Dawe.

BRENDAN MCLEOD (The Fugitives)
http://www.brendanmcleod.ca/
Brendan McLeod is a Canadian writer, spoken word artist, and musician. He is the author of one novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, a one woman play, The Big Oops, and two monologues, the most recent of which is his award-winning piece on consciousness Brain. He is the founder of The Fugitives, a folk group signed to Light Organ Records, that tours internationally and have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. He is a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and World SLAM runner-up. He was the 2012 Poet of Honor at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the 2015 Poet of Honour at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival.

CASS KING
http://www.cassking.com/
Cass is one of The Wet Spots, Vancouver's sex positive musical comedy duo, who won the 2009 "Best Cabaret" award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia. An international touring artist, Cass has performed at the Sydney Opera House, in London's West End, and at Toronto's Massey Hall. Her project SHINE: A Burlesque Musical was produced in Seattle, at the New York Fringe, and in Vancouver where it won an Ovation Award for Outstanding New Musical. Cass is proud to have started Cass King and the Next Right Thing, her first rock band, in her forties.

COMPANY B (trio)
http://www.companybjazz.com/
Company B Jazz Band is Vancouver’s foremost vintage jazz harmony group, featuring a female vocal trio (à la the Andrews and Boswell Sisters) framed by clarinet/sax, guitar, and upright bass, “the Company” has been entertaining the masses since 2007 with their tight blend, driving rhythms, creative arrangements, sharp image, and charming wit. To date, the group has released 3 albums and performed all over their native British Columbia as well as the USA and China.

MARIN PATENAUDE
http://www.marinpatenaude.com/
Marin was raised in a house full of music and siblings in the small northern town of Horsefly, British Columbia. Much like the von Trapps, Marin and her sisters sang three-part harmony with their father and spent a large portion of their childhood touring festivals as the Patenaude Family. She spent many years bending her will under a whip-cracking opera trainer, resulting in many tears and three consecutive years with the highest-ranking Royal Conservatory exam scores in British Columbia. A voice like an angel with a soul too gritty for the classical world, she picked up a guitar and turned to writing as a source of counsel during the grey Vancouver winters, dabbling with songs about politics and environmental issues but with age has matured an unparalleled truth and honesty in writing about love. Sometimes we want to say something and don’t know how. Marin can sing it.

HANK PINE
http://www.hankpine.com/
As a musician, Hank has voraciously toured North America and Europe countless times with his vaudeville-themed cabaret show based upon his hit comic book series ‘The Hank and Lily Show’, since their inception in 2004Hank Pine works a sleek comic book style with resonant cello music, with lyrics that have something to say into a unique and timely mixture of talent. As an author and illustrator of several books and comics, he has published ‘The Little Book of Dying‘ and ‘61 Fun‘ as well as several Hank and Lily based comic books. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, graphic art collections, and even a coffee table book!

TWIN BANDIT
http://www.twinbandit.com/
Some music is so peaceful it seems like it’s an unreal glimpse of calmness and serenity. That’s the tender feeling evoked by Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott who make up Twin Bandit.
"Twin Bandit alchemize a whole new kind of musical gold with their gorgeous vocals as they sing about heartbreak, joy, and emotional arsonists,” describes Mark Jowett of Nettwerk Music. Drawing from the quiet folk giants that lay the foundation for this style, the duo can be likened to First Aid Kit, Fleetwood Mac and Daniel Lanois.

...More to come!!!!

The Princess Bride

Sunday, December 18 at 6:30pm PST

"My name is Inigo Montoya.
You killed my father.
Prepare to die."

Based on author William Goldman‘s 1973 novel of the same name, Rob Reiner‘s THE PRINCESS BRIDE has taken on a life of its own as one of the most beloved (and infinitely quotable) fairy tales to ever hit the big screen, enchanting audiences of all ages since its release in 1987. THE PRINCESS BRIDE follows the story of a kindly grandfather (Peter Falk) who reads his oft-protesting grandson (Fred Savage) a fairytale about giants, wizards, swordplay, Rodents of Unusual Size, true love, and perfect breasts. (And yes…There’s even some kissing.) Starring Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Peter Cooke, Carol Kane, and more.

Sunday, December 18
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*All ages OK in balcony! (If there are minors in your party, please make sure your purchase the appropriate “balcony seating” ticket at checkout.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Rob Reiner, 1987 / 98 minutes / PG) | Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain.

Labyrinth

Sunday, December 18 at 9:15pm PST

"In 9 hours and 23 minutes... You'll be mine."

The late, great David Bowie makes all kinds of music, magic and mischief as a Goblin King who kidnaps a baby while tormenting a young Jennifer Connelly in director Jim Henson's wildly imaginative and highly entertaining puppet-filled 80s classic LABYRINTH.

Fifteen-year-old Sarah (Connelly) resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Whilst babysitting Toby, Sarah's wish comes true when goblins kidnap the baby. Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him - and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King (Bowie), which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. The task is easier said than done, as the maze is filled with strange creatures, mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems...

"A remarkable achievement." (The New York Times)

"One of the undeniable triumphs of pure fantasy in live-action cinema." (Antagony & Ecstasy)

Sunday, December 18
Doors 8:45 | Movie 9:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! (If there are minors in your party and you plan on sitting in the balcony, please purchase the correct "balcony seating" ticket). Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

LABYRINTH (Jim Henson, 1986 / 101 mins / PG) | Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into the world of the fairytale to rescue him from the Goblin King...

I Am Cuba

Monday, December 19 at 6:15pm PST

"I am Cuba, the Cuba of the casinos, but also of the people."

Despite its origins as a work of Soviet-Cuban political propaganda, Mikhail Kalatozov's I AM CUBA ("Soy Cuba") remains a singularly stunning and historically relevant cinematic achievement set in and around Havana circa Cuba's 1959 revolution. Decades after its release the film holds its own as something of a visual poem; a stylish, contemporary study in contrasts that is (seemingly) shot in one astonishing, single take. I AM CUBA takes a multi-narrative approach and follows several characters' stories, including a young woman whose fascination with the excess of an American-owned casino leads to her downfall in the eyes of her street vendor boyfriend, a tenant farmer revolts the only way he knows how, a group of university students who gain first-hand knowledge of political upheaval, and the members of a poor rural peasant family in the hills outside the city who find themselves patriotically swept up into the burgeoning revolt. (Please note: This film screens with English subtitles.)

"As nearly as I can tell, this is all done in one unbroken take. How it was done, I have no idea. It is interesting not only for its technical skill, but also because it betrays a certain interest in la dolce vita that is not entirely in keeping with the movie's revolutionary, agitprop stance." (Roger Ebert)

"Cinema's singular dream, so often betrayed elsewhere, is to deliver such visions as this." (Time Out)

"It is a dream of life in which everything is reduced to black and white. Or as the rhetoric used to go, you are either part of the problem or part of the solution. Nothing was ever quite that simple." (New York Times)

Monday, December 19
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

I AM CUBA "Soy Cuba" (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964 / 141 mins / PG / English subtitles) An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I AM CUBA is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills that led to the revolution, the third and fourth the call to arms which cut across social and economic lines.

Mad Max Fury Road: Black & Chrome

Monday, December 19 at 9:30pm PST

Australian director George Miller managed to reboot his own iconic MAD MAX franchise with the triumphant 2015 release of the universally acclaimed FURY ROAD, a commercial and critical hit that went on to win numerous accolades, including six Oscars. Miller always envisioned the film in black and white ; MAD MAX FURY ROAD: BLACK & CHROME is just that. All the action, all the glory - in stunning black and white!

Tom Hardy stars as the titular Mad Max Rockatansky alongside Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne in this wildly imaginative and visually stunning post-apocalyptic dystopian desert fantasy. "Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord's henchmen in a high-speed, deadly chase through the Wasteland.

Monday, December 19
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. [Please note this film is rated 18A.] Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller, 2015 / DCP / 120 mins / 18A) An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

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