5:30pm - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
In this darkly comic satire, writer-director Adam McKay re-teams with his THE BIG SHORT star Christian Bale (in a transformative, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance) to tell the epic, utterly head-shaking story of how a ruthlessly ambitious bureaucratic Washington insider named Dick Cheney quietly rose to political prominence (and infamy) to became the most powerful man in the world - as Vice-President to George W. Bush. When Bush picks Cheney, then the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election, he was no stranger to politics and wielded an impressive résumé that included stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and even defense secretary. When Bush wins the election by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to reshape the country - and the world. Also starring Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell (in Oscar-nominated turns), Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Tyler Perry, LisaGay Hamilton, Jesse Plemons.
"McKay treats the movie as a slightly cracked burlesque. He turns history into a rollicking circus for liberals, inviting us to revel in Dick Cheney's Greatest Hits Of Infamy." (Variety)
"VICE offers more than rage-bait for liberal moviegoers. If this is in some respects a monster movie, it’s one that takes a lively and at times surprisingly sympathetic interest in its chosen demon." (The NYTimes)
"Christian Bale really is sensational here. He transforms into Cheney before your eyes." (Empire Magazine)
Saturday, March 23
Doors 5:00 pm | Movie 5:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
VICE (Adam McKay, 2018 / 132 mins / 14A) The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
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