The Humans

The Humans

6:30pm - Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare.

The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together. Rounding out the A-List ensemble piece are Academy Award nominees Richard Jenkins, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb, with Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein and Jayne Houdyshell.

"Throughout THE HUMANS, Stephen Karam orchestrates the highs and lows of a family reunion with Chekhovian subtlety." (Slant Magazine)

"All families are psychotic, as Douglas Coupland wrote, and yet the genius of THE HUMANS is how thoroughly it normalizes these pathologies while giving them their traumatic due." (The Ringer)

"The razor-sharp balance this maintains is a rare achievement and it's in service of astute notions - the humor, heartbreak, and sheer terror that comes with unconditionally loving and being loved." (Austin Chronicle)

Tuesday, November 30
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door

THE HUMANS (Stephan Karam 2021 / 108 mins / 14A) Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare.

*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, or email <riomanagers@gmail.com> with detailed info if you'd like to redeem in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: We've made some changes.

In addition to now requiring patrons to wear masks in the lobby and restroom areas (optional to remove once seated - or while enjoying buttery popcorn!), we kindly ask everyone to arrive early to ensure enough time for seating and concession purchases. For more information on our new Health & Safety Protocols, please visit <http://riotheatre.ca/the-rios-protocols/>

If you didn't bring a mask with you, they are available for purchase at concession for $1.

We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

The Rio Theatre strictly adheres to all of BC's current Public Health Orders surrounding requisite proof of vaccination for entry to all screenings and events. No valid proof? No entry, no exceptions. Don't like it? Take it up with your MP.

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