Beau Is Afraid

Beau Is Afraid

4:30pm - Saturday, Jun 10, 2023

Joaquin Phoenix stars as a mild-mannered yet paranoid man who embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster (MIDSOMMAR, HEREDITARY). With Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Parker Posey, Amy Ryan.

"There’s more than enough absurdist madness here to delight, infuriate and exasperate in equal measure." (Observer UK)

"[Ari] Aster’s film takes the so-traumatic-it’s-funny sequences of his previous work and spins them into a three-hour comedy of bad vibes and ritual humiliation. It’s as memorable, audacious, and indulgent as you’d hope from A24’s most expensive film to date." (Independent UK)

"Some trips are worth the destination and, running a fully felt three hours, this film is one of them." (The Arts Desk)

"The story of the guy telling everybody not to applaud during the credits of 'Beau Is Afraid' only gets funnier—and more profound—once you’ve seen it and can picture the precise backdrop of his plea." (The Ringer)

"It’s not that the laughter is set against the despair. It is the despair itself that is so funny – so absurd, so pointless, so pathetic." (Irish Times)

Saturday, June 10
Doors 4:00 pm | Movie 4:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

BEAU IS AFRAID (Ari Aster, 2023 / 179 mins /18A) Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and Rio Theatre passes are OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale. Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for treats.
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