No Country For Old Men
8:30pm - Friday, Jul 7, 2023
Join us at the Rio Theatre on Friday, July 7 as we raise a glass to the late, great, literary giant Cormac McCarthy with a screening of what is undoubtedly the most widely known cinematic of adaptations of his work, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. The film was a massive critical and audience hit, winning multiple accolades including Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 2007, the Coen Brothers (aka Joel and Ethan) took home a veritable booty of Oscar gold for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, an adaptation that had them spinning Cormac McCarthy's grim, darkly funny 2005 novel into an often unbearably tense, blood-soaked, highly cinematic modern Western. This story of a Vietnam vet who stumbles upon a drug deal gone horribly awry - dead bodies, $2 million dollars cash, and a hoard of heroin in the empty Texas desert - is bolstered by powerful lead performances from Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Tommy Lee Jones.
"Violent, poetic, gripping, thrilling and blackly funny: that’ll be the Coens doing what they do best then. Now with added humanity." (Empire Magazine)
"The Coens squeeze us without mercy in a vise of tension and suspense, but only to force us to look into an abyss of our own making." (Rolling Stone Magazine)
Friday, July 7
Doors 8:00 pm | Movie 8:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007 / 122 mins / 18A) While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.
*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.
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