La Chimera

La Chimera

2:40pm - Sunday, May 26, 2024

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth -- in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak. In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between forests and cities, between celebrations and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera. With Josh O'Connor, Isabella Rossellini, Alba Rohrwacher.

"“La Chimera” sneaks up on you. Rohrwacher is a discreet virtuoso with a visual style that is appealing and demonstrably unshowy." (New York Times)

'"Alice Rohrwacher’s 'La Chimera' is dreamy and fantastical." (Chicago Reader)

"Mournful yet exuberant, 'La Chimera' is a towering work of art presented with the unassuming invitation of a warming summer morning." (Los Angeles Times)

"... blends sweetness, sorrow and silliness with a lyrical touch." (The Daily Beast)

Sunday, May 26
Doors 2:15 pm | Movie 2:40 *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

LA CHIMERA "La chimera" (Alice Rohrwacher, 2023 / 130 mins / PG / In English and Italian w/EST) Just out of jail and still searching for his late beloved Beniamina, crumpled English archaeologist Arthur reconnects with his wayward crew of tombaroli accomplices – a happy-go-lucky collective of itinerant grave-robbers who survive by looting Etruscan tombs and fencing the ancient treasures they dig up. Arthur isn’t interested in the artefacts, though; he’s seeking a legendary door to the underworld, and to Beniamina.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. 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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