Francis Ford Coppola Presents The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

Francis Ford Coppola Presents The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

6:15pm - Sunday, Jul 21, 2024

"Stay gold, Ponyboy."

The Rio Theatre's SUMMER MOVIE BATTLE: 80'S vs. Y2K finally gets going for Team 80's, and they're coming in strong with a story and film that's a part of every Gen X'ers DNA, THE OUTSIDERS.

In 1983, director Francis Ford Coppola struck a powerful chord with his adaptation of S.E. Hinton's classic coming-of-age story featuring young talents who would go on to become major stars. Two decades later, he revisited the epic with an added 22 minutes of footage that includes a beginning and ending more true to the book and a rousing rock 'n' roll soundtrack -- THE OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL.

Early 1960s. Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is divided between teenagers who have grown up with wealth and privilege and the rough-edged "greasers" from the wrong side of the tracks. The greasers yearn for the life they see on the other side of town, but the rich kids want to keep them in their places. Then, one greaser dares cross the line to talk, and to dream of more, with a girl from across the tracks . . . an action that can only lead to conflict on a hot, steamy night.
Featuring C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane and Patrick Swayze, among others.

"One of the most overtly aesthetic, art-for-art's-sake films in Hollywood's history, a faux-naf Pre-Raphaelite mural in which angels with dirty faces but immaculately pure hearts burn with a hard, gemlike flame before being snuffed out in their prime." (Sight & Sound)

"'The Outsiders' captured, as if in amber, the ongoing fight at the heart of the adolescent experience – knowing that the way things stand is wrong, but being unclear how to fix it, and frustrated with older adults for continuing on, obliviously." (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Sunday, July 21
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
*Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

THE OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983 / PG / 127 minutes) A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy and Johnny get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

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