9:30pm - Thursday, May 17, 2018
Jen (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz, RINGS) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly--and viciously--intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a singularly relentless, wrathful intent: revenge. A white-knuckle tale of transgression and transformation, REVENGE gloriously blurs the lines of vengeance and survival while simultaneously delivering a ferocious dissection of gender and genre. With Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe.
"REVENGE is a blood-soaked, beautiful horror film... The fact that this is Coralie Fargeat’s first film is exciting, as it means we’re at the very start of a truly insane cinematic career from a brand-new French action auteur. REVENGE is a hugely satisfying horror movie, a real achievement on the parts of all involved." (The Playlist)
"An aggressively stylized, absolutely brutal rape-revenge film from French newcomer Coralie Fargeat." (AV Club)
"It's an exploitation movie that knowingly abuses the male gaze and then turns that uncivilized, leering lens on its head, placing us squarely in the shoes of its brutalized angel of vengeance." (Birth.Movies.Death.)
"Proves itself as the definitive rape-revenge film, taking into account all the sordid tropes but deconstructing them into damning critique on rape culture while retaining its exploitation roots... Aided by an ’80s-style, synth-heavy score, Revenge excels on nearly every technical level, and while the plot fits neatly into the rape-revenge sub-genre, it easily puts all others to shame. I can’t stress enough that this is a fucking bonkers movie that will have you cheering by the end and craving more." (FilmPulse.net)
Thursday, May 17
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
REVENGE (Coralie Fargeat, 2018 / 108 mins / 18A / French with English subs) Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend -- until his two sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. As tension mounts in the house, the situation abruptly and viciously intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead in the middle of an arid hell. Unfortunately for her assailants, she survives - and soon begins a relentless, ruthless manhunt on a quest for bloody revenge...
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