8:45pm - Monday, Oct 22, 2018
Writer-director Panos Cosmatos follows up his feature debut, 2010's hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, with one of the year's most buzzed about titles - the punishing, blood-soaked hallucinogenic revenge odyssey MANDY. Set in the Pacific Northwest's Shadow Mountains in 1983, Red (Nicolas Cage, in what many are calling a career-defining performance) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance - and laced with fire.
"Mandy's gonzo violence is fueled by a gripping performance by Nicolas Cage -- and anchored with palpable emotion conveyed between his volcanic outbursts." (Rotten Tomatoes)
"The movie's imagery is consistently unearthly; its pacing has a magisterial weight. Call it pulp Tarkovsky, maybe." (The New York Times)
"If revenge films are a dime a dozen, then Mandy cost a bunch of dimes. The plot is straightforward but visually, aurally, symbolically, it's a heavy motion picture that may be too much for some audiences to handle." (The Wrap)
Monday, October 22
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 www.riotheatretickets.ca | $12.50 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.
MANDY (Panos Cosmatos, 2018 / 122 mins / 18A) The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
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