The Riviera Theatre is pleased to announce a new partnership with New York-based film distribution company Emerging Pictures. Representing the fusion of independent film methodology and the latest digital technology, Emerging Pictures exhibits, represents, and distributes a wide range of digital content including first run independent/international/documentary films, a growing list of digitally converted classic films, and specialized content such as operas, ballets, concerts, live theater, film festivals and more, all presented in crystal-clear high definition!
Emerging Pictures is the nation's largest network of all-digital theaters, with participating venues in 50 cities across the country. "Now you can experience cinema at the Riviera Theatre using the latest cutting-edge technology that normally would only be found in much larger cities," Riviera manager Danielle Moreland said. "Going digital will help ensure quality and consistency, as each showing will be as clear as the one before it, and will also allow greater access to new films and events which in many cases aren't playing anywhere else in the area."
June Movies (from Emerging Pictures):
Gigantic (Plays 6/5, 6/9, 6/11, 6/12) - A funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other. Starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Ed Asner and more.
Gomorrah (Plays 6/12, 6/16, 6/18, 6/19) - Power, money and blood: these are the values that the residents of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They are forced to obey the rules of the "System," the Camorra. Based on a best-selling exposé of the Naples mafia, five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel and ostensibly invented world, but one that is deeply rooted in reality.
Two Lovers (Plays 6/19, 6/23, 6/25, 6/26) - A romantic drama starring Joaquin Phoenix as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man recovering from a recent heartbreak. After meeting two women (Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw) in quick succession, Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love.
Hunger (Plays 6/26, 6/30, 7/2, 7/3) - Starring Michael Fassbender (300), Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland, with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, this intense film provides an exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit.
Bruce Springsteen HD Concert benefit screening
Italian Summer Opera Series: Best of La Scala, featuring Aida, La Traviata, Don Carlo, & Viaggio a Reims