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23
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MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and the Witch’s Flower!  

The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. 

SHOWTIMES
Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm

* Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.

PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm

No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Film of the Year.

A haunting fairy tale for adults, Pan’s Labyrinth finds a young girl named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) traveling with her pregnant mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) to the Spanish countryside after the Spanish Civil War has ended.  Waiting for them there is Carmen’s new husband Vidal (Sergi Lopez, in a towering performance), a ruthless nationalist army captain.  As Ofelia’s mother becomes more frail from the pregnancy, and with her new stepfather focused on both stopping a guerilla uprising and attracting the attention of his housekeeper Mercedes (Maribel Verdú), Ofelia is left to her imagination, which soon finds her wandering into a mysterious labyrinth inhabited by a faun known as Pan (Doug Jones), who is immediately certain upon meeting her that Ofelia is a lost princess from the Underworld.   Pan informs her that in order to return to her kingdom, she must complete three tasks to prove her royalty – but if she fails, she can never return back home to her true parents ever.  Of course, in del Toro’s hands, each task is wrought with increasing peril and nightmarish gruesomeness – and more than a few parallels with the war-torn environment Ofelia finds herself in as the guerillas advance onto the farmhouse, and into Vidal’s brutal hands.

An astonishingly unique vision filled with alternating grace and horror – this is not a film to bring the kiddies to… – Pan’s Labyrinth is, like The Devil’s Backbone before it, a mesmerizing parable of the nature of monstrosity, the lingering scars of war, and the ultimate power of imagination over all things. 

“Guillermo del Toro has crafted a masterpiece – a terrifying, visually wondrous fairy tale for adults that blends fantasy and gloomy drama into one of the most magical films to come along in years.” – David Germain, Associated Press

“This is a fantasy realm so fully and elegantly realized, it might be the adaptation of a classic novel. Yet the source is Del Toro’s own capacious imagination.” – Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine 

“So breathtaking in its artistic ambition, so technically accomplished, so morally expansive, so fully realized, that it defies the usual critical blather.  See it, and celebrate that rare occasion when a director has the audacity to commit cinema.” – Ann Hornaday Washington Post

Monday, January 22 – 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Saturday, January 27 – 12pm, 2:30pm
Sunday, January 28 – 5pm

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and the Witch’s Flower!  

The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. 

SHOWTIMES
Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm

* Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.

PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Film of the Year.

A haunting fairy tale for adults, Pan’s Labyrinth finds a young girl named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) traveling with her pregnant mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) to the Spanish countryside after the Spanish Civil War has ended.  Waiting for them there is Carmen’s new husband Vidal (Sergi Lopez, in a towering performance), a ruthless nationalist army captain.  As Ofelia’s mother becomes more frail from the pregnancy, and with her new stepfather focused on both stopping a guerilla uprising and attracting the attention of his housekeeper Mercedes (Maribel Verdú), Ofelia is left to her imagination, which soon finds her wandering into a mysterious labyrinth inhabited by a faun known as Pan (Doug Jones), who is immediately certain upon meeting her that Ofelia is a lost princess from the Underworld.   Pan informs her that in order to return to her kingdom, she must complete three tasks to prove her royalty – but if she fails, she can never return back home to her true parents ever.  Of course, in del Toro’s hands, each task is wrought with increasing peril and nightmarish gruesomeness – and more than a few parallels with the war-torn environment Ofelia finds herself in as the guerillas advance onto the farmhouse, and into Vidal’s brutal hands.

An astonishingly unique vision filled with alternating grace and horror – this is not a film to bring the kiddies to… – Pan’s Labyrinth is, like The Devil’s Backbone before it, a mesmerizing parable of the nature of monstrosity, the lingering scars of war, and the ultimate power of imagination over all things. 

“Guillermo del Toro has crafted a masterpiece – a terrifying, visually wondrous fairy tale for adults that blends fantasy and gloomy drama into one of the most magical films to come along in years.” – David Germain, Associated Press

“This is a fantasy realm so fully and elegantly realized, it might be the adaptation of a classic novel. Yet the source is Del Toro’s own capacious imagination.” – Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine 

“So breathtaking in its artistic ambition, so technically accomplished, so morally expansive, so fully realized, that it defies the usual critical blather.  See it, and celebrate that rare occasion when a director has the audacity to commit cinema.” – Ann Hornaday Washington Post

Monday, January 22 – 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Saturday, January 27 – 12pm, 2:30pm
Sunday, January 28 – 5pm

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Jan 23 @ 9:15 pm

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and the Witch’s Flower!  

The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. 

SHOWTIMES
Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm

* Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.

PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 23 @ 9:45 pm

No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Film of the Year.

A haunting fairy tale for adults, Pan’s Labyrinth finds a young girl named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) traveling with her pregnant mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) to the Spanish countryside after the Spanish Civil War has ended.  Waiting for them there is Carmen’s new husband Vidal (Sergi Lopez, in a towering performance), a ruthless nationalist army captain.  As Ofelia’s mother becomes more frail from the pregnancy, and with her new stepfather focused on both stopping a guerilla uprising and attracting the attention of his housekeeper Mercedes (Maribel Verdú), Ofelia is left to her imagination, which soon finds her wandering into a mysterious labyrinth inhabited by a faun known as Pan (Doug Jones), who is immediately certain upon meeting her that Ofelia is a lost princess from the Underworld.   Pan informs her that in order to return to her kingdom, she must complete three tasks to prove her royalty – but if she fails, she can never return back home to her true parents ever.  Of course, in del Toro’s hands, each task is wrought with increasing peril and nightmarish gruesomeness – and more than a few parallels with the war-torn environment Ofelia finds herself in as the guerillas advance onto the farmhouse, and into Vidal’s brutal hands.

An astonishingly unique vision filled with alternating grace and horror – this is not a film to bring the kiddies to… – Pan’s Labyrinth is, like The Devil’s Backbone before it, a mesmerizing parable of the nature of monstrosity, the lingering scars of war, and the ultimate power of imagination over all things. 

“Guillermo del Toro has crafted a masterpiece – a terrifying, visually wondrous fairy tale for adults that blends fantasy and gloomy drama into one of the most magical films to come along in years.” – David Germain, Associated Press

“This is a fantasy realm so fully and elegantly realized, it might be the adaptation of a classic novel. Yet the source is Del Toro’s own capacious imagination.” – Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine 

“So breathtaking in its artistic ambition, so technically accomplished, so morally expansive, so fully realized, that it defies the usual critical blather.  See it, and celebrate that rare occasion when a director has the audacity to commit cinema.” – Ann Hornaday Washington Post

Monday, January 22 – 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Saturday, January 27 – 12pm, 2:30pm
Sunday, January 28 – 5pm

Jan
24
Wed
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and the Witch’s Flower!  

The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. 

SHOWTIMES
Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm

* Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and the Witch’s Flower!  

The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. 

SHOWTIMES
Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm

* Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.

Frida Cinema Film Club Screening: MUDBOUND
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

FILM CLUB MEMBER SCREENING

The Frida Cinema, with the generous participation of Netflix, is proud to present our first Film Club Member Screening of 2018 – director Dee Rees’ Mudbound.

Nominated for two Golden Globe awards and winner of over 25 international awards, including Best Film and Best Director from the New York Film Critics Online awards, Mudbound has emerged as one of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2017 – yet as distributed by online streaming service Netflix, audiences haven’t had the opportunity to experience this period masterpiece on the big screen.   We thank Netflix for working with us to make this screening possible for our Film Club members, and for providing a 2K print for this special presentation!

A Film Club Members Only screening. Members, please RSVP to this screening by clicking here.  Screening is free, and for Frida Cinema Film Club Members only.  RSVP’s will be accepted until theater is at capacity.  Members may not bring guests to this screening, unless guests are also Film Club Members.  (Not a Member yet?  Click here to join us!  Or email logan@thefridacinema.org if you have any questions about our Member program!)

Set in the rural American South during World War II, Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. The McAllan family, led by dreamer Henry (Jason Clarke) and his supportive yet exhausted wife Laura (Carey Mulligan), are newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis, and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming.  The Jackson family, led by Hap (Rob Morgan) and Florence (a scene-stealing Mary J. Blige) are sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations, and who bravely struggle to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face. The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy bond that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.

Dir. Dee Rees, USA, 134 mins.

“Dee Rees’s story of one black and one white family struggling in the WW II-era South is a fiercely intimate epic that couldn’t be more timely. Mary J. Blige should be on every Oscar list for best supporting actress.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Grade: A-. I’m not quite sure how Rees has done it, exactly, but the depth of heartbreak and humanity in this – just her second feature film – is remarkable.” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“Mudbound (remember that title!) is a handsomely made, urgently relevant drama… unfolding with both a Faulkner-like lyricism and a cutting contemporary resonance.” – Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed News

“A hymn to what we all share – the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children – and it is a damning indictment of those who stand in the way of such progress.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Jan 24 @ 9:15 pm

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and the Witch’s Flower!  

The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. 

SHOWTIMES
Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm

* Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.