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Jan
23
Tue
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

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

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
26
Fri
THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm

We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  

Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

Friday, January 26 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday, January 29 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Weds, January 31 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, February 1 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

“Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm

We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  

Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

Friday, January 26 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday, January 29 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Weds, January 31 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, February 1 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

“Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm

We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  

Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

Friday, January 26 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday, January 29 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Weds, January 31 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, February 1 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

“Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  

Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

Friday, January 26 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday, January 29 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Weds, January 31 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, February 1 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

“Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm

We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  

Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

Friday, January 26 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday, January 29 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Weds, January 31 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, February 1 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

“Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

Jan
27
Sat
THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am

We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  

Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

Friday, January 26 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday, January 29 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Weds, January 31 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
Thursday, February 1 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

“Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Jan 27 @ 12:00 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