PAN'S LABYRINTH (35mm)
FRI & SAT: 7:00PM SUN: 3:00PM
Dir. Guillermo del Toro (2006); Mexico/USA, 118m
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
Spanish with English Subtitles
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (Digital)
FRI & SAT: 9:30PM SUN: 5:30PM
Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour (2012); Iran/USA, 101m
Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh
Persian with English Subtitles
FRIDAY, october 19th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, october 20th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, october 21st AT 3:00PM & 5:30pm
Guillermo del Toro has mastered storytelling through his ability to manifest his imagination into something tangible. Pan’s Labyrinth is not your average fairy tale. The film explores the childhood of Ofelia as she copes with the trauma and horrors of the Spanish Civil War, she retreats into a surreal world filled with magical creatures and monsters. The duality of Pan’s Labyrinth’s monsters embody the horror and fantasy of life that del Toro is fascinated by. Del Toro explicates the terrors of reality as a catalyst to create a fantasy world and grotesque characters that mold strong metaphorical and visual symbols that allow us to understand the conditions of the human world.
If you ever feel like you're being watched, it’s probably the Girl in black. Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature is a twisted fairy tale that explores what happens when Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf turn out to be the same person. Set in an imaginary Iranian underworld, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night unfolds the addictions and corruptions that infect the townsfolk alike. Acting on her own, the Girl walks the streets of Bad City at night stalking, killing or protecting whoever she deems fit. Filmed in black and white, this neo-noir emits a moody and gorgeous feeling that engulfs the watcher in each scene. Composing a visually rich narrative with breathtaking long shots and contrast cinematography, Amirpour sets the precedence for indie vampire films.