Screen/Society--Special Event--"Pan's Labyrinth" [Note: corrected time 2pm]
(Guillermo del Toro, 2006, 118 min, Mexico and Spain, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Blu-Ray)
Pan's Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable. Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. But soon, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil.
-- Winner of 3 Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Achievement in Makeup!
-- Winner of 2007 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film!
-- "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." -- Associated Press
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Nasher Museum of Art and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)