SHOW: November 16, 2017

9 11 2017

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Victoria and Abdul (2017),

Directed by Stephen Frears

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

One SHOW only, 6:15PM at the Nugget Theater

Tickets $10

“Another unimpeachable performance from Dench.” – The Hollywood Reporter

 

Based on the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. RogerEbert.com wrote, “There are multiple pleasures to be had by witnessing a powerful, still-vital woman finding unexpected late-life joy of the platonic variety…well worth the experience.”

 

Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India and is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As a result of the deepening friendship, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

 

“Dench commands the role with ease and without vanity.” – The New Yorker

 

111 minutes • Rated PG-13 • No Nugget Passes, please.

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SHOW: Monday, December 4, 2017

8 11 2017

TFF Cinematheque

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• EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO (PAN’S LABYRINTH) directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006, Rated R, 119 minutes)

“PAN’S LABYRINTH is one of the greatest of all fantasy films, even though it is anchored so firmly in the reality of war,” wrote Roger Ebert, “Guillermo del Toro is the most challenging of directors in the fantasy field because he invents from scratch, or adapts into his own vision…born in Mexico, he has worked there and overseas, like his gifted friends and contemporaries Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Isn’t it time to start talking about a New Mexican Cinema, not always filmed in Mexico but always informed by the imagination and spirit of the nation?”

In 1944 Spain, young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her ailing mother (Ariadna Gil) arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband (Sergi López), a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising. As she explores an ancient maze, Ofelia encounters the faun Pan, who reveals to her that she is a legendary lost princess and must complete three dangerous tasks in order to claim immortality.