Explore Director Guillermo del Toro’s Spanish language masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 14 at the Wildish Community Theater. Set in 1944 fascist Spain, the film is a fairytale parable following a young girl, Ofelia, as she explores a terrifying labyrinth, and her stepfather, Captain Vidal, who is ruthlessly hunting down suspected rebels. After Ofelia follows a fairy she is given three tasks to complete within a labyrinth filled with monsters created through make-up, animatronics and limited CGI. At the same time Ofelia and the housekeeper Mercedes, a rebel spy, must remain safe as Vidal becomes more relentless in his pursuit of rebels. A beautiful and moving film, it is described on Rotten Tomatoes as “Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable.” Masks are not required to attend this showing but are welcome.
Starring Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones and Ariadna Gil, directed by Guillermo del Toro; 118 minutes; Rated R (2006).
SPRINGfilm continues at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022 with a free showing of “Jurassic Park” starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum and directed by Steven Spielberg.
SPRINGfilm is made possible by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the Wildish Community Theater and is generously sponsored by Plank Town Brewing Company.
All events are free and open to the public.
What: SPRINGfilm: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2022
Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477
Additional Information: Teen Services Librarian Cara Kinsey, firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 726-4653.