Fall film series begins with fantasy drama

September is Cinema Month at the Churchill Arts Council.
The first of the films begins Friday with the 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth, and ends with Minari on September 24.
The Oats Park Arts Center box office, art bar and galleries open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 7 for members and $ 10 for non-members. A ticket for three films costs $ 18 for members, $ 21 for non-members.
Tickets are available at the box office on the night of the screening or call the ACC at 775 423-1440.
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro directs this haunting fantasy drama, Pan’s Labryinth, set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and details the bizarre journeys of an imaginative young girl who could be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom.
The shy young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is forced to entertain herself while her recently remarried mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) is tied up in anticipation of her unborn child with sadistic army captain Vidal (Sergi López).
While her high-ranking stepfather remains determined to carry out General Francisco Franco’s orders to crush a nearby guerrilla uprising, the girl soon ventures into an elaborate stone maze chaired by the mythical faun Pan (Doug Jones) and sets out to reclaim his kingdom.
Lady Bird on September 17 is a coming-of-age tale set in 2002 in Sacramento and centers on Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), an eccentric teenage girl who prefers to call herself “Lady Bird.” During her final year of high school, Lady Bird faces the throes of first love and clashes with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) over her plans for the future.
Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, who loosely based the story on her own life. Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet and Lucas Hedges co-starring.
Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-jung Youn and Will Patton star in Minari, the poignant, semi-autobiographical family drama from writer-director Lee Isaac Chung. A Korean-American family moved to a small Arkansas farm in the 1980s – to pursue their own version of the American dream. The arrival of their irreverent grandmother upsets the balance they try to maintain between cultural assimilation and autonomy.

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