AGO Honors Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters

Image credit: Film Still from Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2008 © Universal Studios Entertainment

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto has partnered with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Art to create Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters. The exhibit contains a range of media, such as costumes, photography, painting, sculptures etc., that have inspired filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s work. The exhibit’s only Canadian appearance is currently running at the AGO from September 30, 2017-January 7, 2018. To celebrate, the AGO will present two late-night film series at Jackman Hall Cinema:

The Films of Guillermo del Toro: Five of del Toro’s key films will be screened from October 11-November 24, 2017.

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Night: 10 of the most terrifying films of all time, hand-picked by del Toro himself, will be screened every Friday at 10 p.m. from October 6-December 8, 2017.

You can find the full line up below.

The Films of Guillermo del Toro

Oct. 11 and Oct. 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: The Devil’s Backbone

One of the most personal films by Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone is set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War and follows a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted orphanage full of terrible secrets. R | 1h 46min Spanish with English subtitles.

 Oct. 25 and Oct. 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Pan’s Labyrinth

An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth depicts the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth. R | 1h 58min Spanish with English subtitles.

Nov. 1 and Nov. 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The fate of mankind hangs in the balance in Hellboy II: The Golden Army when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world, leaving Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team of paranormal outcasts to stop them. PG-13 | 2h

Nov. 15 and Nov. 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.Pacific Rim

When the monstrous Kaiju rose from the sea, the ensuing war took millions of lives and consumed humanity’s resources for years. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. PG-13 | 2h 11min

Nov. 22 and Nov. 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Crimson Peak

In this gothic romance, a young woman joins a troubled brother and sister in a decrepit mansion on top of a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. R | 1h 59min

 Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights

Oct. 6, 2017, 10:00 p.m.Psycho

While on the run after stealing $40,000 from her boss, Marion Crane checks into The Bates Motel where she meets polite hotel manager, Norman Bates. Marion soon learns that there may be more to Norman than meets the eye. R | 1h 49min

Oct. 13, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: Carrie

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, strange occurrences begin to happen around Carrie White, a teen who is relentlessly bullied at school and abused at home. R | 1h 38min

Oct. 20, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: Night of the Hunter

While serving time in prison, serial killer Harry Powell meets condemned murderer Ben Harper, who confesses to have hidden $10,000 in stolen loot before his imprisonment. Released from jail, Powell tracks down Harper’s widow and children, stopping at nothing to get his hands on the money. PG-13| 1h 32min

Oct. 27, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: Halloween

Fifteen years after his first gruesome murder on Halloween night, Michael Myers returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois to find his next victims. R | 1h 31min

Nov. 3, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: Silence of the Lambs

Clarice Sterling, an intelligent FBI trainee, is sent to the Baltimore state hospital for the criminally insane to interview inmate Dr. Hannibal “the cannibal” Lecter, an infamous serial killer. R | 1h 58min

Nov. 10, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: Rosemary’s Baby

After moving into a new apartment with her husband Guy, strange things start to happen around Rosemary Woodhouse. When she becomes pregnant, Rosemary’s concerns over the safety of her unborn child begin to consume her.  R | 2h 17min

Nov. 17, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: The Exorcist

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. R | 2h 2min

Nov. 24, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: The Shining

After taking a job as the caretaker of a hotel with a violent past, Jack Torrance experiences sinister incidents that cause him to become increasingly violent, putting his family in grave danger. R | 2h 26min

Dec. 1, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: Repulsion

Carol, a young woman repulsed by sexual intimacy, is left alone in her apartment while her sister is on vacation with her boyfriend. Carol slowly sinks into depression and begins to have horrific hallucinations, ultimately descending into madness. R | 1h 45min

Dec. 8, 2017, 10:00 p.m.: The Haunting

When Eleanor, Theo and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a mansion, they get more than they bargained for when they discover the house’s ghostly past. PG-13 | 1h 53min

Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for AGO members, and $12 for the public and are on sale now.

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