The Devil’s Backbone with Guillermo del Toro in person
Location: Redstone Theater
With Matt Zoller Seitz, Simon Abrams, and Guillermo del Toro in person. Followed by signing of Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone in the Museum Store.
Presented with promotional support from Latin Horror
Dir. Guillermo del Toro. 2001, 107 mins. 35mm. With Fernando Tielve, Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi. Guillermo del Toro’s third film, The Devil’s Backbone, perfected the directorial voice that would make him a critical and popular success. Outwardly a classic ghost story with period trappings, this film about the spooky goings-on at a Spanish Civil War–era orphanage is also a full blown tragic melodrama, a mystery, a meditation on toxic masculinity and a love letter to improvised families. The movie is the subject of Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone, a new stand-alone making-of book by Matt Zoller Seitz and Simon Abrams, built around a long interview with del Toro. All three will be present for a post-screening discussion, which will be followed by a signing in the Museum Store.
Advance tickets are sold out. Tickets may become available on standby at the door. Museum members will be given priority. Standby reservation numbers will be released beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 3. A reservation does not guarantee tickets. Reservation holders must be present by 2:30 p.m. in case tickets are released.
Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
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