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September 25th, 2017

Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth (film still), 2006. 118 min., colour.

If it isn’t obvious by now, Guillermo del Toro has taken over the AGO! To celebrate Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, the entire Gallery is immersing itself in the fantastic and frightful. An exhibition of the collected works of the famed filmmaker and self-proclaimed superfan wouldn’t be complete without an accompanying film series. We have not one, but two (!) film series happening in Jackman Hall this October.

The Films of Guillermo del Toro  highlights del Toro’s cinematic achievements, and the Friday late-night series Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights comprises 10 films hand-picked by the director himself as the most terrifying of all time.

But there’s more! Just down the street, our friends at TIFF are also devoting a series to del Toro inspired by the exhibition titled Guillermo del Toro: Influences, which spotlights some of his favourite films, ranging from atmospheric tales of terror to classic fantasies to contemporary crime thrillers.

The full lineup of del Toro-devoted screenings at Jackman Hall are listed below:

Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone (film still), 2001. 106 min., colour, sound.

The Films of Guillermo del Toro

Oct. 25 & 27: Pan’s Labyrinth / 7 pm

Nov. 1 & 3: Hellboy II: The Golden Army / 7 pm

Nov. 15 & 17: Pacific Rim / 7 pm

Nov. 22 & 24: Crimson Peak / 7 pm

Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak (film still), 2015. 119 min., colour, sound.

Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho (film still), 1960. 109 min., black & white, sound.

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights

Oct. 20: The Night of the Hunter / 10 pm

Oct. 27: Halloween / 10 pm

Nov. 3: The Silence of the Lambs / 10 pm

Nov. 10: Rosemary’s Baby / 10 pm

Nov. 17: The Exorcist / 10 pm

Nov. 24: The Shining / 10 pm

Dec. 1: Repulsion / 10 pm

Dec. 8: The Haunting / 10 pm

William Friedkin, The Exorcist (film still), 1973. 132 min., colour, sound.

The show opens to the public this weekend! Get your tickets for Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters while you can. AGO Members’ previews start tomorrow.

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