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Nightmare Alley: Vision in Darkness and Light (2021)

Opens on January 28

Director: Guillermo del Toro Run Time: 150 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States
Language: English

We’re thrilled to be among a select number of venues screening this special black-and-white version of Nightmare Alley from Guillermo del Toro.

“channels Hollywood’s classic noir period of the 1940s and 1950s”

—Zack Sharf for IndieWire

About the film:

An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

About the filmmaker:

Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro’s imaginative films have earned recognition at Cannes, Venice, and other festivals around the world. From Mexico, his Spanish language films earned him a place on the international stage beginning with his sensational 1993 feature debut Cronos, which was Mexico’s official submission to the Academy Awards, followed by The Devil’s Backbone and the universally acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth. His other features include Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water, which earned three prizes at Venice before winning Best Picture and Best Directing at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Guillermo del Toro and his regular collaborator and cinematographer Dan Laustsen have been keen to make a black and white film for years. Read more from the filmmakers here.

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