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Monsters & Myths Surrealist Film Screening: Hollywood Surrealism

May 18 · 7:30pm – 9:35pm
Free
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Monsters & Myths Surrealist Film Screening

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Destino, 1946 and 2003. Directed by Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney. Running time: 7 mins. 

Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney collaborated on this animated short that began in 1946, but remained unreleased until 2003. It follows the story of Chronos and his ill-fated love for a mortal woman named Dahlia as she dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí’s paintings. While there is no dialogue, Dalí’s style and themes are clearly recognizable as we see a face melting, ants turning into Frenchmen on bicycles, and melting clocks. The soundtrack includes music by the Mexican composer Armando Dominguez.

Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Running time: 1 hour, 58 mins. 

An Academy Award-winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. Eleven-year-old Ofelia comes face-to-face with the horrors of Fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside with her new stepfather, a sadistic captain in General Francisco Franco’s army. She meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey. Del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth.

Destino, 1946 and 2003. Directed by Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney. Running time: 7 mins. 

Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney collaborated on this animated short that began in 1946, but remained unreleased until 2003. It follows the story of Chronos and his ill-fated love for a mortal woman named Dahlia as she dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí’s paintings. While there is no dialogue, Dalí’s style and themes are clearly recognizable as we see a face melting, ants turning into Frenchmen on bicycles, and melting clocks. The soundtrack includes music by the Mexican composer Armando Dominguez.

Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Running time: 1 hour, 58 mins. 

An Academy Award-winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. Eleven-year-old Ofelia comes face-to-face with the horrors of Fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside with her new stepfather, a sadistic captain in General Francisco Franco’s army. She meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey. Del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth.

Monsters & Myths Surrealist Film Screening

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