Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

Sounds like this Friday night might be awfully busy, with an opportunity for fine dancing, but if anyone is still free there is a neat movie playing at the Missouri Theater. There's always so much to do in Columbia, sometimes its hard to decide! The Ragtag Film Series is opening Pan's Labyrinth at the Missouri Theater at 7pm Friday night. While I can't say exactly what the movie is about, it sounds kind of mysterious and fantastic and I thought it might peak the interest of the LB community - the adults at least, as its rated R. While it has received rave reviews from critics, Pan's Labyrinth blends science fiction, horror, and fantasy and isn't for the faint of heart. The movie tells the story of a little girl in postwar Spain who escapes real world violence by creating her own "gothic fairy tale" world. Looks pretty visually stunning so I'm excited to catch the premier on a big screen. If anyone else is interested, I'd love to hang out - no event stamps, no logbooks, NO COOTIES, just pizza and a movie. How about Shakespeare's Pizza at 5:30 this Friday, Feb 9? Then we can walk over to the theater - just next door - after dinner. Tickets are $8 for gen. admission, $6 for students. If you'd like more info on the movie, check out, or the movie's website If possible, let me know if you plan to come with so I can save seats. Sounds like we'll have a great weekend, even if it stays cold!


Robin said...

It sounds like an awesome time. I REALLY wish I could join you guys. Especially since we had to skip the Gathering. "Pan's" is supposed to be an AMAZING movie. I have heard great things about it. I think it is subtitled. The Ture/False Film festival is coming up the first weekend in March. There will be all sorts of super documentaries if you are interested in that sort of thing. I love this festival and have seen some cool movies. Anyway, Have fun, stay warm and eat a sclie of Shake's pizza for me!

Lnd-Crzr said...

I'm in.


mamaroots said...

oh have fun- wish we could make it, but we are going to Beauty and the Beast at Hearnes- this movie is definitely on my list this month- have fun

Lnd-Crzr said...

A great movie, though not what I expected, nor what I believe they bill it as on their website. In case you missed it, this movie is R (and I mean a BIG R) and no children should go see it.

They are running a sketchbook contest at the official movie site.
To see the entries follow this link.

In particular look at Princess Moanna (top right corner) and Through pan's Labyrnith (bottom row, second from the right).

Inspires me to take clues to another level.


OneMeanGreenBean said...

I was about to say the same thing lnd-crzr said...a good movie BUT VERY graphic and violent. The story revolves much more around war and revolution than it does around imagination. Also, not at all what I expected. Tell you the truth, I think I'd recommend David Bowie's Labyrinth from like 1986 before I would recommend this one.

Lnd-Crzr said...

In my comment I didn't realize there were SO many entries to the contest. the quickest way to find the two I enjoyed is to use the search. To find the sketch book Princess Moanna, simply search for Princess. To find through pan's labyrinth search for Through and several will pop up and scroll over them until you find the correct one.