Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Friday, September 10 – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro directs this haunting fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and detailing the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. Shy young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is forced to entertain herself while her recently remarried mother, Carmen (Ariadna Gil), lies immobilized in anticipation of her forthcoming child with sadistic army captain Vidal (Sergi López). While her high-ranking stepfather remains determined to fulfill the orders of General Francisco Franco to crush a nearby guerilla uprising, the young girl soon ventures into an elaborate stone labyrinth presided over by the mythical faun Pan (Doug Jones) and sets out to reclaim her kingdom.
Lady Bird (2017), Friday, September 17 – This coming-of-age tale set in 2002 Sacramento centers on Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), an eccentric teenager who prefers to go by the name “Lady Bird.” Over the course of her senior year of high school, Lady Bird deals with the pangs of first love and clashes with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) over her plans for the future. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, who loosely based the story on her own life. Tracy Letts, Timothee Chalamet, and Lucas Hedges co-star.
Minari (2020), Friday, September 24 – Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-jung Youn, and Will Patton star in writer-director Lee Isaac Chung’s poignant and semi-autobiographical immigrant family drama. A Korean American family relocates to a small farm in Arkansas in the 1980s – to pursue their own version of the American Dream. The arrival of their irreverent grandmother disrupts the balance they try to maintain between cultural assimilation and autonomy.