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Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
August 1–November 27, 2016
Art of the Americas Building, Plaza Level
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters (July 31–November 27, 2016), the filmmaker’s first museum retrospective. The exhibition explores del Toro’s creative process by bringing together elements from his films, objects from his vast personal collections, drawings from his notebooks, and approximately 60 objects from LACMA’s permanent collection. The diverse range of media—including sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, maquettes, and film—totals approximately 500 objects and reflects the broad scope of del Toro’s inspirations.
LACMA’s Film department is also proud to present Fuel for Nightmares, a curated series of Guillermo del Toro’s inspirations, influences, and favorite films. The series will take place Tuesdays at 1 pm from August through the end of October and includes Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast (La belle et la bête), Luis Buñuel’s The Young and the Damned (Los olvidados), Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan, and Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter.
Jane EyreEDIT: LA Weekly adds:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 1 pm
LACMA | Bing Theater
1944, 97min, 35mm | Directed by Robert Stevenson; written by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, and John Houseman, from the novel by Charlotte Brontë; with Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O’Brian
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired as a governess by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house.
1944's Jane Eyre so scared and inspired a young Guillermo del Toro that the filmmaker has chosen it as the first selection in his Fuel for Nightmares series at LACMA, which runs alongside the museum's "At Home With Monsters" exhibit. Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine star in Robert Stevenson's take on Charlotte Brontë's still-disturbing novel, which was adapted for the screen by Aldous Huxley. Jane Eyre has been brought to screen countless times, but few iterations have endured like this one. (Michael Nordine)