Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley was shot in color, but lit it as if it were black & white, according to the director. “You can see exactly the same level of design, and we wanted to give viewers this special vantage as a take of the classic noir genre that the film is part of,”  del Toro has said of his 2021 cinematic gem starring Bradley Cooper and Kate Blanchett.
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Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley offers new vision in “darkness and light”

The film has been hailed by critics — ours included— for its dark complexity and cinematic beauty, meshing lush visuals with palpable film noir touches. A new 35mm version of the film –in striking black and white– promises to heighten the Old Hollywood qualities del Toro intended. Nightmare Alley: Vision In Darkness And Light, will screen in limited engagement in L.A. the next few weeks and del Toro will be on hand for a series of Q&A’s as well.

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The new print debuts at the Landmark on Pico Blvd. this Fri, and the filmmaker will be present to discuss afterward. He’ll be back on Sun., Jan. 16 for the 5 p.m. show. The following weekend, the film screens at Landmark’s historic Nuart Theatre with del Toro’s Q&A following the 7:30pm show on Saturday, Jan. 22.
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Los Angeles Landmark Theater locations are open for business despite omicron surges and require proof of full vaccination & picture ID or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry. More info on both Landmark and Nuart screenings here.

 

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