U.K., 2005, 157 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Mike Newell, Rated PG-13, Warner Bros.
"[Ralph Fiennes’s] Voldemort may be the greatest screen performance ever delivered without the benefit of a nose; certainly it’s a performance of sublime villainy." – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Year Four. The Triwizard tournament comes to Hogwarts and Harry Potter is chosen as the controversial fourth addition to the competition. Comprised of three deadly magical tasks, the tournament isn’t just anticipated by the wizarding world: Lord Voldemort seeks to use it for his own nefarious purpose. To top it off, Harry’s friendships with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are fractured as petty jealousies push the three apart just when they should stand together. Goblet of Fire furthers the Harry Potter adaptations’ turn toward darker themes just as the characters themselves mature and deal with ever-more pressing issues in their lives. The fourth film introduces a couple of iconic characters: Cedric Diggory, played by then-unknown Robert Pattinson, and Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody”, played by a grizzled Brendan Gleeson.
In 1997, J. K. Rowling opened a door to a magical world of wizards and witches with the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Twenty years later, the Harry Potter novels turned into a multi-media franchise that includes a theme park, several video games, stage play, and – most beloved of all – an eight-part film series that is the second highest-grossing one of all time. To celebrate this special anniversary, the Gables Cinema transforms into Hogwarts with a four-week retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Whether you’re reliving the wonders of Rowling’s world or discovering it for the first time, join us as we present the epic tale of the Boy Who Lived.