Sweden, 2008, 114 min, 35mm, Dir. Tomas Alfredson, Rated R, Swedish with English subtitles, Magnolia Pictures
“At once a devastating, curiously uplifting inhuman drama and a superbly crafted genre exercise, Let The Right One In can stand toe-to-toe with Spirit Of The Beehive, Pan's Labyrinth or Orphee. See it.” – Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
A lonely 12-year old boy, Oskar, befriends a mysterious 12-year-old girl, Eli, after she moves in next door. Pale and serious, Eli’s arrival coincides with a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. As their innocent friendship blossoms, Oskar learns that Eli is the vampire responsible for them and their loyalties to one another are put to the test as Oskar faces his darkest hour while Eli must consider relocating in order to continue living. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection, and loyalty into a film that is at once disturbing and dark yet poetic and tender. This tableau of adolescence from Sweden won numerous awards and topped several best of lists in 2008. Two years later, it was remade in American as Let Me In but the original is still the gold standard for using vampiric folklore and horror to tell an honest coming-of-age story about relationships.
Let's make it a vampire weekend: slip into your scariest and most gruesome bloodsucking costume and terrify the audience in a costume contest hosted just before the feature film at 11:00 pm. Let's see your capes, fangs, bat wings, and pale skins! The prize for this contest is sponsored by the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables. Please note: for security reasons, no weapons (toy or otherwise) are allowed and masks are only allowed to be worn during the contest and will be checked by staff prior to entrance.
This screening is a staff pick, selected by Michelle A. Humphreys, Program Services Associate.
After Hours is the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday night often on 35mm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the rush line 30 mins after showtime.
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