Out of all the genres in fiction, fantasy is possibly the most recognizable. Tales of dragons, fairies, and mystic forces have been a part of culture for centuries. These are stories of good vs. evil, light vs. dark- and the Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is giving these films a week of their own.
Until July 6th, Row House will be showing four movies with fantastical elements. Coraline (2009) and Stardust (2007) adapt the works of author Neil Gaiman (American Gods) for the big screen, in stop-motion and live-action, respectively. Coraline‘s titular heroine won the 2009 Alliance of Women Film Journalists “Best Animated Female” award, and Stardust was awarded the Hugo for “Best Dramatic Presentation.”
Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) tells the story of a young Spanish girl seeking immortality. It is currently in the top 150 movies on IMDb, and won three Oscars, including Best Cinematography. Lastly, Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) stars in The Pagemaster (1994), which blends live-action and animation to bring a library to life. The cast also includes Christopher Lloyd, Whoppi Goldberg, and the late Leonard Nimoy.