Discovering del Toro Film Series

Discovering del Toro

June 23 – 25
Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum
In collaboration with MoMA

Presented in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, on view at the Portland Art Museum June 10 – September 17, 2023.

Featuring rarely seen early work as well as 35mm prints of Pan’s LabyrinthThe Devil’s BackboneBlade 2, and more, this weekend series presented in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art will trace Guillermo del Toro’s journey from makeup artist to indie filmmaker to one of the most beloved directors, producers, writers, and creature creators of our time.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinicchio (2022)

Multiple Screenings

Dir. Guillermo del Toro & Mark Gustafson
Rated PG • 1h 57m
Closed Captions & Audio Description Available

Free with Museum Admission
Limited seating – tickets available day-of at the box office.

A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child. However, the two of them have to struggle to find a place for themselves as Italy becomes embroiled in fascism.

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The Devil’s Backbone (2001) • 35mm

June 23 • 7:30 pm

Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Rated R • 1h 48m • Spanish with English subtitles • Presented in 35mm

Spain, 1939. In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, the young Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucía orphanage, where he will make friends and enemies as he follows the quiet footsteps of a mysterious presence eager for revenge.

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Blade II
• 35mm

June 24 • 4:30 pm

Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Rated R • 1h 57m • Presented in 35mm

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community – The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked by the Vampire Nation for his help in preventing a nightmare plague that would wipe out both humans and vampires.

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Pan’s Labyrinth
(2006) • 35mm

June 24 • 7:30 pm

Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Rated R • 1h 58m • Spanish with English subtitles • Presented in 35mm

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

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The Shape of Water

June 25 • 4:30 pm

Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Rated R • 1h 57m • Presented in 35mm
Closed Captions Available

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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June 25 • 7:30 pm

Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Rated PG-13 • 2h 2m

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before they summon a baby demon who is rescued by Allied forces and dubbed “Hellboy”. Sixty years later, Hellboy serves the cause of good rather than evil as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense, along with Abe Sapien – a merman with psychic powers, and Liz Sherman – a woman with pyrokinesis, protecting America against dark forces.

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The Whitsell Auditorium is located at 1219 SW Park Ave. Please enter at the courtyard entrance.

Unless otherwise indicated, all screenings in the Whitsell Auditorium cost $12.
PAM/PAM CUT Members, Students, and Seniors are eligible for a $2 discount.
Kids 17 and Under are free, though not all films are suitable for kids. Discretion is advised and identification may be requested at check-in.

All screenings begin promptly at their listed start time and do not typically include trailers. For questions about accessibility, please email

PAM CUT is not currently requiring visitors to wear masks in the Whitsell Auditorium, though we strongly encourage their use.