The Pageant Theatre

TÓTEM

Lila Avilés

  • 95 minutes
  • 2023
  • Spanish with English subtitles
      Friday March 1
    • 4:30pm and 7pm
    • Saturday March 2
    • 4:30pm and 7pm
    • Sunday March 3
    • 2pm and 4:30pm
    • PLEASE NOTE: FILMS BEGIN AT POSTED SHOWTIMES

    In a bustling Mexican household, seven-year-old Sol is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for the birthday party for her father, Tona, led by her mother, aunts and other relatives. As the day goes on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, Sol begins to understand the gravity of the celebration this year and watches as her family does the same. This poignant and emotionally expansive film from Lila Avilés (The Chambermaid) cements her skill at directing dynamic, ensemble performances in her stunning sophomore effort. TÓTEM is a film of unexpected beauty, exploring the quandaries of a family navigating matters of love, heartbreak, class, innocence, and, perhaps most prominently, mortality, that becomes a heartfelt celebration of life.

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Jonathan Glazer

  • 105 minutes
  • 2023
  • German with English subtitles
      Sunday March 3
    • 7pm
    • PLEASE NOTE: FILMS BEGIN AT POSTED SHOWTIMES

    5 Academy Award nominations including BEST PICTURE and BEST DIRECTOR

    The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. Dispassionately examining the ordinary existence of people complicit in horrific crimes, the new film by Jonathan Glazer is a breath-stopping, hauntingly original and extraordinarily powerful look at the mundanity behind an unforgivable brutality. A horror story about the past, and a cautionary tale for the present.

The Pageant does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses and trailers above, further information about content for specific films can usually be found through general internet searches.