The Shape of Water
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7:30PM
Regular Admission Prices
Celebrate our 50th anniversary with a special big screen presentation of the biggest box-office hit in Loft Cinema history, Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning fantasy, The Shape of Water! And don’t miss the filmmaker’s latest cinematic gem, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, now showing at The Loft Cinema!
Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, circa 1962. Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a janitor in a high-security government laboratory, trapped in a life of isolation. But Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment – a strange amphibious creature – hidden inside the facility. Elisa is more fascinated that frightened. What scares her more is the threat posed by federal agent Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). Cruel and self-serving, he seems convinced the surest way to handle the mysterious creature is to kill it. With the help of Zelda, her neighbor Giles (Richard Jenkins), and a sympathetic scientist (Michael Stuhlbarg), Elisa, whose growing attachment to the creature awakens within her a surprising power, hatches a plan to save the creature’s life, even at the risk of her own. Intertwining sci-fi, horror and gothic romance to spellbinding effect, del Toro’s intoxicating homage to 1950s B-movie creature features won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. (Dir. by Guillermo del Toro, 2017, USA, 119 mins., Rated R)