The Devil’s Backbone

June 23, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

2001 • Rated R • 1h 48m • Spanish with English subtitles • Presented in 35mm
Dir. Guillermo del Toro

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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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