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Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan: The Fall

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Director Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan discuss *The Fall*, the second installment in the *Strain Trilogy*. The pair are interviewed by the Brattle Theatre's creative director, Ned Hinkle. The vampiric virus unleashed in *The Strain* has taken over New York City. It is spreading across the country and soon, the world. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather, head of the CDC′s team and one of a small group who have banded together to fight the bloodthirsty monsters that roam the streets, finally manages to identify the parasite that causes the infection. But it may be too late.

Guillermo del Toro, who was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film *Cronos*, and has since gone on to direct *Mimic*, *The Devil's Backbone*, *Blade II*, *Hellboy*, *Hellboy II*, and *Pan's Labyrinth*, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He is currently working on his next film and, with Chuck Hogan, writing the third volume in *The Strain* trilogy.
The author of several acclaimed novels, including *The Standoff* and *Prince of Thieves*, which won the 2005 Hammett Award and was called one of the 10 best novels of the year by Stephen King. *Prince of Thieves* was the basis for the new motion picture *The Town*, directed by Ben Affleck.
Ned Hinkle brings to the Brattle Theatre 10 years of programming and event logistics experience from both the film and music industries. After three years in the music business, Ned's first love, film, called him back and he began working for Beacon Cinema Group, then the company that operated and programmed the Brattle Theatre. In 2001, after five years with Beacon Cinema Group, Ned founded the Brattle Film Foundation with Ivy Moylan and took over the lease of the Brattle Theatre. Ned has taken all of his experience and brought it to the foundation as the Brattle's Creative Director where he works on all programming, marketing and special events.