Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jan 12, 2020
7:30pm

ALL ABOUT ALMODÓVAR
Double Feature!
THE LAW OF DESIRE / MATADOR
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Recent Spanish Cinema
THE LAW OF DESIRE
LA LEY DEL DESEO
1987, Sony Pictures Classics, 100 min, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Almodóvar’s dizzying, polysexual melodrama stars Carmen Maura as a boy-turned-girl with a muy complicated sex life (incest, transvestitism and so on) – until she’s kidnapped by the murderously good-looking lover (heartthrob Antonio Banderas) of her gay pornographer brother (Euse bio Poncela). Banderas’ smoldering presence – and his first man-on-man screen kiss – made him a gay icon worldwide.


MATADOR
1986, Sony Pictures Classics, 106 min, Spain, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Director Pedro Almodóvar’s perverse portrait of serial killers in love. Crippled bullfighter Nacho Martinez finds himself drawn to mesmerizing black widow Assumpta Serna. Antonio Banderas costars as Angel, a young toreador desperate to prove his manhood (and possessed by strange psychic visions). "In Spain, bullfighting is more sacred than God" – Almodóvar.


Both films in Spanish with English subtitles.
Aero Theatre • Sun, Jan 12, 2020 • 7:30pm

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