Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jan 10, 2020
7:30pm

ALL ABOUT ALMODÓVAR
Double Feature! Director Pedro Almodóvar In Person!
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN / ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Recent Spanish Cinema

This event is sold out. There will be a stand-by line.

Discussion between films with director Pedro Almodóvar.
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS
1988, Sony Pictures Classics, 89 min, Spain, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Anarchy – sexual and political – runs riot in this Day-Glo-colored comedy about a voice-over actress (Almodóvar favorite Carmen Maura) desperate to get her lover back, amid Shiite terrorists, flaming beds and some of the wildest slapstick since BRINGING UP BABY. With Antonio Banderas. In Spanish with English subtitles.


ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE
1999, Sony Pictures Classics, 101 min, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

The night a car ran over her son Esteban (Eloy Azorín), Manuela (Cecilia Roth) read the last lines written in a notebook that he always kept by his side; they were about the father he had never met. In memory of her son, Manuela leaves Madrid and goes to Barcelona in search of his father. She will have to tell him that, when she abandoned him 18 years earlier, she was pregnant, they had a son, and he has just died. She must also tell him that she named their son Esteban, like his biological father, before he changed his name to Lola (Toni Cantó). The search for a man with that name cannot be simple - and indeed it isn’t. Penélope Cruz costars in this Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar winner.


Both films in Spanish with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jan 10, 2020 • 7:30pm

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