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Pedro Almodovar Cycle at Out in The Tropics!

PEDRO ALMODOVAR CYCLE

(In Spanish with English Subtitles)

Thursdays 17, 24 and 31 of May at 7pm

At CCEM. Free Admission

-          Thursday 17: La mala educación

Director and Writer: Pedro Almodóvar

Stars: Gael García BernalFele Martínez and Javier Cámara 

In the early 60s, two boys - Ignacio and Enrique - discover love, movies and fear in a Christian school. Father Manolo, the school principal and Literature teacher, both witnesses and takes part in these discoveries. The three characters come against one another twice again, in the late 70s and in 1980. These meetings are set to change the life and death of some of them.

Dos niños, Ignacio y Enrique, conocen el amor, el cine y el miedo en un colegio religioso a principios de los años 60. El Padre Manolo (Daniel Giménez Cacho), director del centro y profesor de literatura, es testigo y parte de esos descubrimientos. Los tres vuelven a verse entre finales de los 70 y principios de los 80, y ese reencuentro marcará sus vidas. Ignacio, que ahora se llama Ángel (García Bernal), es un travestido que aspira a ser actor. Por su parte, Enrique (Fele Martínez) se ha convertido en un reputado director de cine. Juntos  recordarán los oscuros años vividos en la escuela.

-          Thursday 24: La ley del deseo

Director and Writer: Pedro Almodóvar

Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura y Antonio Banderas

Pablo and Tina have complicated sexual lives. Pablo writes and directs plays and films; he's gay and deeply in love with Juan, a young man who won't reply to Pablo's affection or letters. Pablo's sibling Tina is a transsexual, angry at men, raising Ada, and trying to make it as an actress. Pablo takes up with Antonio, a youth who becomes jealous of Pablo's love for Juan. Antonio seeks out Juan, and violence leads to Pablo's grief and a temporary loss of memory. When memory returns, he learns that Antonio has taken up with Tina. In horror, he hurries to Tina's rescue and must face Antonio and his desire.

Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) y Tina (Carmen Maura) son dos hermanos marcados para siempre porque Tina, hace 20 años, era Tino, un hombre. Pablo, que malvive enamorado de Juan (Miguel Molina), conoce a Antonio (Antonio Banderas) y entonces su vida se complicará aún más. 

-          Thursday 31: Todo sobre mi madre

Director and Writer: Pedro Almodóvar

Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes y Candela Peña

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress's autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad's father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child. First she finds her friend, Agrado, a wild yet caring transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, but instead finds out she is pregnant by Lola. Manuela becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo, the actress her son admired, by helping Huma manage Nina, the co-star and Huma's lover. However, Agrado soon takes over when Manuela must care for Hermana Rosa's risky pregnancy. With echos of Lorca, "All About Eve," and "Streetcar Named Desire," the mothers (and fathers and actors) live out grief, love, and friendship. 

Madrid.

Manuela, una madre soltera, ve cómo su hijo muere el día en que cumple 17 años, por correr para conseguir el autógrafo de su actriz favorita. Decide entonces viajar a Barcelona en busca del padre de su hijo, un travestido llamado Lola, que ignoraba que tenía un hijo. Encuentra también a su amigo Agrado, otro travesti, y a través de él conoce a Rosa, una monja española y, por pura casualidad, Manuela termina convirtiéndose en la asistente de Huma Rojo, la actriz que admiraba su hijo.