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September 17, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM | Chazen Auditorium
Spain, 2013, 35mm, 90 min., Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva
Having secured his reputation as a master dramatist, Almodóvar returned to his campy roots with this effervescent farce. On a transatlantic flight with a uniquely cabaret vibe, a crew of flamboyant flight attendants cater to a cabin full of newlyweds, criminals, and one virgin psychic harboring a major premonition. Buoyant with synchronized dance routines, mescaline-laced cocktails, and frequent detours into the mile-high club, this giddy comic delight was curiously overlooked upon its initial release. Don’t pass it up.
For our Fall Sunday afternoon series at the Chazen Museum of Art, we will screen the beautiful and influential work of contemporary Spanish cinema’s best-known filmmaker, Pedro Almodóvar. A veritable industry onto himself, Almodóvar, as a writer, producer and director, has carved out a substantial slice of the international moviegoing audience for his classically told tales of offbeat lives and offbeat love. Almodóvar is an artist who does not hide his cinematic influences but every aspect of his work – from production design to storytelling techniques - always feels decidedly personal.
Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen, a collaboration between Cinematheque and the Chazen Museum of Art, presents archival and feature films curated by Cinematheque director Jim Healy. Screenings are free and begin at 2 p.m. There will be no admittance to the Auditorium after the film has started.