Pedro & Antonio: LAW OF DESIRE (in 35mm)
October 19 only
Brought to you by RoxCine in anticipation of our run of Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN & GLORY, starring Antonio Banderas, on November 22.
Pedro and Antonio’s international breakout film is a lush, overblown, steamy, tragic-comic murder thriller set in Madrid. It involves a porn director (Eusebio Poncela); his transsexual sister and onetime brother (the wonderful Carmen Maura), whom he casts as the lead in his stage production of Cocteau’s The Human Voice; a devout little girl (Manuela Velasco), whom the sister takes over from her lesbian ex-lover (Bibi Andersen) as her own; the director’s working-class lover (Miguel Molina); and the lover’s neurotic replacement (Antonio Banderas), who causes all the trouble. One of Almodóvar’s most iconic “queer” narratives and a life-affirming joy.
“Almodovar gets away with piling on the most flabbergasting plot developments and baldest coincidences because each development steadfastly reveals so many ruefully amusing truths about human nature.” – LA Times.
A film by Pedro Almodóvar. 1987, 102m, 35mm, Spain. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Also playing on Saturday, 10/19
Passes to see LABYRINTH OF PASSION at 6:45p and LAW OF DESIRE at 9pm for $17 are available at the Box Office.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
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