Join us for an evening of good cinema, fun and camaraderie. In collaboration with ONE ART SPACE Gallery, we start a retrospective of Pedro Amodovar’s filmography, one of the most important directors from Spain. Almodóvar achieved international recognition for his black comedy-drama film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Almodóvar often casts certain actors to discover and starts their career with him, Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Rossy de Palma, Penélope Cruz.
The movie: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Spanish: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) is a 1988 Spanish black comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. The film brought Almodóvar to widespread international attention: it was nominated for the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
When: Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Where: Easy Español (See map)
Cost: $5 per person online. ( $10 at event, if space is available.) Click here to pay.
Space is limited. Please pay advance online to reserve your spot.
5:30 pm: Get together to meet like minded amigos
6:00 pm: A brief intro to the movie – Movie starts.
7:40 pm: Movie ends. Stay and meet others and practice your Spanish!
8:00 pm: Event officially ends.
Though the kinky characters and aberrant social behavior common to the works of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar are very evident in his Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the film is at heart a door-slamming farce in the grand tradition. The tiny apartment of pregnant actress Carmen Maura is the “Grand Central Station” setpiece for this dizzying tale. Distraught over her recent breakup with her lover, Carmen prepares to overdose on sleeping pills, which she blends into a gazpacho so they’ll go down easier. She is diverted from her suicide by her best friend Maria Barranco, a fugitive from justice (her boy friend) who needs a place to stay. Later, when Carmen’s apartment is empty, her ex-lover’s grown son (Antonio Banderas) comes to the apartment with his fiance (Rossy de Palma) in answer to Carmen’s “room to let” newspaper ad. The wife inadvertently ingests Carmen’s “pill sauce,” and as she blissfully snoozes, the husband inaugurates an affair with Carmen’s friend Barranco.
All our movie events are with our own projector, large screen & sound system.
Next movie in the cycle: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990, Atame), we’ll be posting the date soon.