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Pain and Glory

Dolor y gloria

2019, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 113 min.
With Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 27th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 27th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 28th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 28th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 29th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Dec 30th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jan 2nd 6:00pm

“Beautiful and deeply personal…as visually stunning as it is emotionally effective.”—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“A work that is both one of the best movies of the year and sure to be considered one of the high-water marks of Almodóvar’s entire career.”—Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic

With introspection and humor, Oscar-winner Almodóvar (TALK TO HER) invites comparisons with Fellini’s 8½ in this poignantly potent memory-laced tale of artistically depleted film director Salva (Banderas) looking back on a life marked by early promise and thwarted desires. Lively images of Salva’s winsome, madonna-like mother (Cruz) thread through reveries that alternate childhood wonder with erotic awakening. Almodóvar’s central theme of addiction encompasses not only the varied substances with which his fictional stand-in eases his physical and emotional pain, but the lingering obsession with a long-lost love, who comes back into his life from Argentina just as he faces a retrospective of his films with trepidation. Banderas, winner of Best Actor at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, comes full circle in his work with Almodóvar, portraying the alter-ego of the director who made him a star with early films including LABYRINTH OF PASSION and LAW OF DESIRE. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either PAIN & GLORY or LAW OF DESIRE, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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