Puro Chingon Social Club and Free & Queer Cinema present: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
Puro Chingon Social Club + Free & Queer Cinema present:
All About My Mother Interactive Movie Screening and Trivia
Tue, May 21, 2013
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Trivia: 9:10 pm
North Door Main Stage
Free Entrance/Prop Bags
Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on her own and has come to emotionally depend on him. One night, Manuela and Esteban take in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire; after the show, Esteban is struck and killed by a passing motorist as he dashes into the street to get an autograph from Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), who played Blanche. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of finding her ex-husband (and Esteban's father), who is now working as a female impersonator. Manuela becomes reacquainted with old friend La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), a transsexual, and is introduced to Sister Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a good-hearted nun who has to contend with her considerably more cynical mother (Rosa María Sardà). While looking for work, Manuela becomes acquainted with Huma Rojo. Huma, on the other hand, has troubles of her own, most involving her drug-addicted significant other, Nina (Candela Peña). Displaying Almodóvar's trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/All About My Mother received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
R, 1 hr. 41 min.
Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar
Written By: Pedro Almodóvar
FREE Props, goodies, and prizes
Puro Chingon Social Club:
The Puro Chingon Social Club is a monthly Latino-themed program presented by the the Puro Chingon Collective at the North Door in Austin, Texas. For previous programs, the Puro Chingon Collective created interactive film viewings of movies such as Mi Vida Loca, Selena, and Y Tu Mama Tambien. Audience members receive props that coincide with key scenes in the film, allowing viewers to augment their experience in a whimsical fashion reminiscent of the Rocky Horror Show.
Free and Queer:
Monthly free queer films courtesy of Beth Schindler. Past movies included Just One of the Guys, Welcome to the Dollhouse, and Top Gun.