Pain & Glory

Pain & Glory

6:30pm - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (a career-best performance from Golden Globe-nominee Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. With Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth.

"Pedro Almodóvar's sublime 'Pain and Glory', a story of memory and creation, youth and its loss, circles around the idea of art as self-creation." (NYTimes)

"Career-best work from Antonio Banderas." (Empire Magazine)

"Almodóvar shows us that, even after nearly two dozen features over several decades, he can still hold an audience in his hand - and surprise it." (Seattle Times)

Tuesday, January 14
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $13 | $13 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

PAIN AND GLORY "Dolor y gloria" (Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 / PG / 114 mins / In Spanish w/ English subs) Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

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