BUTLER RACE, GENDER & SEXUALITIES STUDIES SERIES: 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN'

Dumped by her lover Iván, soap actress Pepa needs to track him down to deliver an important message. But her life is soon invaded by a series of distractions: Pepa’s friend Candela might have got involved in a terrorist plot, while Iván’s son, who is flat-hunting, ends up visiting Pepa’s apartment.

  • Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Rossy de Palma
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • English
  • 88 minutes
  • R
  • Join Dr. Terri Carney as we examine the work of Spain's prolific filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. We will view as many as twelve of his twenty-two films at Kan-Kan Cinema.

    Almodovar's films are works of art: they burst with color and stun with their precise compositions. His plotlines are labyrinths replete with coincidences and hilarious secondary characters. We will explore many of the cinematic techniques and themes that have come to define his style, which include miscommunications, liminal spaces, mise en scene, marginal characters, urban/rural divide, metafiction, nationalisms, gender, and sexual liberation.

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An arthouse cinema. A European-inspired restaurant. A neighborhood gathering place. A home for film-lovers, food-lovers and community-seekers, in Windsor Park, just northeast of downtown Indianapolis.