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Almodóvar En Total

Overview

Join the Denver Film Society for a complete 20-film retrospective in August. Almodóvar’s signature style blends camp, irreverent humor, pop culture, fluid gender and sexuality, post-Franco political angst, vibrant colors and scenery and has stimulated art-house audiences for decades.

Almodóvar En Total is presented by DFS and organized by Keith Garcia, former DFS Programming Manager turned filmmaker and contributing writer for Westword. Special presentations throughout the series will be hosted by the Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, and author of “Pedro Almodóvar,” Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

The series kicks off August 1 with the director’s first-and rarely screened film, Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) and the whole series will explore four distinct phases in the director’s career:

Pedro Finds His Voice (week one)
Almodóvar’s Sexy Stride (week two)
Pedro Remembers (week three) and
Neo-Modovar (week 4), including his latest film Julieta

Individual screening tickets go on sale July 1.
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Films in Program...

Almodóvar En Total Pass

Almodóvar En Total Pass

Join the Denver Film Society for a complete 20-film retrospective in August. Almodóvar’s signature style blends camp, irreverent humor, pop culture reference, vibrant colors and scenery and has stimulated art-house audiences for years.

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Almodóvar En Total: Pepi, Luci, Bom

Almodóvar En Total: Pepi, Luci, Bom

Tuesday, August 1st, 7:00pm. Monday August 7th, 2:00pm Twenty-something Pepi’s plan to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder is thwarted when a corrupt cop rapes her during a marijuana raid.

1980 82 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Labyrinth of Passion

Almodóvar En Total: Labyrinth of Passion

Thursday, August 3rd, 7:00pm. Monday, August 7th, 4:30pm A colorful cast of characters lights up this hilarious tale overflowing with cheesy dramatic irony.

1982 100 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Dark Habits

Almodóvar En Total: Dark Habits

Sunday, August 6th, 2:00pm. Tuesday, August 8th, 4:30pm Following her lover’s fatal drug overdose, Yolanda (Cristina S. Pascual), a bolero singer and drug addict, seeks refuge in the Convent of Humble Redeemers, an enclosure dedicated to the rescue of wayward women with a past in drugs, pros

1983 114 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Almodóvar En Total: What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Saturday, August 5th, 9:30pm. Sunday, August 6th, 4:30pm Overworked cleaning lady Gloria (Carmen Maura) takes multiple jobs to make ends meet.

1984 101 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Matador

Almodóvar En Total: Matador

Saturday, August 5th, 4:30pm. Tuesday, August 8th, 7:00pm Diego (Nacho Martínez) is a former star bullfighter forced into early retirement after being gored by a bull.

1986 110 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Law of Desire

Almodóvar En Total: Law of Desire

Friday, August 4th, 7:00pm. Sunday, August 6th, 7:00pm A love triangle is bound to turn deadly! Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) loves Juan (Miguel Molina) but Juan is lukewarm about the relationship.

1987 102 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Women On the Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Almodóvar En Total: Women On the Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Saturday, August 5th, 7:00pm. Monday, August 7th, 7:00pm Television actress Pepa (Carmen Maura) is desperate because her boyfriend Iván (Fernando Guillén), who dumped her via answering machine message, is about to fly to Stockholm with a new girlfriend.

1988 88 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: High Heels

Almodóvar En Total: High Heels

Saturday, August 12th, 4:30pm. Monday, August 14th, 4:30pm Mother Becky (Marisa Paredes) and daughter Rebecca (Victoria Abril) meet again when Becky returns to Madrid after a decade and a half spent in Mexico.

1991 112 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Almodóvar En Total: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Saturday, August 12th, 7:00pm. Monday, August 14th, 7:00pm Actress, former porn star, and drug addict Marina (Victoria Abril) has just finished shooting a horror film.

1990 111 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Kika

Almodóvar En Total: Kika

Saturday, August 12th, 9:30pm. Sunday, August 13th, 4:30pm Makeup artist Kika (Veronica Forqué) is hired to dress up the corpse of Ramón, but he unexpectedly bounces back to life.

1993 114 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Live Flesh

Almodóvar En Total: Live Flesh

Sunday, August 13th, 7:00pm. Tuesday, August 15th, 7:00pm Christmas, 1970, during the Franco era. A prostitute (Penelope Cruz) gives birth to a baby boy on a public bus in a dramatic opening.

1997 103 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: The Flower of My Secret

Almodóvar En Total: The Flower of My Secret

Friday, August 18th, 7:00pm. Sunday, August 20th, 4:30pm Signaling a shift in direction, this Almodóvar picture takes on a more tame, emotional tone.

1995 103 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: All About My Mother

Almodóvar En Total: All About My Mother

Saturday, August 19th, 4:30pm. Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:00pm. Presented on 35mm film! Manuela (Cecilia Roth) works in a Madrid hospital, where she persuades bereaved family members to donate the organs of their deceased loved ones.

1999 101 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Talk To Her

Almodóvar En Total: Talk To Her

Saturday, August 19th, 7:00pm. Monday, August 21st, 7:00pm. Presented on 35mm film! Talk to Her opens with choreographer Pina Bausch’s quietly stirring dance theater piece Café Müller.

2002 112 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Bad Education

Almodóvar En Total: Bad Education

Sunday, August 20th, 7:00pm. Monday, August 21st, 4:30pm Enrique (Fele Martínez) is a young, talented film director. Actor Ignacio (Gael García Bernal) turns up in his office to look for work and identifies himself as a childhood friend.

2004 106 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Volver

Almodóvar En Total: Volver

Friday, August 25th, 7:00pm. Tuesday, August, 29th, 7:00pm. Presented on 35mm film! Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Sole (Lola Dueñas) are sisters in a working-class neighborhood south of Madrid whose parents died a few years prior in a tragic fire.

2006 121 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Broken Embraces

Almodóvar En Total: Broken Embraces

Saturday, August 26th, 4:00pm. Monday, August 28th, 6:45pm The news of the death of powerful Madrilenian businessman Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez) forces Harry Caine (Lluís Homar), a blind man who was once a film writer/director, to confront his tragic past.

2009 127 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: The Skin I Live In

Almodóvar En Total: The Skin I Live In

Saturday, August 26th, 7:00pm. Sunday, August 27th, 4:00pm. Presented on 35mm film! Robert Legard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, turns his mysterious mansion into an underground operating room where he unscrupulously seeks to create a skin that could have saved his deceased

2011 120 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: I'm So Excited

Almodóvar En Total: I'm So Excited

Saturday, August 26th, 9:45pm. Monday, August 28th, 2:00pm Something has gone wrong with the landing gear of a plane en route from Madrid to Mexico City.

2013 90 Min
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Almodóvar En Total: Julieta

Almodóvar En Total: Julieta

Sunday, August 27th, 7:00pm. Monday, August 28th, 4:15pm Almodóvar’s latest film is inspired by a trio of short stories from Canadian writer Alice Munroe’s Runaway.

2016 96 Min
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