Almodóvar En Total: Talk To Her

8/19/2017, 8/21/2017

Talk to Her opens with choreographer Pina Bausch’s quietly stirring dance theater piece Café Müller. Two female dancers (including the choreographer herself), seemingly in their sleep, move unpredictably on a dance floor filled with random chairs and tables. A male dancer feverishly removes each obstacle along their paths to keep the women from getting hurt. A man sobs in the audience. This affecting opening sets the stage for a film about two men in love with two women in comas. One man commits a crime and both are left in despair in a story that is touching, sympathetic, and unnerving. Almodóvar won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Saturday screenings will have an extended introduction by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz, Ph.D.
Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder and author of the book, Pedro Almodovar.