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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodóvar
Although Pedro Almodóvar’s 1999 film altnerately presents itself as weighty melodrama and self-conscious parody, this does not diminish its moving depiction of the difficult and complex lives of each complicated character. The complexity of the film is perhaps best summarized by its tagline: “Part of every woman is a mother, actress, saint, sinner. And part of every man is a woman.”
Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance. We will also address the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class as well as the different ways that film has represented sexuality across cultures, schools of cinema, film technologies, and history.
These screenings are part of the DLCL Film Series DLCL 152A/354A, which undergraduates and undergraduates can take for one unit C/NC. All screenings are free and open to the public and audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussions following the films. Please be aware that some films may include graphic or disturbing content: viewers are therefore advised to familiarize themselves with the films' content before viewing. May be repeated for credit.