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New Meetup: New Almodovar Movie Broken Embraces on Christmas Day!

From: Nicolas
Sent on: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Washington DC Spanish Fan?ticos!

What: New Almodovar Movie Broken Embraces on Christmas Day!

When: December 25,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
Landmark's E-Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
[masked]

We will be meeting this Friday December 25th at 6:30pm at the main lobby of E Street Cinema in Downtown Metro Center. We will all go in (downstairs to the movie room) at 6:45pm to find seats. Movie is scheduled to start at 7:00pm. I recommend to buy your tickets online ahead of time to make sure we all get a seat. biggrin

We may go out after the movie for a drink/appetizer. If you would like to recommend a place to meet after the movie please do so. It could be in Metro Center or Chinatown. We could comment about the movie all in Spanish!

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WATCH the Trailer!

or read synopsis...

As described by Moviefone:

A follow-up to Spanish enfant terrible Pedro Almod?var's 2006 arthouse sensation Volver, Los Abrazos Rotos finds the filmmaker re-teaming with actress Pen?lope Cruz and working on a canvas much broader than those of his previous outings, in terms of genres covered, narrative scope, and duration. Llu?s Homar stars as the former Mateo Blanco, a screenwriter and ex-director who changed his name to Harry Caine after losing his sight in an automobile accident. A past scandal suddenly resurfaces when the news arrives that the producer of one of Harry's old movies ("Girls and Suitcases"), a corrupt stockbroker named Ernesto Martel (Jos? Luis G?mez), has died. For mysterious reasons, this makes Harry's ex-production manager Judit (Blanca Portillo) nervous; then Ernesto's son, Ray X (Rub?n Ochandiano), turns up and asks Harry to help him write a vindictive script to get back at his vile father. The film subsequently flashes back to the early '90s, when Martel became involved with his secretary, Lena (Cruz), but Mateo also began to develop feelings for her, and auditioned her for "Girls and Suitcases." In response to Mateo's interest in Lena (and her burgeoning interest in him), the jealous Martel commissioned Ray to make a documentary about the making of "Girls and Suitcases" as an excuse to spy on the director and star. This enabled him to watch Mateo spiriting off with Lena right under his nose, and set the stage for the wily producer's elaborate revenge against Mateo. As this synopsis suggests, Almod?var uses a tricky structure laden with flashbacks to both comment on and explain the events of the present; he also interweaves a noirish sensibility throughout the picture that marks something of a first for this director. - Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/spanish-washington-dc/calendar/12140027/

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