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Law of Desire

Opened Monday, December 9

Post-film discussion with Carmelita Tropicana!

Sex. Desire. Obsession. While those are all givens in an Almodóvar movie, Law of Desire is a special kind of absurdist romance that made Pauline Kael write, “Almodóvar’s tone is not like anyone else’s… It doesn’t disguise its narcissism; it turns it into bright-colored tragicomedy.” Porn director Pablo has a steamy one-night stand with a young fan, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). But while Pablo is still in-love with his ex, Antonio falls into an obsession. Meanwhile, his transsexual sister, Tina (Carmen Maura), struggles with her own misogyny. Join us for what’s sure to be a festive, glamorous evening, presented by performance artist and downtown legend, Carmelita Tropicana!

  • Country Spain
  • Rating NC-17
  • Year 1987
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Director Pedro Almodovar