Broken Embraces

Directed by: Pedro Almodovar

Screening - Friday, October 14, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
Screening - Saturday, October 15, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

2009 | Spain | 127 minutes | Rated R

A blind writer, Harry Caine, is revisited by a scandal from 14 years prior, when he was still known as Mateo Blanco. Almodovar's Broken Embraces, jumping from past to present, unravels the mystery of Harry Caine's life, telling a story of love, deception, and loss. 

"The writer-director is up to his old tricks, creating an onion of an experience - a movie within a movie within a movie, irony in each layer, poignancy that stings and whimsy that bites." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times 

"Broken Embraces is a passionate, perfumed love letter to cinema. Almodovar's latest movie is positively drunk in its desire for handsome actors and beautiful actresses, gorgeously art-directed sets, suspense, comedy, ironic flashbacks, tragic romance." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune 

Nominated, Palme d'Or, Cannes, 2009, and Golden Globes, 2010

Events in Focus



Screening - Friday, October 3, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development