March 17 and April 21
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us for this new foreign film series.
March 17 - The Nightingale (Chinese with English subtitles)
To keep his promise to his wife, Zhigen returns to his native village to release his pet bird, a unique companion in his older years.
April 21 - Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (Spanish with English subtitles)
The tiny apartment of pregnant actress Carmen Maura is the "Grand Central Station" set piece for this dizzying tale. Distraught over her recent breakup with her lover, Carmen prepares to overdose on sleeping pills, which she blends into a gazpacho so they'll go down easier. She is diverted from her suicide by her best friend Maria Barranco, a fugitive from justice (her boyfriend is a Shi'Ite terrorist) who needs a place to stay. Later, when Carmen's apartment is empty, her ex-lover's grown son (Antonio Banderas) comes to the apartment with his fiance (Rossy de Palma) in answer to Carmen's "room to let" newspaper ad. The wife inadvertently ingests Carmen's "pill sauce," and as she blissfully snoozes, the husband inaugurates an affair with Carmen's friend Barranco.