About Pain and Glory
This latest film from Pedro Almodóvar tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the ’60s when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the ’80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense; writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; the early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Also stars Penelope Cruz.
About Show & Tell
Professional film enthusiast Paul Goodwin puts the “talk” in talkies, encouraging audiences to speak their minds and hear all about the movies, their backgrounds, and even trivia and the latest gossip about the stars. Free to the public after the end credits roll. Complimentary coffee, courtesy of Carpe Diem!
About Paul Goodwin
Paul Goodwin, who whiles away his daytime hours writing a newsletter about investing in Chinese stocks, has been leading film discussions at The Music Hall for more than 20 years. Paul has been a film nut since…well, since forever. He taught film reviewing at UNH, wrote reviews for a defunct art weekly and had a radio film reviewing show for years. These days, except for an occasional trip to the MallPlex 35, he gets his film nourishment from the rich offerings at The Music Hall, where you can’t beat the combination of great movies and free coffee and popcorn for discussions!