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Movie Love: Almodóvar and His Inspirations

While his films are noted for their strong critique of contemporary Spanish culture and ideology, Pedro Almodóvar wears his cinematic influences on his sleeve. A true cinéphile, he is constantly reworking characters and conventions from the Golden Age of Hollywood. His latest film, Bad Education, is no exception, drawing from the work of masters of suspense such as Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder to create something wholly original. This program explores a sampling of those influences in a collection of double features that pairs some of Almodóvar’s greatest works with their respective cinematic forebears.

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