Spanish Films this summer at the Tower Theater.
The motive (El autor). Until May 17th
Alvaro dreams of becoming a great writer, but he lacks the talent and imagination to do so. Guided by his writing teacher, Juan, Alvaro discovers that truly great fiction is drawn from reality and so embarks on a mission to create his own story. By manipulating his friends and neighbors, Alvaro gets his plot, but will his true story have a happy ending…? Starring Javier Gutierrez, this thrilling dark comedy was nominated for 9 Goya Awards including Best Picture.
Summer 1993. June 15th – 21st
Six-year-old Frida is sent from Barcelona to her aunt and uncle’s home in the Catalán countryside. Frida has lost both her parents, and though her new family is welcoming, her new surroundings overturn her inchoate understanding of the world. In its steady accumulation of precise, evocative moments—a child’s upturned face lit by fireworks; two girls sharing a bath and learning to hold their breath—Summer 1993 renders a time of tumultuous transition with grace and wonder. Spain’s Official Submission to the 2018 Oscars.