Downtown Springfield Association
The Essentials: All About My Mother (1999)

The Essentials: All About My Mother (1999)

June, 12 2022 | 3:00 pm

305 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65806


As Part of The Films Of Pedro Almodóvar: A Mini Retrospective, Moxie Cinema presents All About My Mother (1999). This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy’s long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, at the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, All About My Mother is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion.

Starring: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Penelope Cruz
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Genre: Drama

This series is Free for Members.