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Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom 18

Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 1980, 82m.

This film was proposed by our member Juan Antonio Gonzalez Gomez, who writes: "I would love to see on the big screen one of the early Almodovar’s film: ‘Pepi, Lucy, Bon y otras chicas del montón’, ‘Dark Habits’ or ‘Labyrinth of Passions"

Madrid’s nascent punk and gay underground provides the fertile setting of Almodóvar’s debut feature, a manic slice of screw-you life that could outshock even early John Waters with its transgressive energy. Swearing vengeance on a rapist cop, “modern girl” Carmen Maura (beginning a collaboration with Almodóvar that would last decades) joins forces with a lesbian punk singer (notorious Mexican-Spanish performer Alaska) and a repressed housewife (Eva Siva). A counterculture Movida Madrileña tour across a post-Franco Spain of penis beauty pageants, golden showers, and punk shows, Pepi also showcases the female camaraderie and resilience that would become Almodóvar’s constant theme.

- Jason Sanders, BAMPFA

Please note, the screening on Thursday 18 July is linked with our vermouth tasting event, but there are a few additional tickets available for purchase, if you would like to attend the screening only.

The screening on Monday 22 July is our Free Members' Screening. Booking for this will open on Wednesday 17 July at 13:00, and tickets are restricted to 1 per member.

Please arrive promptly - we do not show adverts.

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