Reel Deal Goes to the Movies: “Talk to Her” at the Detroit Film Theater (Friday, January 10)January 2, 2014 7 Comments
What is the nature of love?
Dr. Bruce Russell led a discussion of Pedro Almodovar’s classic “Talk to Her” on Friday, January 10 for an appreciative group of cinephiles.
” Talk to Her” is the story of two men who find friendship, love and self-discovery while caring for two comatose women( a ballerina and a bullfighter). Funny, poignant, colorful and musically wonderful, this is a film that grows better with each viewing and enhanced by opportunities to discuss and share impressions and ideas.
Dr. Russell brought a brief paper which he passed out to those present in the Crystal Gallery, raising some of the intriguing questions and challenging the group to ponder the moral aspects of Beningo. A number of the participants had not yet seen the film, creating an interesting challenge for Dr. Russell who found creative ways to address pivotal questions without “spoiling”
The music, cinematography and mise en scene employed by Almodovar creates a unique world that he uses to immerse his characters and his audience, so that our experience is pondered AND felt.
If you were unable to attend, please join the discussion anyway.
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