Pedro Almodóvar's new movie, THE SKIN I LIVE IN, opens at the Alamo South Lamar on November 11th. We consider this most exciting news. Even more exciting? It gives a great reason to say "Viva Pedro" and celebrate the work of one of our favorite Spanish filmmakers with a mini-retrospective of his work in the weeks leading up to the release of his latest, and to have Executive Chef John Bullington and our new Beverage Director Bill Norris cook up mouth-watering, Spanish-inspired menu specials that will be available exclusively at screenings of THE SKIN I LIVE IN during its first two weeks.
First, just to get you warmed up and reaquainted with Pedro, we're screening two of our favorite Almodóvar movies at South Lamar: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN will screen each night from 10/31 to 11/3, followed by BAD EDUCATION the following week (11/7 - 11/10). Best part? You can attend any of these screenings for FREE! All you have to do is purchase an advance ticket to an opening weekend show of THE SKIN I LIVE IN and show it at the box office.
Next up, check out the Spanish-inspired food and wine specials for THE SKIN I LIVE IN created by John and Bill:
Oyster Mushrooms Roasted with Spanish Chorizo
Crispy Calamari with Romesco Sauce
Serrano Ham and chicken Fritters
Tomato, Leek, Almonds and Manchego in Sherry Vinegar with Herbs
'09 Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco, Rudeo: This blend of Verdejo and Viura is a great introduction to crisp, refreshing Spanish white wine.
'09 Juan Gil Monastrell, Jumilla: 12 months in French Oak give depth and back bone to this classic Spanish red, made from 100% Monastrell.
A Taste of Spanish Vino: A flight of all three.
About THE SKIN I LIVE IN:
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate in his own laboratory, a skin that is sensitive to caresses, but a real shield against all the aggressions, both external and internal, to which our largest organ is submitted. To obtain it, he has used the possibilities provided by cellular therapy.
In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a human guinea pig, an accomplice and no scruples. Scruples were never a problem, they weren’t part of his character. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig...
Over the course of each year, dozens of young people of both sexes disappear from their homes, in many cases of their own will. One of those young people will end up sharing the splendid mansion, El Cigarral, with Robert and Marilia, and will be doing so unwillingly.
THE SKIN I LIVE IN opens Nov 11 at Alamo South Lamar - BUY TICKETS