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Strange Way of Life

October 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Continues Oct 25-26 at 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 4:45pm, 6:45pm, 8:45pm (no screenings Monday & Tuesday)

Showing in the CCA Studio

Two English-language short films by Pedro AlmodóvarSTRANGE WAY OF LIFE starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke, and THE HUMAN VOICE starring Tilda Swinton – PLUS a filmed interview with director Pedro Almodóvar about the two films (1 hr. 21 minute program).


A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who rides out to meet him, worked together as hired gunmen. Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his “friend” from his youth, and they do indeed “celebrate” their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their old friendship, BUT….

Director/Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Ethan Hawke, Manu Ríos
Run time: 31 min.
Film: Short, Drama, Western
Language: English


Released during the pandemic, this is a chance to see Pedro Almodóvar’s first English language short on the big screen, starring Tilda Swinton.

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up, but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him. Two living beings facing abandonment.

Almodovar’s adapted Jean Cocteau’s one-act play into a film, but because it was released during Covid, it was barely seen. Watch the trailer here.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, Jean Cocteau
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Agustín Almodóvar, Miguel Almodóvar
Run time: 30 min.
Film: Short, Drama
Language: English
Rating: R


Famed Spanish director discusses the making of these two short films.

Run time: 20 minutes


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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