You won't believe the number of special screenings and movie-related events in Austin this week, so let's just jump right into the list:
- The Pedro Almodovar retrospective Viva Pedro finally hits Austin this week, at last, at the Arbor for a two-week run. Friday through Monday, you can catch Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and All About My Mother. Tuesday through Thursday, the theater is showing Talk to Her and The Flower of My Secret. The ones I'm looking forward to most are next Friday through Monday: Matador and Law of Desire, both of which feature a young Antonio Banderas. It's practically a whole film festival.
- On Saturday night, you can enjoy a great movie with some special guests ... all for free. Movies in the Park is screening Rock 'n' Roll High School at Waterloo Park at dusk, and actress P.J. Soles will be there too. Also, The Mullens will perform before the movie.