Biutiful

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Date: January 14 at 7:30pm
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Description: As part of its Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series, the American Cinematheque presents a screening of this Spanish production, starring Javier Bardem as Uxbal, a “dour man but a devoted husband and father who, thanks to his ability to read the minds of the recently deceased, ekes out a living in Barcelona.” Reaction at festival screenings (Cannes, Telluride, Toronto) was not overwhelming, but Badem earned good notices. The genre element is small, so don’t expect to see a scary movie about someone who sees dead people.

Expect a limited theatrical release for the film on January 28.