Don’t miss the film Pedro Almodóvar calls “An absolute modern classic” and TimeOut praises as “deeply eccentric, brooding and mysterious” and “a hallucinatory, claustrophobic examination of the secret potency of film itself”
Brand-new 4K restoration of Iván Zulueta’s 1979 feature ARREBATO, a dimension-shattering blend of heroin, sex, and Super-8 is the final word on cinemania. This towering feat of counterculture was the final film from Zulueta (ONE, TWO, THREE, ENGLISH HIDE‑AND‑SEEK), Spanish cult filmmaker and movie poster designer.
Never before released theatrically in the U.S.A, Altered Innocence is thrilled to bring Zulueta’s vision, and Pedro Almodóvar’s favorite horror film, to a wider audience for the first time this fall.
Synopsis: Horror movie director José is adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: a sudden reappearance from an ex-girlfriend and a package from past acquaintance Pedro: a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape, and a door key. From there, the boundaries of time, space, and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s vampiric orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
Anthology Film Archives (NYC, NY) — 10/1-7
Nuart (L.A., CA) — 10/8-14
Austin Film Society (Austin, TX) — 10/8-10
Lightbox Film Center (Philadelphia, PA) — 10/9
Cleveland Cinematheque (Cleveland, OH) — 10/14-15
Beacon Cinema (Seattle, WA) — 10/15-17
Belcourt Theatre (Nashville, TN) — 10/16
Apohadion Theater (Portland, ME) — 10/16
Roxie Theater (San Francisco, CA) — 10/18
Stray Cat Theater (Kansas City, MO) — 10/22
Brattle Theater (Boston, MA) — 11/19-21
Starring: Eusebio Poncela (LAW OF DESIRE), Cecilia Roth (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER), Will More (THE HIT)
Specs: 115 Minutes, 1979, In Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Spain, 1.66:1