When Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar was 8 years old, his parents sent him to a Catholic boarding school in a remote part of the county in the hopes he would become a priest. Instead, little Pedro grew up to be an openly gay film director whose characters — such as a lesbian drug addict mother superior, fetish-crazed pop star named Sexilia, and pre-op transsexual woman who impregnates a nun — have left their indelible mark on our fabulously twisted countercultural minds. Said Almodóvar about his time in the seminary, where he would frequently escape to the nearby movie theater: “Cinema became my real education, much more than the one I received from the priest.” On Thursday, catch a... More >>>