GET REEL: Film Series: All About My Mother
A nurse overseeing organ transplants in Madrid, single mother Manuela(Cecilia Roth) sees her son Esteban get killed by a passing car as he attempts to obtain an autograph from a famous actress(Marisa Paredes). After donating Esteban’s heart to a patient, Manuela sets off for Barcelona in search of his father, who is living as a trans woman named Lola(Toni Cantó). Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, this film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
USA. 1999. English. 101 min. Color. R. Sony Pictures Classics.
About GET REEL: This summer, Bryan Rindfuss curates four films in which appearance and gender identity play defining roles. Rindfuss is a photographer, writer, and editor who began working with the San Antonio Current in 2009. In 2015, he was named Editor-in-Chief of Out In SA, an LGBTQ+ lifestyle publication under the umbrella of Euclid Media. Rindfuss’ photographs have appeared in publications such as Nylon, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, The London Independent, and The Washington Post.