Lots of Kids, a Monkey, and a Castle
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Presented by the Instituto Cervantes
Spain. Dir. Gustavo Salmerón, 2017, 90 mins. Digital projection. With Julita Salmeron and Gustavo Salmerón. In Spanish with English subtitles. The curious title refers to the three things actor-turned-director Gustavo Salmerón’s wonderfully one-of-a-kind mother Julita always wanted. Incredibly, she got them all, raising six kids, adopting a monkey, and eventually purchasing her very own castle thanks to a tidy inheritance. This charming family portrait is an affectionate, often hilarious tribute to a larger-than-life woman, now in her 80s but as frank, quick-witted, and indomitable as ever—a natural born documentary star in the vein of the Grey Gardens gals. Winner of a slew of prizes—including Best Documentary at the Goya Awards and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival—this is an irresistible, bona-fide crowd pleaser.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
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