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I'm So Excited (free)

  • Chazen Museum of Art 750 University Avenue Madison, WI, 53706 United States (map)

UW Cinematheque's Sunday afternoon series at the Chazen Museum of Art this fall is a big retrospective on the films of Pedro Almodóvar, and so far it's gone over like gangbusters. In our preview of Cinematheque's fall lineup, I referred to this week's entry, 2013's I'm So Excited, as "arguably one of [Almodóvar's] worst," and that might have been a disservice. Set amid the crew, captains, and customers on a transatlantic flight whose landing gear has malfunctioned, Almodóvar's spin on Soul Plane is perhaps better described as "frothy"—and not just thanks to the fancy drug-spiked cocktails making their way around the cabin. Watch for cameos by Almodóvar mainstays Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz in an early scene. —Chris Lay