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Reel to Real At Home: Pain and Glory

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Pain and Glory
Friday, 16th April 2021
Watch live from 7pm on Filmbankmedia VSR Player
Post-film discussion on Crowdcast 9-9.30pm

 Pain and Glory | Pedro Almodóvar | 2019 | 15 | Spanish (English subtitles)

Each month during lockdown we are sharing with you a brilliant find that we have unearthed and that is available to view for free and online. This month we are sharing a special one-off screening of Pain and Glory, courtesy of Filmbankmedia’s VSR Player created especially for community cinemas to share film with their audiences at home.

After the film, we invite you to join us for a post-film discussion with Reel to Real host Katie Anderson and special Stove guest, Tabi Mudaliar from South West Media Factory.

The filmbankmedia player offers subtitled options for film screenings.

About the Film

“Pain and Glory tells the story of director Salvador Mallo (played by Antonio Banderas), so preoccupied by various physiological and psychological ailments that he’s put his career on hold. Then a retrospective of his work leads him not only to remember his past, but to contact the long-estranged lead actor of an early seminal work… a troubled reunion with unexpected, fateful consequences.

Almodóvar, who also wrote the screenplay, is here at his most mature and reflective, exploring the lore of desire, creativity, addiction and memory through a single, somewhat self-centred character. Bold in its narrative structure, restrained yet expressive in its colours and compositions, and with intense, naturalistic performances, this is exemplary film artistry.”

How to Watch 

This month’s film will be available to watch together at the one-off time of 7pm on Friday, 16th April – make sure you join us on time as the film will start automatically, so just like a real screening, if you are late you’ll miss the beginning!

Our film this month is free to watch, but you need to sign up in advance and watching information will be sent out 48 hours before the film goes live.

To sign up please use this link: https://reel-to-real-cinema-pain-glory.eventbrite.co.uk

Please be aware that the filmbankmedia player is not compatible with mobile or tablet screens, and will not cast to a screen, so if you would like to watch on a bigger screen or projector, you will need to use a manual HDMI cable or similar.

Troubleshooting information about using the filmbankmedia VSR player is available here.

We’d also love it you could stay for a discussion about the film and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place on our usual Crowdcast platform from 9pm. Sign up and more about the discussion here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/reel-to-real-pain-glory

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.


Watch a trailer for Pain and Glory here:




Join our discussion with Tabi Mudaliar by signing up via the following link:

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April 16
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Katie Anderson