Yo' Mama...

When Y Tu Mamá También debuted on American screens in 2002, nobody had big expectations for the Mexican film with the funny title that translates "And Your Mother Too." Once buzz leaked that the road movie about two teenage boys and an older woman featured lots of sex, beautiful cinematography, sex, poignant relationships and more sex, it quickly became the must-see art film of the year. It spiked an interest in Mexican filmmaking and made "it boys" of its two male leads. While Diego Luna made the jump to English-language films and garnered tepid receptions in The Terminal and Criminal as well as all-out guffaws for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Gael García Bernal stuck with his native tongue, acting mostly with his eyes as the observant young Che Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries and Pedro Almodóvar's ravishing muse in Bad Education. But it was director Alfonso Cuarón who made the biggest name for himself. His next little film was called Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Y Tu Mamá También screens at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Parkway. Tickets are $5. Call 214-821-SHOW or visit lakewoodtheater.com.
Fri., March 31, 8 p.m.
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