La región salvaje / The Untamed
Screening at the Museum of the Moving Image

Presented as part of the film series Uchronias and Dystopian Futures: Latin American Science Fiction Cinema of the 21st Century at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Dir. Amat Escalante. Mexico. 2016, 98 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles. With Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza.

A violent and debauched love triangle between a married man, his wife, and his brother-in-law is interrupted by an otherworldly being. Unpacking issues of male chauvinism, homophobia, and sexual repression in Mexico, the film features an extraterrestrial octopus whose phallic tentacles feed on the pleasure it produces in humans. Making no concessions to Hollywood formalities, shows the ways that desire itself can be destructive, rather than centering on the police’s pursuit of this alien.

Un violento y perverso triángulo amoroso entre un hombre casado, su cuñado y su esposa es interrumpido por un ser de otro mundo. Destapando temas de machismo, homofobia y represión sexual en México, este filme presente a un pulpo extraterrestre cuyos tentáculos fálicos produce placer a los humanos. Sin hacer concesiones a las formalidades de Hollywood, en vez de priorizar la esperada persecución policial del alien, el filme se centra en explorar las maneras que el deseo puede ser destructivo.

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 members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

Queens Museum visitors may use the code QMA20 to receive a 20% discount on tickets.

Image: Courtesy Strand Releasing

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