El lugar sin límites
December 15 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present Outfest Legacy Project Screening Series
EL LUGAR SIN LÍMITES (Mexico, 1977)
Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Free admission for Outfest members at the box office!
A decrepit bordello in a small town is the site for an exploration of social boundaries and sexual stereotypes. The bordello is “the place without limits” where a local tough-guy, Pancho, interacts with a transvestite Spanish dancer, La Manuela. When La Manuela finds Pancho harassing her daughter, La Japonesita, the product of his one heterosexual liaison, she taunts him with a provocative dance and embrace. La Manuela’s teasing both enrages and arouses Pancho. The film is an adaptation of a novel by the same name written by Chilean writer José Donoso. While indicting homophobia, it implies that macho culture, as represented by Pancho, is founded on latent homoeroticism.
Producer: Conacite Dos, Francisco del Villar. Director: Arturo Ripstein. Screenwriter: Arturo Ripstein, Manuel Puig, José Emilio Pacheco. Based on a novel by José Donoso. Cinematographer: Miguel Garzón. Editor: Francisco Chiu Amador. Cast: Roberto Cobo, Lucha Villa, Ana Martín, Gonzalo Vega, Julían Pastor.
35mm, color, in Spanish with English subtitles, 110 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.