Join us on February 24th as we continue our month of “Provocative Passion” with the Austin theatrical premiere of the controversial, uber-sexy Chilean film YOUNG AND WILD (Official Selection Sundance 2012, Outfest 2012 Centerpiece). Co-sponsored by Cine Las Americas, as part of their “Signature Series” at the Alamo Drafthouse Village, YOUNG AND WILD will screen at 1pm on a Sunday in a nostalgic tip of the hat to Polari’s much beloved Sunday Brunch screenings of yore.
“Entirely living up to its title, YOUNG AND WILD is an exuberant, horny, playful and raunchy explosion of teenage female impulses expressed in bracingly contemporary free-form style.” –Todd McCarthy, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
YOUNG AND WILD (Marialy Rivas, 2012)
Sunday, Feb. 24, 1 PM.
Alamo Drafthouse Village
2700 W Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757. Tel: (512) 476-1320.
Polari and Cine Las Americas MEMBERS RSVP here!
Member tickets will be available at the Polari/Cine Las Americas table 45 minutes before the screening.
Daniela (Alicia Rodríguez) is a sexually adventurous 17-year-old from a conservative Evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. Kicked out of school for being a “fornicator,” her overbearing mother (Aline Küppenheim) forces Daniela to work at a Christian television network as penance. There Daniela meets two love interests, her religious supervisor Tomás (Felipe Pinto) and her sultry and seductive co-worker Antonia (María Gracia Omegna). This provides fodder for Daniela’s sexually explicit blog, Young and Wild, a plot element that also enlivens the film: Film and new media collide, as SMS messages pop up on screen as they would on a desktop, and GIFs, pixilated images, and on-screen text add an innovative edge. Based on director Marialy Rivas’ own life and the blog she wrote as a teenager, YOUNG AND WILD is a bold, daring work that ventures beyond typical narratives of bisexuality and youth to raise provocative questions about identity, sexuality and the morals we live by.