"The Place Without Limits"

Sexuality and real-estate come to a head over a brothel in small-town Mexico in this lost queer melodrama from Jewish-Mexican filmmaker and Luis Buñuel protégé Arturo Ripstein y Rosen.

"The Place Without Limits" (a.k.a. "Hell Without Limits") revels in the intertwined passions, lusts and misplaced hopes of gender-fluid bordello owner Manuel/a (Roberto Cobo, Buñuel's "Los Olividados") and his alluring daughter — who are both hot for recently returned volatile drifter, Pancho. Meanwhile, a greedy capitalist trying to buy the whole village and Manuel/a’s establishment, which is the final holding required for a monopoly. Ripstein infuses the outlandishly tawdry with humor and pathos, while his frank depiction of both homosexuality and violent prejudice make this 1978 film truly ahead of its time. 

In Spanish with English subtitles.

WHEN

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Quad Cinema
34 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-255-2243

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LGBTQ

Film & Television