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    Young & Wild

    Presented by at Alamo Drafthouse Village

    February 24, 2013


    Young & Wild

    About the film:

    Joven y alocada
    Young and Wild
    A film by Marialy Rivas
    2012, Chile, Drama, 96 min.
    Starring: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Kuppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto, Ingrid Isensee

    In English with Spanish subtitles

    Daniela, like many 17-year-olds, lives in a world of contradictions and is trying to find her place and voice in it. Raised in an evangelical Christian home, her parents' expectations for her clash with Daniela's blossoming sexual desire and interactions with other teens, both in person and online. As author behind the sexually explicit blog "Joven y Alocada" (Young & Wild), Daniela records the gospel of her life; at church she prays her parents don't find out. Daniela's life becomes even more confused when she's kicked out of school for having sex, just before she's set to take her college entrance exams. Her punishment: to work at the church's evangelical TV station, in a culture promoting strict abstinence. Daniela soon finds just the opposite, as she becomes involved with two co-workers, one male and one female. Through her blog, and in conversations with others, Daniela raises questions, never really answering them--ultimately demonstrating that not having those answers is, fundamentally, what life's journey of self-discovery is all about.

    En español
    Como cualquier otra joven de diecisiete años, Daniela vive en un mundo de contradicciones en busca de su propia voz y lugar en el mundo. Criada en un hogar evangélico cristiano, las expectativas de sus padres chocan con el despertar sexual de Daniela y con su forma de relacionarse, en persona o en Internet, con otros jóvenes. Como autora del blog "Joven y Alocada," Daniela documenta el evangelio de su vida y reza en la iglesia por que sus padres no la descubran. Su situación empeora cuando la expulsan del colegio justo antes de tomar examenes de admision para la universidad por tener relaciones sexuales. Su castigo: trabajar en la estación de televisión evangélica de su iglesia, que promueve una estricta cultura de abstinencia, pero Daniela pronto encuentra lo opuesto al involucrarse con dos compañeros de trabajo - un hombre y una mujer. Al compartir sus experiencias en su blog y en conversaciones personales, Daniela tiene más preguntas que respuestas, y demuestra que el no tener ésas respuestas es, fundamentalmente, el viaje de autodescubrimiento de la vida.

    About the director
    Born in Talcahuano in Chile in 1976, she has made over 200 commercials and corporate films as well as numerous music videos for Chilean artists. Her short film, Blokes, was screened in the Generation programme of the 2011 Berlinale. Joven y Alocada marks her first feature-length drama.

    About the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse:

    The Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse is designed to bring monthly theatrical screenings of critically acclaimed Ibero-American films, including films made by or about Latinos or indigenous peoples of the Americas, to diverse audiences in Austin and beyond. As a year-round complement to the annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, the Signature Series expands Cine Las Americas' theatrical exhibition programs, and offers diverse alternatives to the cultural life of Austin and Central Texas.

    About Polari

    The (AGLIFF) Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival was founded in 1987 and became a 501(c)3 in 1995. AGLIFF rebranded to Polari, Inc. in 2012 for its 25th Anniversary Year. The organization announced its rebrand with an identity that embodies not only the nonprofit organization, but also represents the progress of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Ally) community.

    Alamo Drafthouse Village

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    Admission Info:

    $10 General Admission / $8 Cine Las Americas Members

    General Day and Time Info:

    1:00 p.m.

    Phone: (512) 476-1320

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