Film Screening: “Rotting in the Sun”

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Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall
@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This shocking, riotous comedy pushes the envelope to the point of breaking wide open. In a merciless self-parody, director Silva is creatively moribund and popping pills in Mexico City. He retreats to a notorious gay nude beach, where amid the bacchanal he encounters an obnoxious influencer (Firstman in a similarly mocking self-portrait) eager to participate in—and finance—a new project. Suffice it to say, things go seriously awry. Wildly unpredictable, absurdly despairing, and never less than totally outrageous, Rotting in the Sun is a culmination of the themes Silva has explored in films like The MaidCrystal Fairy and the Magic Cactus, and Nasty BabyPresented with the support of Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies at UW Madison (UW LACIS). (MK)