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April 8, 2018

Rigoberto Perezcano’s Carmín Tropical

This screening is part of the ARTS@DRCLAS Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film series curated by Sergio Delgado Moya, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and Paola Ibarra, Assistant Director of Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Organized by ARTS@DRCLAS and including an exhibition and a panel discussion, the Looking out for the Queer initiative as a whole responds to interest in the study of non-normative sexualities in the Latin American region, the experiences of its LGBTQ inhabitants, and the social movements there that focus on gender and sexuality.

For more information on this initiative, visit

$12 Special Event Tickets
Rigoberto Perezcano in Person

Sunday April 8 at 3pm

Carmín Tropical

Directed by Rigoberto Perezcano
Mexico 2014, DCP, color, 80 min. Spanish with English subtitles

Successful trans nightclub singer Mabel returns to her hometown in Mexico to investigate the murder of her best friend Daniela. With no leads and little insight into Daniela’s death, Mabel digs deeper into her friend’s past, realizing how her own upbringing and past life overlap unnervingly with that of her murdered friend. In order to fully comprehend what happened to Daniela, Mabel must embrace a world she desperately tried to leave behind. Directed with a potent mixture of nostalgia and dread, Carmín Tropical carefully unveils a fascinating and increasingly sinister mystery that questions whether or not we can escape our own fate. – Outfest Los Angeles

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