Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival and MFA Film presents a weekend of queer Mexican films with Una Lengua muy Poderosa: Contemporary Queer Films of Mexico. Running September 7 – 10, these films use queer stories and characters to examine questions of sexism, crime, class, and Mexico’s colonial history and offering a very different view of the country than that seen through American pop culture.
I Dream in Another Language
About: Winner of the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, I Dream in Another Language tells the story of a linguist who arrives in a small jungle settlement in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, hoping to record a conversation between the last two remaining speakers of the Zikril language.
Date: Thursday, September 7
About: This absorbing murder mystery follows a Muxe named Mabel who returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico to track down the killer of her childhood friend, a nightclub singer named Dani.
Date: Friday, September 8
I Promise You Anarchy
About: Julio Hernández Cordón’s daring new feature demonstrates his versatility, an ability to mix genres while retaining the distinctive voice of his earlier films, Marimbas from Hell and Dust.
Date: Saturday, September 9
Tigers and Flowers: Queer Short Films from Mexico
About: Boys on the Rooftop directed by Julian Hernandez, The Other Side directed by Rodrigo Alvarez Flores, The Tiger’s Fight (El tigre y la flor) directed by Denisse Qunitero, Tremulo directed by Roberto Fresco, and Muxes directed by Ivan Olita.
Date: Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10
About: Music plays, drinks are served and the last boundaries are suspended: boundaries between man and woman, gay, straight and bi, past and present, reality and fiction. This utopia may be small, but the world outside can still catch up.
Date: Sunday, September 10
Tickets are $9 for Museum of Fine Arts members, $11 for non-members. For more information visit mfa.org.