"Pelo Malo" New England Premiere & After Party

7:00pm Friday June 27


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Español: JUNIOR tiene nueve años y el cabello muy crespo, indomable, el “pelo malo.”El se lo quiere alisar para la foto de la escuela, y así verse como un cantante de moda, con el pelo liso. Su deseo lo enfrenta con su madre MARTA, joven viuda y desempleada.

PELO MALO Theatrical Trailer from Axiom Films on Vimeo.

MARTA, JUNIOR y el bebé viven en grandes edificios multifamiliares. MARTA, aturdida por el esfuerzo de sobrevivir en la caótica ciudad de Caracas, es cada vez más intolerante a la obsesión de JUNIOR con su cabello. Mientras JUNIOR busca verse bello para que su mamá lo quiera, ella lo rechaza cada vez más. La abuela paterna, testigo de este rechazo, le propone a MARTA quedárselo para que viva con ella y así la cuide.

La madre se niega e intenta corregir a su hijo, dándole el “ejemplo.”, un duro momento que suponía ser una lección. Finalmente, él se verá obligado a tomar una dolorosa decisión.

 

English: JUNIOR is nine years old and has stubbornly curly hair, or “bad hair.” He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer with long, ironed hair. This puts him at odds with his mother MARTA, a young, unemployed widow.
MARTA, JUNIOR and the baby brother live in a large multi-family building. MARTA, overwhelmed by what it takes to survive in the chaotic city of Caracas, finds it increasingly difficult to tolerate Junior’s fixation with his looks. The more JUNIOR tries to look sharp and make his mother love him, the more she rejects him.
His paternal grandmother, a witness to his rejection, asks MARTA to give her the boy so that he can look after her. MARTA refuses and tries to correct her son’s obsession by “setting an example,” a cruel moment which was meant to be a lesson. JUNIOR finds himself cornered, face to face with a painful decision.

Genera Admission $7.00, Day Pass $30.00 (includes evening film premiere and after party)

06.27.14 - 7:00 pm
3 hours
Mattatuck Museum