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Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)

A 10-year-old boy's desire to straighten his kinky hair causes outsized conflict with his unemployed, harassed single mother in Mariana Rondon's Caracas-set drama. Unexpected issues related to Venezuela's volatile economic situation and the young boy's seemingly incipient gay form the core of this finely acted, deceptively small-scaled story. 

Read an interview with director Mariana Rondon here.

Los Angeles: Jan. 23 - 29 at the Downtown Independent.

Later Event: January 27
Films from Spain San Diego