CineMás: A Latino Film Series
The newest addition to the Coalition’s cultural event calendar, CineMás brings the best of Latin film to Charlotte. With screenings taking place in spring, summer, and fall, each CineMás show will highlight those films that go unseen by most of America. From thought provoking documentaries, to emotional dramas, CineMás shows will you get you thinking, discussing, and understanding more about your Latin neighbors and beyond. Most shows offer authentic food, drinks, and a discussion afterward.
Pelo Malo - June 4, 2014Mint Museum Randolph2730 Randolph RoadCharlotte, NC 28207
Mariana Rondón's serious, frisky Venezuelan drama tells the story of nine-year-old Junior with a beautiful head of curls in a poor distrcit of Caracas. He doesn't join in playing football with the local kids, dislikes his curls and dreams of being photographed as a pop star with beautiful straight hair. When he fanatically starts straightening his hair again, his mother - a sacked security guard - gets angry. She's afraid he's gay, and that does not bode well in Caracas. While she feels guilty and veers between worried and indifferent, Junior's grandma doesn't seem to think it's a problem.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and film beings at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 (CASH ONLY) and can be bought the day of the screening at the Mint Museum Randolph. Please note: Film is in Spanish w/ English Subtitles.