Wildseeds is excited to partner with Shotgun Cinema for their screening of Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) tonight Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm, and tickets are $7 and available only at the door the night of the screening. The screening is located at the Robert E. Nims Theatre at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center (2000 Lakeshore Drive).
Synopsis: In Venezuela, nine-year-old Junior believes he has bad hair: he wants his curly locks to be straight, and is preoccupied with getting it that way to look like his favorite pop singer. He steals furtive glances at an older neighborhood boy and sings and dances with private relish. All this annoys and increasingly infuriates his high-strung mother Marta, who doesn’t accept that her son (although he doesn’t have words for it yet) is gay. As she pushes him away, he’s forced into making a difficult decision. Astoundingly nuanced performances by both mother and son reveal the layered tension between them with ramifications far beyond the film’s story itself.