Directed by Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
87 min | 2014 | USA/Puerto Rico | Not Rated
*Filmmakers, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini and subject of the film and Rupaul’s Drag Race star, April Carrión will be present on Closing Night for a post-film discussion immediately following the film.
This gorgeous and well-crafted film premiered to great reviews at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. A celebration of the trans community in Puerto Rico, this documentary is an intimate exploration of self-discovery and activism featuring a diverse collection of individuals. Similar to the groundbreaking film Paris Is Burning, Mala Mala follows the lives of a transgender sex worker, her straight-identified male partner, a trans club owner, a local performer, a trans activist, an aged salon owner, and a familiar performer who appears on the television show RuPaul’s Drag Race.
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In all, audiences are given a glimpse of nine fascinating profiles. This endearing and at times tragic story unifies people as it takes them on a journey to find love, acceptance, self-awareness, and equality.
Official Selection: 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
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Sunday, July 13 Jeanné Wagner inside the Rose Wagner 7:00 pm