With filmmakers Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles, and documentary subject April Carrion in person; followed by a reception
Winner of Best U.S. Latino Film at the 6th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards
U.S./Puerto Rico. Dirs. Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles. 2014, 87 mins. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. The critically acclaimed Mala Mala explores the intimate moments, performances, friendships and activism of trans-identifying people, drag queens, and others who defy typical gender identities in Puerto Rico. The film features Ivana, an activist; Soraya, an older sex-change pioneer; Sandy, a prostitute looking to make a change; and Samantha and Paxx, both of whom struggle with the quality of medical resources available to assist in their transition. Hailed as “sensitive and thoughtful” by The New York Times, Mala Mala affirms that the quest to find oneself can be both difficult and beautiful.
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