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Black Cinema Club - May

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Black Cinema Club - May

Black Cinema Club presents . . .

"Pelo Malo"
Director: Mariana Rondon
Starring Samuel Lange Zambrano & Samantha Castillo

Junior is a young boy whose outward appearance just doesn’t match up with what he feels inside. He fervently hopes for “pelo bueno” instead of “pelo malo”– for him this means elusively straight, free flowing locks that he can only achieve by applying enormous amounts of effort and sometimes oil or mayonnaise to his naturally curly, kinky hair. As the darker-skinned older boy of his mother’s two children, it’s not just his more African features but also his more effeminate ways that make him the brunt of her anger. However, his grandmother understands and even encourages young Junior’s differences. She helps him blow out his hair and encourages him to sing and dance along to saucy 60s tunes. (via Remezcla)


Black Cinema Club is a quarterly event held on the first Sunday of each month for those with an appreciation for film and black culture.

During each gathering, we'll show a film significant to the black experience: culturally, socially, and/or politically. There will be a post-screening discussion that digs into the synopsis, themes, and subject matter of the film.