• Bad Influence

    Directed by Claudia Huaiquimilla
    Chile | 89 minutes | International Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Bad Influence

    Directed by Claudia Huaiquimilla
    Chile | 89 minutes | International Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Bad Influence

    Directed by Claudia Huaiquimilla
    Chile | 89 minutes | International Premiere | World Cinema Now

Against the backdrop of an impending environmental crisis, two troubled adolescents strive to find their place in the world in this stirring debut film from Chile, which weaves together political themes both social and personal. Winner: Best First Feature, Valdivia.

Schedule

January 12, 2017 7:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 15, 2017 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Arrested after a violent gas station robbery, troubled Santiago youth Tano (Andrew Bargsted) is remanded to the custody of his father Javier (Francisco Pérez-Bannen), an auto mechanic living in the small mountain community of Wallmapu. Soon the wayward teen befriends shy, awkward Cheo (Eliseo Fernández), whose indigenous Mapuche community fights against the displacement and destruction wrought by a massive local pulp mill. The connection between the two boys quickly deepens against the pressures of schoolyard cruelty and the troubled home lives of each, forcing a reckoning in both boys with themselves and the world around them in this extraordinary debut feature from writer/director Claudia Huaiquimilla.

Following up her multiple-award winning short San Juan, the Longest Night, Huaiquimilla, along with co-writer Pablo Greene, brilliantly weaves together themes both grand and intimate, a rich human tapestry played against an urgent social and environmental crisis. Rooted in strong performances and assured direction, Bad Influence is a heartfelt call to arms touching both heart and conscience.

Winner: Best First Feature, Valdivia 

film details

Original Language Title: Mala Junta
Country: Chile
Year: 2016
Running Time: 89 minutes
Premier Status: International Premiere
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Best Chilean Film, Valdivia
Director: Claudia Huaiquimilla
Producers: Pablo Greene, Rebeca Gutiérrez Campos, Eduardo Villalobos Pino
Principal Cast: Andrew Bargsted, Eliseo Fernández, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Francisca Gavilán, Ariel Mateluna
Cinematographers: Matías Illanes
Editor: Valeria Hernández
Music: Jose Miguel Tobar, Miguel Miranda
Screenwriter: Claudia Huaiquimilla, Pablo Greene
International Sales Company: Alpha Violet
Website: www.facebook.com/peliculamalajunta/

guests in attendance

Claudia Huaiquimilla – Director

Andrew Bargsted – Actor (January 15 only)

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