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Melnitz Movies: Miss Bala

Gerardo Naranjo's gripping thriller about a Baja California beauty queen caught in a maddening cycle of drug cartel violence. Q&A with Gerardo Naranjo, producer Diego Luna, and actress Stephanie Sigman.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
7:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directed by Gerardo Naranjo

Synopsis: MISS BALA, Mexico's submission in the Best Foreign Film category of the upcoming 2012 Academy Awards, tells the story of Laura, a young woman whose aspirations of becoming a beauty queen turn against her, delivering her into the hands of a gang that's terrorizing northern Mexico. Although Laura succeeds in winning the beauty queen crown, her experiences as an unwilling participant in Mexico's violent war leaves her shaken and transformed.

Q&A to follow, with writer/director Gerardo Naranjo, producer Diego Luna, and actress Stephanie Sigman (Laura Guerrero)

113 Minutes | In Spanish with English Subtitles

Watch the Trailer:


Miss Bala Trailer Reloaded English from Miss Bala on Vimeo.

Tickets are available at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening one hour before show time and are given out on a first come, first serve basis-one ticket per person.

Cost : Melnitz Movies screenings are FREE unless otherwise noted

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UCLA Graduate Student Association, ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

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