Ivan Terrible is a mural that breaths, a tongue slashing monolith, covered in symbols, like hieroglyphs that drape over artist and performer José Luis Cortés' body. Through this Avant Garde monument of skin, heart, soul and narrative, Cortés camouflages behind his multimedia persona to make you come closer.
In a celebration of the trans community in Puerto Rico, the fissure between internal and external is an ever-present battle. A unique exploration of self-discovery and activism, featuring a diverse collection of subjects that include LGBTQ advocates, business owners, sex workers, and a boisterous group of drag performers who call themselves The Doll House, Mala Mala portrays a fight for personal and community acceptance paved with triumphant highs and devastating lows. The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.