On Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Cuban film, Behavior (Conducta). The film is 108 minutes long and in Spanish with English subtitles. It was released in 2014.
Chala is eleven years old and lives alone with his drug addict mother. He trains fighting dogs for a living, and this world of violence sometimes surfaces when he is at school.Carmela is his sixth grade teacher, for whom the boy feels affection and respect. One day she becomes ill and must give up the school for several months. The new teacher, unable to understand Chala’s behavior, sends him off to a reeducation school.
When Carmela returns, she rebels against this measure and other transformations her class has been subjected to. The relationship between the veteran teacher and the boy grows stronger, but this mutual commitment will jeopardize their continuance at the school.
Theater doors open at 9:30 a.m., films start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Come early for bagels and coffee, stay after the film for a discussion.
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