“The Needle” follows José Quiñones a retired nurse owner of an underground non-surgical beauty clinic in Puerto Rico, as he attempts and fails to reconcile with his estranged family. Forced to confront and accept his own loneliness, Quiñones ultimately realizes he has a surrogate in the clinic’s eclectic class of working clientele. The movie recently won second place in the 2009 edition of HBO new documentary competition and was accepted at NALIP producer academy as a fellow for 2009.
- Genre: Documentary
- Director: Vladimir Ceballos & José Correa Vigier