June 19 @ 7:30 PM
Where to watch it: USA – DirecTV Ch. 2070
We dedicate this month of programming to everyone affected by the events in Orlando and our LGBTQIA pamilya.
In addition to social media posts, prayers and donations let’s empower and honor the ones we love through the power of arts.
Our Bay Area folks, before the big game Sunday make your way to the heart of the LGBTQIA community to watch the SF Premiere Documentary, OUT RUN.
Sunday, June 19 at 1:30 PM
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
ABOUT: Mobilizing working-class transgender hairdressers and beauty queens, the dynamic leaders of the world’s only LGBT political party wage a historic quest to elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress. – More Info –
For all of our New Filipino Cinema goers make sure to check out:
Sat, Jul 2, 4:30 PM
701 Mission St, San Francisco
ABOUT: A drag princess gets pregnant following an alien abduction, and rumors of immaculate conception raise his status to that of a cult leader. Bursting with small-town flavor, this film displays a keen understanding of the nation’s evolving attitudes toward gay people. (2015, 102 min., Bisaya with English subtitles) – More Info –
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June 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
June has become THE month to check out Filipino films in San Francisco!
Last week we shared New Filipino Cinema’s excellent 2016 line-up at YBCA, and we’re adding one more must-see film suggestion for our movie buffs to check out this month:
Frameline40: OUT RUN
San Francisco Premiere
Co-presented by Kularts & the Center for Asian American Media
Sunday, June 19 at 1:30 PM
A feature documentary by S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons
(2016, 75 minutes)
As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists mobilize working-class trans hairdressers and beauty queens to join the fight against their main political opponent, a homophobic evangelical preacher, and prove to the Filipino electorate that it’s time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously. But as outsiders trying to get inside the system, will they have to compromise their political ideals in order to win? Culminating on election day, OUT RUN provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.
The King of Queer Film Festivals, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival has announced several highlights for this year’s renowned showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. Frameline, the world’s longest-running and largest LGBTQ film festival, will be held June 16-26, 2016 in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.
“We must check our selves and ask the question: Do we have the right to do what we want with designs, music, dances, etc. just because we have Filipino ancestry? Are we truly representing cultural forms or a people, or are we simply creating/performing a romanticized story of a particular cultural form or people?” – Artist & Kularts Artistic, Executive Director Alleluia Panis
Less than a month ago dancers, musicians, outstanding artistic leaders, international artists and more convened at Bayanihan Community Center & USF’s McLaren Conference Center to celebrate, honor and interact in meaningful and imperative conversations focused on Philippine Dance and Culture.
Writer Wilfred Galila transports us back to that weekend in his latest write-up with Inquirer.net – “Artists ponder state of Filipino dance, culture in the diaspora.”
Read, share and remember to keep the Dialogue going!!