Pinoy LGBT films featured at Sine Bahaghari
February is the National Arts Month here in the Philippines. As a contribution to its celebration of Akei, Pinoy4GM and Pelikula Tumblr brings you “Sine Bahaghari”. According to the press release, “Sine Bahaghari” is a showcase of Filipino LGBT experience as seen in Philippine alternative cinema. The main objective of “Sine Bahaghari” is to promote the discussion on how the LGBT community is depicted in the Philippine cinema. Aside from that, it also aims to promote modern Filipino films to a wider audience.
“Sine Bahaghari” is scheduled to open on February 11, 2012 at Chef Bistro and shall feature the following films:
“Next Attraction” by Raya Martin
“Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” by Alvin Yapan
Other films from prominent independent filmmakers, like Adolf Alix Jr, Sigrid Bernardo, Roni Bertubin, and Vincent Sandoval will also be shown.
“Sine Bahaghari” opens on February 11 at Chef’s Bistro with two films from celebrated Filipino filmmakers: “Next Attraction” by Raya Martin and “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” by Alvin Yapan. Also screening are films from prominent independent filmmakers, such as Adolf Alix Jr, Sigrid Bernardo, Roni Bertubin, and Vincent Sandoval.
Two classic films by Lino Brocka will also be shown. These films are: “Tubog sa Ginto” (1971) and “Ang Tatay kong Nanay” (1978).
Film screenings will be on February 11, 18, 24 and 25. All of the screenings are free and are open to the public.
Sine Bahaghari is included in the National Commission for Culture & the Arts’ (NCCA) Philippine Arts Festival.
Here’s the complete list of screening venues:
94 Scout Gandia near corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Cinema is Incomplete
117-C Anonas Ext., Sikatuna Village
The Collective 7274 Malugay St. Brgy San Antonio Village, Makati
University of the Philippines Film Institute
Magsaysay and Osmena Streets, Diliman, Quezon City
I’m looking forward to watch “Señorita” (premiered at the 64th Locarno Film Festival) by Vincent Sandoval. Check out the trailer below.