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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 8, 2015

The QC International Pink Filmfest At Gateway Mall Offers A Wonderful Lineup Of LGBT-Themed Entries This Weekend

THE QUEZON CITY INTERNATIONAL Pink Filmfest opened with a bang at Gateway Mall last Tuesday night. It opened with a musical revue of dancers from Club 690 performing numbers from “Chicago” and “All That Jazz”. QC Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte were not able to attend the affair as they’re entertaining Japanese dignitaries from Chiba, their sister city in Japan. Councilor Mayen Juico welcomed the delegates from various countries who attended the affair and she has really come a long way from the time we saw her as part of GMA-7’s PR group.

They’ve scheduled a wonderful lineup of films for this weekend. For today, Friday, to be shown at 4:30 PM is “El Hombre Nuevo (New Man)” (From Uruguay, this is the story of a boy soldier who supported the Sandinista revolution in NIcaragua and 30 years later becomes a transwoman in Uruguay named Stephania wanting to be accepted by society and his family.)

at 7 PM, “Dressed as a Girl” (After watching this on opening night, we realized that Pinay gay performers are more beautiful and feminine than gay Caucasians simply because they have no facial hair and have slimmer builts.)
at 9:30 PM, “Eat with Me” (A newly divorced mother and her gay son bond over Chinese cooking.)
Tomorrow, Saturday, to be shown at 2 PM is “Alimuom ng Kahapon” (Written and directed by Rosswil Hilario, this stars Angelo Ilagan and DM Sevilla and is about the relationship of a photographer and a student activist that blossomed despite their contrasting beliefs.)
At 4:30 PM is “Limited Partnership” (About a gay Australian man who sues the U.S. government when his marriage to his American partner is not considered valid for him to apply for a green card.)
at 7 PM is “Baby Steps” (A Taiwanese man and his American partner want to adopt a baby, complicated by his extremely meddlesome mom.)
at 9:30 PM, “We Came to Sweat” (A U.S. documentary about the attempts to save Starlite, a gay bar in Brooklyn that opened in 1962.)
On Sunday, October 11, at 2 PM is “Pinoy Transking” (A Pinoy docu about Filipino transmen who share their stories of confusion, self discovery, coming out and transition set in the first ever King of Trans pageant.)
At 4:30 PM is “Esprit de Corps” (Don’t miss Sandino Martin’s sparkling performance in this film on power struggle in an all boys school.)
At 7 PM is “Stories of Our Lives” (A Kenyan docu that collects the stories of marginalized young gay people in a country that is extremely homophobic.)
At 9:30 PM is “Nasty Baby” (An American drama about a gay couple who managed to persuade their female friend to conceive and bear their own child, which proves to be very difficult.)