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Sunday Beauty Queen | New Filipino Cinema 2017

August 17, 2017
7:30 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Sunday Beauty Queen Screening Room Thu, Aug 17, 7:30PM* Sun, Aug 27, 2PM See more at https://ybca.org/whats-on/sunday-beauty-queen Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, nearly two hundred thousand Filipinas are domestic workers living in relative anonymity with their employers. They work twenty-four hours a day, six days a week, with only Sunday off. In a beauty pageant like no other, five women give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity. The film documents the lives of these hardworking Filipinas as they escape once a week from their foreign employers and take a break from a life far away from home. (2016, 94 min) *Join us at 6:30PM for a free reception in the Youth Arts Lounge, on the second floor near the Screening Room. Director and producer will be present in person during the Aug 17 screening. Part of: New Filipino Cinema 2017 Aug 17 - Sep 3, 2017 Screening Room The sixth annual edition of this showcase of independent cinema from the Philippines is, in part, a response to the current political climate. In the past year, "macho" president Rodrigo Duterte has been working to consolidate power, and reports of flagrant human rights abuses and strict social controls have skyrocketed. These films provide a broad look at social and political life in the Philippines today, from an in-person presentation about the war on drugs with photojournalist Raffy Lerma, to a film about transforming Filipina domestic workers into beauty queens, to an eight-hour marathon mourning the current state of the nation and a defiant cry of hope for the future. Though not as widely known as it deserves to be, independent cinema in the Philippines is remarkably vibrant and creative. Mirroring the country itself--which is made up of thousands of little islands, each with its own culture, dialect, and people--this showcase provides a snapshot of a huge range of artistic achievement. Co-curated by Philbert Dy and YBCA Film/Video Curator Joel Shepard. All films are shown digitally, in their original languages with English subtitles. Fri, Aug 18, 4PM and Sat, Aug 26, 2PM: Forbidden Memory | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 18, 7PM and Fri, Aug 25, 5:30PM: Apocalypse Child | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 18, 9PM and Thu, Aug 31, 7:30PM: Seklusyon | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Aug 19, 8PM and Thu, Aug 24, 7:30PM: Bliss | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 20, 1PM: Inside The War On Drugs | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 20, 3PM and Sun, Aug 27, 7PM: Hamog | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 20, 5PM and Fri, Sep 1, 5:30PM: Lily | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 25, 7:30PM: Ma'Rosa | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Aug 26, 4PM: Patay Na Si Hesus | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Aug 26, 7PM and Fri, Sep 1, 7:30PM: Mercury is Mine | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 27, 4PM: Pagdating Sa Dulo | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Sep 2, 12PM and Sun, Sep 3, 12PM: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis | New Filipino Cinema 2017 See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit ybca.org Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!

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