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Directed by Cole Bacani

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Gabe, a Filipino American high school senior, has led his younger cousins through childhood. Now, they have little time to convince him to stay in the Chicago suburbs instead of moving to California. Gabe has to decide what’s more important: his family, or his future.

Director: Cole Bacani
Writer: Cole Bacani
Producer: Lily Norris, Norrie Palmer, Akshay Ravi
Executive Producer: Jason Y. Lee
Director of Photography: Brian M. Tang
Editor: Joseph DeRose
Production Designer: TJ Ryan
Composer: Maia Thomas
Sound Designer: Joseph DeRose, Alex Bologna
Music: Run River North
Cast: Ryan Gatus, Sari Arambulo, Nicole McCullough

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With “kuwentuhan,” the Tagalog word for “sharing stories,” the audience has the opportunity to relate to a new perspective, affirm values for themselves, and reflect on personal experiences. From family birthday parties, to workplace anxieties, to beauty pageants; these films reveal the diverse threads that connect us. — Eseel Borlasa

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