Kuwentuhan

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

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

In this program


BLUSH

Directed by Joe Mateo

The journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet.

EVERYTHING STAYS

Directed by Cole Bacani

Gabe’s cousins have one last chance to tie him down in Illinois, forcing him to decide what’s more important: his family or his future.

EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS

Directed by Sonny Calvento

A contractual saleslady unearths the secret to regularization.

LEARNING TAGALOG WITH KAYLA

Directed by Kayla Abuda Galang

Kayla will teach you Tagalog, the language of her homeland.

NO DOGS

Directed by Randal Kamradt

During the 1930 Watsonville race riots, a Filipina American woman seeks shelter at a diner.

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Directed by Alex Westfall

Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life of young Imelda Marcos, the infamous wife of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

YOU AND I

Directed by Melanie Lim

After not seeing each other for twenty years, two friends meet for one night in Los Angeles, sparking dormant feelings never confronted in their youth.

Dates & Times
Past