DisOrient 2010 CLOSING NIGHT: 'FRUIT FLY' with Reception
CLOSING NIGHT FILM & AWARDS CEREMONY
H.P. MENDOZA | COMEDY | 92 MIN. | USA| HDCAM | 2009
Filipina performance artist Bethesda Manolo (LA Renigen) is on two quests: to find her biological mother, and keep performing wherever she travels. The latter lands her in San Francisco, vying for a spot at a theater and sharing a house with a random assortment of artists, dreamers and those who haven't quite made up their minds. While Bethesda Is nearing her opportunity to perform, she is caught off guard when she finds a mysterious clue to her biological mother. Bethesda musters all her strength and spunk to resolve the clue to her past, the performance in her future and the possibility that she could be a bona fide fag-hag.
In H.P. Mendoza's directoral debut, he channels his musical brilliance and unique style to make a film that channels the spirit of colma: the musical but creates something completely new. Mendoza is the master of musicals for adultsedgy and clever, FRUIT FLY moves seamlessly from story to song, from gravity to wit. La renigen shines on screen as a girl who knows exactly what she wants but needs to take a few detours along the way.
~ Rose Pergament, Associate Director/Programmer
To be preceeded by:
MY LIFE IN BROWN AND PINK | 5 MIN. | JAZMYN JOSEPH | USA | DV | 2009
In this film from the summer asian rites of passage program, a young filipino teenager comes out to her family and friends in this very personal documentary.
Local filmmakers Jazmyn Joseph & Destiny Cao in person!
"YUMMY" - HOPIE SPITSHARD | 5 MIN. | PATRICIO GINELSA | USA | DV | 2010
"WANKYOKU" - SHING02 FT. EMI MEYER | 4 MIN. | YUICHIRO SENDA | JAPAN |
DV | 2008
JOIN US FOR THE CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY AT OREGON ELECTRIC STATION
BIJOU ART CINEMAS
492 East 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
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