Film Screening: Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings

Department: Film and Media Studies

Date and Time: May 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Event Location: McCormick Screening Room, HG 1070

Event Details

Screening and Post-Film Discussion of Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings with Prof. Bliss Cua Lim (Film and Media Studies) and Finley Freibert (Ph.D. Visual Studies) as part of the QPOC (Queer People of Color) Festival.

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (dir. Jade Castro, 2011) is a campy Filipino horror-comedy film.  “Zombadings” is a term invented by the filmmakers that combines two words: the English word “zombie” + the Filipino word “bading” (which can be provisionally translated as “gay”). Zombadings met with uproarious success on its theatrical release, initially playing to packed art-house crowds at Cinemalaya film festival screenings, then successfully crossing over to wide release at commercial theaters. Despite its popularity, the film was soon mired in critical controversy because of a plotline in which the protagonists queerness is presented as a supernatural “curse”.

Please join Prof. Bliss Lim (Department of Film and Media Studies) and her Queer Asian Cinemas class in a discussion moderated by Finley Freibert  (Ph.D. Visual Studies program.) This event is free and open to the public.

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