OUT RUN film screening with director S. Leo Chiang

Department: Film and Media Studies

Date and Time: October 17, 2017 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1010

Event Details

OUT RUN film screening
post-screening Q&A with director S. Leo Chiang

TUESDAY, October 17th
Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010

Note: please RSVP to Jasmine Robledo (robledj1@uci.edu) by Friday, October 13th
(for seating and catering purposes)

As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists mobilize working-class trans hairdressers and beauty queens to join the fight against their main political opponent, a homophobic evangelical preacher, and prove to the Filipino electorate that it’s time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously. But as outsiders trying to get inside the system, will they have to compromise their political ideals in order to win? Culminating on election day, OUT RUN provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.

Co-sponsored by the departments of Gender & Sexuality Studies (GSS) and Film & Media Studies (FMS)​; LGBT Resource Center; Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OCSEAA) Center; and UCI Humanities Commons.

For more information, please feel free to contact Prof. Christine Bacareza Balance (cbalance@uci.edu)

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