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SF’s “Generations Of Filipinx Power” Outdoor Festival of Art, Theater & Film (SoMa)

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Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Kapwa Gardens (SOMA Pilipinas) | 967 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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In the festive outdoor atmosphere of Kapwa Gardens, join us for an evening of interactive tech-based art, three one-act plays presented in the round, and two films celebrating the power of Filipinx intergenerational bonds.

While these bonds are tested by complex identities that question faith, cultural assimilation, and gender roles, ultimately they are testament of generations of Filipinx power.

Generations Of Filipinx Power
  967 Mission St.San Francisco, CA, 94103
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In accordance with the City of San Francisco’s COVID-19 guidelines, the maximum occupancy is 150 people so get your complimentary tickets soon.

Artist Talk: Jeepney Drones with Mark Ramos, 5:00–5:45 PM

Mark Ramos will fly his #jeepney_drones and discuss ideas of #tropical_futurism present in the artwork. 3-D printed miniature jeepneys, decorated using vinyl printed artwork, are mounted to hacked drones to fuse stereotypes of the “Third World” as overcrowded, polluted, dangerous, and more, with an aesthetic and visual language of the future and technology.

Three One-Act Plays presented by Bindlestiff Studios, 6:00–7:00 PM

Come join Bindlestiff Studios at Kapwa Gardens as part of Echo Location, celebrating the SoMa Filipinx and LGBTQIA2S+ communities. Challenging cultural and sexual paradigms, stories include themes of Filipinx/Fil-Am culture, petty theft, polyamory, and the multi-nuances of being queer. Selected performances include: #RESIST! by César Cadabes, Missing the Bus by Enedina Ramos-Padilla, and Gotta Love Them Immigrants by Dianne Chui.

Film Program: Filipinix + Queer Intersections Co-presented by GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance, 7:30–9:00 PM

Experience upbeat explorations of interpersonal relationships that navigate the intersections of Filpinix and queer identities in two films rarely screened in the US, and for the first time screened under the night sky!

  • It Runs In the Family (Canada, 2016, 46 min) directed by Joella Cabalu
    A queer Filipino Canadian artist travels from his home in Vancouver, Canada to California and the Philippines to meet his other LGBTQIA2S+ relatives. While he creates a new collage art work in his studio, he reflects on his journey and its impact on his struggle with being queer and Roman Catholic.
  • PAMANHIKAN (USA, 2016, 29 min) directed by Angelo Santos
    Following Filipino tradition, the parents of an interracial gay couple meet for the first time during an unconventional brunch where the worst traits of the parents are exposed. That turns out to be best for their sons’ future as groom and groom.

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Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Lectures & Workshops, Outdoors
Address: 967 Mission St., San Francisco, CA