Cinema ’76 Film Society celebrates Pride Month with special limited screenings of critically acclaimed and awarded LGBT films.
Regarded as one of the best LGBT movies ever made, “Happy Together” is a 1997 Cannes-winning romantic drama directed by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai and features stellar performances from its stars Tony Leung and the late Leslie Cheung as two lovers caught in a turbulent affair. This film is a must-see not only for fans of Queer Cinema but also fans of the celebrated auteur. “Happy Together” is considered one of Wong Kar-wai’s best works along with films like “Chungking Express” and “In the Mood for Love” and cinephiles shouldn’t miss the chance to see this masterpiece on the big screen.
Transgender stories take center stage in the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or Best Feature Film winner “Girl”. Directed and co-written by Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont in his debut film, “Girl” is inspired by a true story of a young trans girl who aspired to be a ballerina. Disturbing, as it is enlightening, “Girl” was also nominated for a Golden Globe under the Best Foreign Language Film category.
“Fanny: The Right To Rock” is a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart about the untold story of Fanny, the legendary Filipina American-fronted rock band whose trailblazing impact in music was written out of history. The film touches on the place of women, women of color, queers, and older women in a straight male-dominated industry like rock n’ roll.
Cinephiles can catch all three films during its limited run and select screenings from June 21 to June 27 exclusively at Cinema ’76 Film Society Tomas Morato.
“Happy Together” and “Girl” are screened in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines. “Fanny: The Right To Rock” is distributed by TBA Studios.