The Independent Filmmakers' Cooperative (IFC) of the Philippines and Robinsons Galleria Movieworld - Ortigas brings back the landmark movies Duda/Doubt (2002) and Bathhouse (2003). These were the first and second independent full-length digital video movies to be shown in local commercial cinema venues in their original video format.
IFC presents Con-queer-ing INDIE SINE: The Queer Cinema of Cris Pablo which is a double-feature screening of Duda and Bathhouse on the following dates: March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10.
Duda/Doubt tells the story of Cris (Andoy Ranay), a documentary filmmaker with a well-regarded body of work and a large community of friends and admirers. He is also gay, and possesses a voracious sexual appetite, claiming to have had sex with over 4,000 men during his years of frequent cruising. But Cris has fallen for Eric (Paolo Gabriel), who has sworn off meaningless sex for the pleasures of monogamy. The tensions between the two take a heavy toll on Cris, leading to a suicide attempt. Duda/Doubt was screened at the 2004 New York Asian-American Film Festival. This film stars John Lapus, Rey Pumaloy, Jojo Nones, and Bel Clerigo.
Bathhouse takes place in a Filipino bathhouse where gay men congregate to relax and stage the occasional clandestine tryst, a tragic mismatch leads to devastating consequences. A highly provocative drama from director Cris Pablo, Bathhouse takes viewers on a dark journey into a world where meeting the wrong man could mean paying the ultimate price. Bathhouse stars Jet Alcantara, Ray-an Dulay, Andoy Ranay, John "Sweet" Lapus, and Rey Pumaloy.
Screening dates: March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10.
Venue: IndieSine, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Avenue, QC
For inquiries, contact 4369348 or 09273613814.