Film Screening: Bwakaw at Polari Film Festival
Sun, October 20, 2013 • 11:00 AM • Stateside Theater, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
The Center for Asian American Studies is co-sponsoring the film screening of Bwakaw at the Polari Film Festival (previously AGLIFF – Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival).
About the film:
Dogs may be every man’s best friend, but in this humorous heartwarmer, perpetually crotchety silver fox Rene (Filipino megastar Eddie Garica) is convinced that canine companion Bwakaw is the only pal he needs. Bwakaw faithfully follows Rene around their small Philippine town as he spars with the befuddled locals and matches the campy queens at the beauty salon quip for quip. A gay man who came out late in life, Rene has never acted on his desires, but when burly taxi driver Sol pulls into his life, he begins to rethink his irascible ways, imagining a more friendly future for him and Bwakaw. Brimming with unexpected humor and a wonderful humanity, it’s no surprise that BWAKAW was selected as the Filipino entry for Best Foreign Language Film to the 2012 Academy Awards.
Run time: 110 min. | Phillipines