Theatre Community Films

Filipino/Australian Perspectives

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** To keep our communities safe at this event, we are proceeding with this special event with reduced ticket numbers (below required density levels for the theatre), numbers are now capped at 70 for this event. Additionally, a meal and social event will no longer happen after the screening - instead we will provide attendees with a take home pack of Filipino snacks. Please be assured there are stringent Covid safety measures in place at the theatre to help keep people safe. We are still looking forward to sharing our films with you at this event. Thank you, organisers.”

*Doors open at 3 pm*

This is a special Filipino/Australian community screening – all are welcome.

The event is a special pre-world-premiere screening of In Heaven They Sing Karaoke which was filmed in Brimbank.

‘TNT’ or Tago Ng Tago (Filipino for an illegal alien who is in hiding). An undocumented Filipino living abroad without a passport or Visa. There are many reasons for one to choose this path, be it financial or just to pursue a better life. This movie is the common story of a TNT.

In Heaven They Sing Karaoke is the story of an undocumented Filipino living in Australia. Desperate for the love of his life Dulce, he asks his best friend to marry her bringing her to Australia on a spouse Visa. The best man at his lover's wedding, he hustles becoming a drug dealer and passing the point of no return.

This hard-hitting film was filmed in Melbourne including City of Brimbank in 2018. Written & Directed by Matthew Victor Pastor, based on a stage play by Felino Dolloso, and starring Felino Dolloso, Lilibeth Munar, Alfred Nicdao & Celina Yuen.

Screening alongside In Heaven They Sing Karaoke is a selection of short films by Filipino/Australian filmmakers Caleb Ribates and Edeva Miasis.

The evening will also feature a special short Q&A with the filmmakers and cast talking about Filipino creativity on screen in Victoria, facilitated by Actor Alfred Nicdao.

Rating:18+

Warning: this film contains coarse language, drug use and violence, and is intended for mature audiences.

Supported by Brimbank City Council through the Community Grants Program, Cinespace and the Bowery Theatre.

Cinespace Inc
Date and time
Saturday 22 January 2022 at 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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Location

33 Princess Street, St Albans

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$15- General Admission includes take-away meal pack (screening and Q&A and Filipino cuisine by event caterers)

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