Catch Jazz in Love at Cine Adarna, UP Diliman on February 13 and 14

Feel the familiar flutter from fuzzy feelings with a documentary by Baby Ruth Villarama


( The praise and awards that Jazz in Love received in local and international festivals are great but this film was made to be watched. As Herman Hupfeld wrote in his song "As Time Goes By," it’s the same old story of fight for love and glory. Filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama seeks to present same-sex relationships in the same light as heterosexual ones-nothing out of the ordinary, but special nonetheless.



Jazz in Love documents the romance between Davaoeno Ernesto "Jazz" Tigaldao (22) and German Theodor Rutkowski (56). The pair met online, on Facebook, and Rutkowski flies to Davao to seek the approval of Jazz’s parents. There’s music, there’s magic, there’s visa problems, there’s culture clash, and a heartbreak that leads to an ambiguous end.



The pair of love birds from the film


Villarama received praise from Tito Valiente of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, remarking that the story was handled with sincerity instead of just mere curiosity.


If you’re looking to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, Jazz in Love is just the thing to watch. It may not have big names or a fairy tale ending, but it is a story that’s timeless. One that anyone, regardless of sex and sexual orientation, can relate to.


Jazz in Love will be shown at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna in Diliman, QC, on February 13 (Thursday) and 14 (Friday). Screening times on both dates are 4 pm, 5:30 pm and 7 pm. For inquiries contact 09176276201, or call the UP Film Institute at 926-2722. Ticket price is Php 100.00 Screening at the 800-seater Cine Adarna is on a first come, first served basis.

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