(SPOT.ph) Though the annual Pride March in Metro Manila may be out of the question this June as quarantine protocols have most of us restricted in our homes, you can still celebrate Pride in your own small ways. For one, there are many LGBTQ+ films and documentaries you can stream in order to learn more about the stories and experiences of people in the community. In case you've seen most of the films streaming services have to offer, here's another movie you can add to your list: 2013 film Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita, which tells the story of a teenage girl who falls for an older woman, will be screening for free on June 15 from 2 to 5 p.m.
This free screening is organized by the UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies in partnership with CineFilipino. You can register through this online form to get access to the film, which will be streamed on YouTube. The coming-of-age comedy drama was directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, who also helmed 2014's Lorna and 2017's Kita Kita. It stars a young actress named Teri Malvar as the titular Anita.
Anita's life gets turned upside down when Pilar (Angel Aquino) returns to Anita's hometown in rural Bulacan and sparks changes in the village residents. Many in the small town had known her before she left and were wary of her carefree disposition and less-traditional ideals. Pilar ignites a sexual awakening in the young Anita as the two grow close and what follows is a tale of self-discovery that tackles themes like provincial traditions, religious beliefs, teenage pregnancy, abortion, sexuality, and more.
You can check out the trailer below:
For more information, log on to UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies' Facebook page.