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Die Beautiful / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival
October 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jun Lana; 2016; Philippines; 120 min. in Filipino (Tagalog) with English subtitles
Trisha’s only request is that upon death she be dressed as a different celebrity every night of her wake. Just as her long-awaited beauty pageant crowning takes place, she gets her wish, after collapsing on stage. Since her family never came around to having a trans daughter, the wake is kept a secret by her best friend, Barbs. Flashbacks take us deeper into a complex history of unspoken regrets, touching on each relationship she fostered while she was alive, including a caring connection with her adopted daughter. Looming transphobia won’t stop this chosen family from laughing and loving, even after Trisha’s last breath.
Co-presented by PRIDE ASIA
CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTION OR DISCUSSION OF RAPE