9/21:When Gay Meets Straight: A Journey of Self-Exploration

9/21:When Gay Meets Straight: A Journey of Self-Exploration

TIME

9/21, 19:00

      

AVENUE

ALL Club(2F 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu)

 

 

Feature Film

Tales of the Lost Boys

Two young men, who feel like they’ve lost themselves, give each other support. and through the process of exploration develop true emotions towards each other.

Two young men, with completely different experiences and backgrounds, aspire to find the same thing: a sense of identity, regardless of sexual orientation.

 

After Screening Talk

Mx. Jayson Pilapil Jacobo, professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and Ms. Celina Hung, Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Shanghai will be joining us for the after screening talk.

Mx. Jayson Pilapil Jacobo is a member of the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines and co-founding editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art. Ms. Celina Hung’s study focuses on Chinese migrant and diasporic networks and gender and sexuality studies.


Tales of the Lost Boys

Joselito Altarejos, 2017,91min, Taiwan/ Philippines

Film Language: English/Mandarin/Tagalog/Atayal

Sub Language:Chinese/English

 

Tale of the Lost Boys is a story of a friendship between two men—Alex the Filipino

and Jerry the Taiwanese aborigine. Alex arrived in Taipei from Manila. He met Jerry and soon realized Jerry’s homosexuality. Nonetheless, they became fast friends and decided  to  go  on  a  road  trip  to  Yilan,  the  northeast  of  Taiwan  and  where  Jerry’s hometown is. Alex’s mother left him for Taiwan for work when he was little. They hadbeen  out  of  touch  for  a  long  time.  Jerry  stayed  away  from  home  for  being  gay.  He couldn’t  live  a  fake  life  but  was  tormented  by  feeling  exiled.  The  trip  made  them connect  and  reconnect  with  their  respective  mothers  and  realize  a  certain  sense  of identity.


Panel Discussion Guests

Celina Hung is Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Shanghai. She teaches Sinophone and Anglophone literatures, Chinese migrant and diasporic networks, Asian cinemas, and gender and sexuality studies.

Jayson Pilapil Jacobo is a member of the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines. They has been writing criticism since 2004 and is preparing their first anthology of film criticism, to be published by Balangiga Press in 2018. They holds the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, through the J. William Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, and teaches literature, cinema, popular culture, and theory and criticism at the Departments of Filipino and English in the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University. They is co-founding editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art.