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A joyous dancing ovation

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PLAYING it straight at curtain call (from left): Red Concepcion, Leo Tavarro Valdez and Jon Santos. PHOTO BY Anna Leah Sarabia

It’s raining men! What were two feminist senior citizens doing, applauding and cheering for the stage adaptation of an iconic Australian film about three cross dressers, that some critics saw as  marred by stereotypes—not the least of which is the Filipino immigrant wife?   Onstage at the Resorts World Manila’s Newport Theater until July 4, […]

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Postscript to the fest: Sacrificial women

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DINGDONG Dantes and Angelica Panganiban in “One More Try”

It might have been the heightened public awareness on reproductive concerns and gender roles that brought about this coincidence of themes in two out of three of the most-awarded films of the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

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