Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

OUT RUN

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA, PHILIPPINES
Run Time: 75 minutes

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If only Bemz Benedito had run for President last year! Bemz is the first openly transgender person to run for office in the Philippines. She is the beating heart of OUT RUN, a sparkling documentary that takes us into the LGBT fight for equality in a culture not altogether different. Bemz is one of three openly LGBT candidates who ran for office in the 2013 National Election in the Philippines. But this is not just their story as they fight for three seats open to minorities in the House. It is also the story of Ladlad (which means “come out”), the world’s only LGBT Political Party. We follow the campaigning of three of the bravest and most upbeat people you could have in office. Along the way we discover a new and shining piece that helps complete the international puzzle. This endearing film is something we can all support. With some global politicians dividing us, some political fabulousness is just what the world needs. (In Tagalog with subtitles) —C.R.

OUT RUN

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Sidebars
10% CINEMA
PAN-ASIAN FILMS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
S. Leo Chaing, Johnny Symons

Producers
S. Leo Chaing, Johnny Symons

Cinematography
S. Leo Chaing

Editing
Tina Nguyen, J. Christian Jensen

Director Bio
S. Leo Chaing is a documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco and Taipei. He received his M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California. His documentaries have garnered him an Emmy nomination and numerous festival nominations and awards. He is currently co-chair of New Day Films. Johnny Symons is a Bay Area documentary filmmaker focusing on LGBT issues. He has a Master's in Documentary Production from Stanford University. He has been nominated for an Emmy and received many festival nominations and awards. His film "Daddy and Papa" screened at the 27th CIFF.

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OUT RUN (2016)

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Film Sponsors

Eaton

Community Partners

Equality Toledo

Human Rights Campaign

National Organization For Women - Cleveland Chapter

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