Jason Paul Laxamana; 2017; Philippines; 95 min. in Tagalog and English with English subtitles
By turns amusing and disturbing, 2COOL2BE4GOTTEN is an off beat coming-of-age film narrated by an isolated, closeted Filipino teen trapped in a straitlaced Catholic society. Felix (Khalil Ramos) and his carefully planned life become derailed upon meeting Magnus and Maxim (Ethan Salvador and Jameson Blake), two Filipino-American brothers whose wild exploits seduce the impressionable young scholar. Thoughtfully written and shot, 2 COOL 2 BE 4GOTTEN is unapologetically Filipino in its depiction of how American cultural influence affects queer people of color in speech and deed.
CONTENT WARNING: IMPLIED VIOLENCE, NON-EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS
Co-presented by Lambert House.