Out Run

by S. Leo Chiang, Johnny Symons (USA, 2016, 75’) NATIONAL PREMIERE
Cinema Lumière Via Azzo Gardino 65/a, 40122, Bologna
7 euro
Reduced price ticket 4 euro (GB CARD, SOCIO COOP, AMICI DELLA CINETECA)



Founded in 2003 in The Philippines, Ladlad is the only GLBT political party in the world. In a strongly Catholic nation, the leader of the party, the transgender Bemz Benedito, begins her campaign for election to Congress: a “mission impossible” that ends up involving, as well as activists, trans-hairdressers and beauty queens, their main opponent, Benny Abante: homophobic evangelical preacher and member of Congress. The documentary tells the story of the party and its struggle to give voice and dignity to the Filipino LGBT community, in a country where religion, cultural values and democratic progress are often in conflict.

See the trailer