BILLIE AND EMMA

Directed by Samantha Lee

Cast: Gabby Padilla, Zar Donato, Cielo Aquino, Beauty Gonzales

It’s the 90s, and Emma has ensured that every facet of her life is perfect: She’s a model student, has a handsome boyfriend, and aims for a scholarship to get her out of her provincial town. But what she really wants becomes less clear as she finds herself drawn to Billie, the new girl from the big city, and is further complicated when Emma finds out she’s pregnant. Director Samantha Lee (Maybe Tomorrow) returns with another film exploring young, lesbian love in the Philippines with tenderness, humor, and style.

 

Director Bio

Samantha Lee is a filmmaker who advocates for better representation of women and the LGBTQ+ community in local cinema. Her first film Baka Bukas has won various awards both at home and abroad, most notably winning the “Emerging Talent Award” at Outfest 2017. Her second film, Billie and Emma, about a pregnant teenager who falls in love with the new girl in her school, is currently making festival rounds internationally.

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Dates & Times
Past
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

Sat Jul 20
6:30 pm

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