Go behind the scenes with producer Jhett Tolentino in special forum and screening of Netflix film Lingua Franca

WASHINGTON DC – Tony and Grammy award winning producer Jhett Tolentino will take you behind the scenes to discuss the significance of creating Netflix film Lingua Franca in a special screening to wrap up Filipino American History Month this Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Tolentino, an alumnus of the Filipino Young Leaders Program, will be joined by a panel of artists, which includes the Artistic Director of Upstart Productions Joel Trinidad, Lead Producer of “Yellow Rose” Cecilia Mejia, Director of “Call Her Ganda” PJ Raval, and Director of “Edward” Thop Nazareno. The moderators will include News Reporter at ABC7 Eyewitness News Cate Gauguiran, and fellow FYLPRO alumni Louella Rose Cabalona, Lead Singer & Creative Director of SamaSama Project, and Leezel Tanglao, senior editor at Huffington Post.

Those interested will have the opportunity to ask questions and must register on fylprolinguafranca.eventbrite.com to receive the Zoom link. An active subscription to Netflix will be required to join this special screening. Please visit netflixparty.com to learn more.

This special screening is brought to you by FYLPRO, in partnership with the Professional Filipino American Youth (PFAY), the Midwest Pilipino American Coalition (MPAC) and the Philippine Consulate General’s Office of Chicago.

Lingua Franca, directed and starring Isabel Sandoval, tells the story of Olivia, an undocumented Filipinx transwoman, who works as a caregiver to Olga, an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When Olivia runs out of options to attain legal status in the US, she becomes romantically involved with Alex, Olga’s adult grandson, in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card.

Details of the event are also available on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/3hRpSf9Uh. Contact mabuhay@fylpro.org for inquiries.

About Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.

FYLPRO was established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) to annually identify outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to distinguished network captains of industry and government.

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