DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

The Girl Who Left Home w/Refrigerate After Opening & Let's Eat

Expired July 26, 2021 3:59 AM
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Refrigerators and Family, two prized possessions of the AAPI lifestyle!

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Join us Sunday, July 25 @ 7:30 pm for a livestreamed Q&A with filmmakers from our Closing Night in-person screening of The Girl Who Left Home at the AFI Silver.

Special guests to include:

Director/Writer/Producer: Mallorie Ortega

Actors: Haven Everly, Paolo Montalban and Emy Coligado

Producers: Lorna Nicolas, Liz Casasola and Russwin Francisco

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Writer, Director, Producer, Lyricist Mallorie Ortega comes home to present her feature film debut, the musical THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME. Christine left behind the pressures of family and a close-knit Filipino community to fulfill her dream of singing and dancing on the stage. She finally lands that breakout role only to learn her father has passed away. Rushing home to Maryland, Christine finds the voice she once reserved for the stage can also be used to soothe the troubles she tried to leave behind: broken relationships and a family business now on the verge of bankruptcy. Starring Haven Everly (You, The L Word: Generation Q) as Christine, with Paolo Montalban (Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella) as Uncle Tony and Emy Coligado (Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan) as Mary.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    East Coast
  • Director
    Mallorie Ortega
  • Screenwriter
    Mallorie Ortega
  • Producer
    Mallorie Ortega, Angelo Santos, Emy Coligado, Russwin Francisco
  • Cast
    Haven Everly, Paolo Montalban, Emy Coligado