‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ US premiere in San Diego Asian film fest
SAN DIEGO, California – Award-winning documentary “Sunday Beauty Queen” will have its North American premiere at the Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, an eight-day festival bringing more than 20 films from 10 countries to Ultrastar Mission Valley, Hazard Center from April 20 to April 27.
In Hong Kong, Sunday is the one day a week overseas Filipino workers get to congregate in the streets to commune, crack jokes, celebrate birthdays, and, every now and then, throw beauty pageants.
Director Baby Ruth Villarama lovingly captures the details of play and fantasy between the harsh, thankless labor that so often reminds the women of the families they left behind in the Philippines.
Ticketing Information: Tickets General $12-15; Student/Senior/Military $9.50