Prep yourself for this Saturday! The yearly party bash is here!

September 13, 2003

Sabrina Margarita Alcantara-Tan

“Bamboo Girl [Zine] is an eye-opener---take a look if you haven't yet. “ - Bust

“There’s nothing commercial about Bamboo Girl… a kick-ass multisubcultural zine focusing on Filipino culture, filtered and organized by the ardently feminist sensibility of its editor…”
- Utne Reader

“The zine Bamboo Girl is a bible for combating racism, homophobia and sexism.”
- Tablet Newspaper

Nominated for an Utne Reader Alternative Press 2001 Award in the category of Zines

Saturday, September 20, 2003
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker (212) 614-0505
6pm - 9pm
(doors to open at 5:30 for silent auction)

Featuring performances & visual art by:
Johanna Faith Cacho Almiron
Mahina Movement
Tomasia aka infiniTEE
Ree Obana
RUCKUS Safety Awareness
Patricia Justine Tumang
Mathilda de Dios
Omar Telan
Regie Cabico
& DJ Mas to spin

* Silent Auction *

BG zine memorabilia! Book anthologies from AAWW, Vestiges of War book copies from A/P/A Studies & Institute at NYU, subscription and poster from Ms. Magazine/
Feminist Majority Foundation, gift bags from Arkipelago & P.I.C., framed photography, & more!

* Cover art for upcoming issue, #12, revealed!
* New BG clothing! "I Love My Kiki" black thongs to premiere on merch table! (for the non-Tagalog speakers, "kiki" is slang for our lovely pussycats.)
* The element of the 5th year anniversary is wood, so there will be a prize reflecting it (aka Pinay mystery prize!)

Help yourself to the full bar at the Bowery Poetry Club! Or, if you're more straightedge, or just watching your girlish/butch figure, there is also the coffee bar/snacks cafe to choose from.

After the performances, a dance party shall ensue, with the phat beats of DJ Mas Yamagata!

This party will benefit the upcoming print run of Bamboo Girl Zine, #12. Come support the independent publication that's been confronting racism, sexism, and homophobia from the Filipina, Asian Pacific Islander, Asian mutt point of view since 1995! It is with the proceeds of these benefit parties that has helped Bamboo Girl Zine to continue printing!

Sponsored by:
Arkipelago, Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute at NYU, GABRIELA Network NY/NJ, Ms. Magazine/ Feminist Majority Foundation, The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) – NY chapter, P.I.C., Reclaim Planning Collective

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Heidi Gutierrez
(908) 230-8444

(718) 658-2315

September 4, 2003


Arkipelago, a New York City-based arts and cultural organization, proudly announces the return of the only East Coast Filipino Film and Video Festival, Sa Pinilakang Tabing 2003 (On the Silver Screen). Now in its seventh year of showcasing innovative and experimental works, SP*T 2003 will be held in Manhattan on the weekend of September 20-21, 2003 at Anthology Film Archives. In order to bring films to the Filipino community in queens, the festival will also be held at Flushing Library on October 4, 2003. Admission to both locations is free.

Via the power of moving images, the SP*T 2003 Film Festival provides an open forum that connects Filipino filmmakers, videographers and those focused on the Filipino experience with the community at large. To achieve this goal, submissions to the festival come from both North America and the Philippines.

Previous SP*T festivals have showcased the works of filmmakers such as Mike Sandoval, Ron Domingo, Barbara Malaran, Kidlat Tahimik, Sari Lluch Dalena, Ernesto Foronda, Matias Aguilar, Celine Salazar Parrenas, Angel Velasco Shaw, DIWA Arts and Sabrina Margarita Alcantara.

A launch party/benefit will be held at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 17, 6:00-9:00p.


Anthology Film Archives
Saturday, September 20

Underdogeaters (3:00-5:00p)
Maritess vs the Superfriends
Tough GirlLumpia (FEATURE)

Rebel Without Applause (5:30-7:30p)
Echo of Bullets

Living Here: We’ve Got Issues (8:00-10:30p)
Pink Palace
Lolo’s Child (FEATURE)

Anthology Film Archives
Sunday, September 21

Pssssssst.... (3:00-4:30p)
7 Mins in Heaven: On Automatic
A Mango Day
Freddie in Austin

Que Horror! (5:00-7:30p)
J.C. Short Films
Headless (FEATURE)

Where is Home? (8:00-10:30p)
Juan O’Clock
How Do Taong Grasa’s Dream?
Batang Maynila
Small Home (FEATURE)

Flushing Library
Saturday, October 4

Hopelessly Devoted…. (12:00-4:00p)
Panata sa Duyan ng Sining
Maritess vs the Superfriends
Lolo’s Child (FEATURE)

For more info, visit www.arkipelago.org.

SP*T is made possible, in part, by public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural affairs.

In-kind support provided by Furball, Miller Brewing Company, Amarilyo Trading and NewFilmmakers.

Special thanks Third World Newsreel and Filipino American Human Services, Inc.

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SP*T 2003 is a creative project of Arkipelago (www.arkipelago.org), an arts and cultural organization whose mission is to help bridge gaps -- both generational and geographical -- between the Philippine and American born, to forge new bonds, to continue the legacy of using art as a forum to expose, focus and comment on the Filipino experience in America. Affirming Filipino cultural identity, Arkipelago draws upon empowerment and strength to join other ethnic communities and acknowledge similar experiences in surviving and living in America. Through the arts, Arkipelagos continues to encourage critical dialogue and promote community involvement in issues that concern the Filipinos worldwide.