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Yeng, Rayver, Gelo of Barangay USA, Sam Milby's indie movie lead TFC at Pistahan 2011 in SF
Star-studded TFC participation at the 18th Pistahan Parade & Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens on August 13-14
Now on its 18th year, the festival will feature: Filipino American Jazz Festival, Adobo Cook-Off, Balut Eating Contest, Art Pavilion, Dance Pavilion, Culinary Pavilion, Heritage Pavilion, Creativity Pavilion, Live Entertainment on two stages, and more!
Parade/Opening Ceremonies/Booths, August 13, Saturday
Catch TFC at the parade on August 13, Saturday, starting 11am, from Market and Beale Streets to Yerba Buena Gardens at Market and Mission.
See the Balitang America news team and the Adobo Nation Barkada on the colorful TFC float with TFC marchers representing!
Opening Ceremony at 2pm on the main stage at Yerba Buena Gardens to be hosted by Balitang America!
Visit the TFC & Other Products' Booths at the Yerba Buena Gardens for exciting games and activities!
Sam Milby's Indie Film, "Third World Happy" from Cinema One Global showing at Zeum Theater, August 14, Sunday (FREE!!! A short walk from Yerba Buena Gardens. First come, first served seating)
First screening - 11:30am-1pm
Second screening - 5:30-7pm
THIRD WORLD HAPPY
Sam Milby / Jodi Sta. Maria / Richard Quan
Wesley is a 32-year-old naturalized Fil-American living in New York City. Twelve years earlier he left his grandmother and brother in the Philippines in order to pursue his dream of becoming a painter. But the years of keeping up with the American way of life, coupled with the guilt of leaving his family behind, have taken their toll and Wesley is no closer to achieving his dream.
In the middle of his life-crisis away from his homeland, he suddenly gets a phone-call saying that a loved one back in the Philippines has died. The problem is that two weeks before he came to New York, a tragic accident had taken the lives of his parents, and since then he has never looked at a dead body in a coffin or gone inside a funeral home.
Throughout his homecoming his brother, his friends, an aunt and an ex-girlfriend remind him of what life is truly all about. They also help him shine some light on his struggles back in the States as well as his more immediate struggle: to look at his loved one in the coffin, to finally say his last goodbye, to get on with his life and start chasing his dream again.
TFC Hour, August 14, Sunday 2-3pm
Expect a megaton of fun and energy with adorable and wacky host Gelo of Barangay USA as host! See red-hot actor-dancer-
Meet & Greet with Yeng & Rayver, Zeum Theater, 4-5pm (only the first 150 buyers of Yeng and Rayver CDs from the TFC booths will be given access to the Meet & Greet)
For more information and the full schedule of other Pistahan activities on August 13-14, visit http://blog.pistahan.net/
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ABS-CBN International was created over 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino content distribution company in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, CA, ABS-CBN International is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’