CAAMFest FORWARD begins with a special Drive-In Experience at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123) with a celebration of Filipino American History Month. The evening will include Off The Grid food trucks and the world premiere of LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT WITH THE SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, a CAAM production. We will also showcase the world premiere of Ruby Ibarra’s new music documentary, 7,000 MILES: HOMECOMING.
The film is directed by Evelyn Obamos and chronicles the Bay Area’s own hip hop star Ruby Ibarra and her band the Balikbayans as they take a trip back to the Philippines. Ruby Ibarra is a Filipino American rapper, music producer, and spoken word artist from San Lorenzo, California. She raps in Tagalog, Waray, and English. Note: this film includes adult language.
Program includes exclusive Q&A with co-directors Evelyn Obamos and Ruby Ibarra. Watch here.
In celebration of Filipino American History Month, CAAM will showcase two world premieres that celebrate a music icon and rising star.