Image Description: 1. The prow of a blue boat moves toward misty islands in the distance 2. A boy in a red and white striped shirt stands amongst foliage posing for a photo next to a carabao (water buffalo) 3. A man in an urban setting is seen from the back as he walks away down a graffiti-lined alley

Searching for Kapwa: A Film Screening

Inspired by a pre-colonial Filipino value of “shared identity” and “self in other,” Searching for Kapwa follows the filmmaker’s quest to understand and embrace his roots, as a queer Filipino-American living in a polarized America. The child of immigrants, Larry’s journey unpacks the complicated and sometimes dark history of the Philippines, including 400 years of Spanish and American colonization, and its lasting impact on the Filipino diaspora. Ultimately, the search for kapwa is about understanding the power of our histories, and finding wholeness in our complex and intersectional identities.

This June 9th Rough-Cut Screening will include snacks and a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers and guests about the film's themes, including this year's USAAF theme, Generations of Power.


Larry D. Lariosa
Terrence Marcotte


Alchemy & Twine Productions is Oakland queer couple and creative partners Larry Lariosa and Terrence Marcotte. Their mission is to create art that is in service to social justice, and Searching for Kapwa is their first feature length film. Larry is a first generation Filipino-American psychotherapist and diversity consultant.

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Sliding scale tickets available at $0-10 on Eventbrite:

June 09, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
SF LGBT Center, Rainbow Room
1800 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
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Accessibility & Consent

 The SF LGBT Center is wheelchair accessible.
 ASL interpretation will be available for the duration of the program.
There will be an HVAC filtration system.

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If you require any special accommodations or assistance, please let us know by filling out the accommodation question when you register or email us at [email protected].

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