Today, the LA Pacific Film Festival is screening Rakenrol, a movie written and directed by Quark Henares. Described as "Part Once, part High Fidelity," the movie is an ode to the Filipino underground rock & roll scene and its megafans. On the surface, it's a story of two friends who form a band and live and love through music. But it's also a glimpse into the Filipino rock & roll lifestyle--proof that with music, the boundaries of nation don't exist.
After the jump, Henares gives us five reasons to check out the movie even if you're not Filipino--and watch the trailer.
1. It gives you a glimpse of the Philippine band scene, which has excellent music
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2. It's got a lot of eye candy--actors Diether Ocampo and Alwyn Uytingco for the girls, and sweetheart Glaiza de Castro for the boys.
4. It also gives you a glimpse into the pinoy film scene and the art scene, which are equally hilarious.
5. It's got samurais, Satanic death metal bands, self-labeled masters of modern cinema, half-naked rockstars and a cameo by the devil.