Monday, February 16, 2009
Cinemalaya Best Picture and Asian Hotshots winner for Best Feature - Jay is currently being shown in SM Cinemas. According to the Facebook event, the movie will be shown until March 4. By the way, they have a promo too. If your name is Jay, you can watch the movie for free. You just need to present your valid ID.
The film stars Baron Geisler (as Jay Santiago), and Coco Martin (as Edward Navarro). The film is directed by Francis Pasion.
"Jay" is about the gay schoolteacher that was brutally murdered in a sex-crime. TV producer, then, convinces the family to shoot Jay's wake and funeral for a reality show. You can read more about its synopsis in their website: JayTheMovie.com.
The title of the film reminds me of the song "Hey Jay" by Eraserheads. I'm not really sure though if the title of the film was somehow inspired by this song.