#UCLAtft #reunion

Celine:

With Film Professors Kristen Hatch and Gilberto Blasini!

Unseen in this photo taken at an outdoors reception (because it’s 70 decrees Fahrenheit outside) is the abundant menu of polenta wedges, lobster and sweet corn empanadas, veggie samosas, and fig cheese crackers. Nom nom nom sweet yummy celebration!

 

#Revolt #crowdedfire

Celine:

Crowded Fire Theater’s production of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. gets better and better and deeper and deeper. And the playwright Alice Birch just won a major award this week. I brought my student interns–my amazing film crew along with new and seasoned theater supporters of the bold and fierce Crowded Fire Theater company! Check out the show which closes 3/24/18. Just one more week! Don’t don’t miss it!

#piesnotguns #nationalwalkout2018

Celine:

On 3/14/18, my students and I supported the national walk out to protest gun violence. Within the seventeen minutes outside of class, a student spoke with me about losing his relative just last week from gun violence. We mourned our dead. And we celebrated life by eating pie together on Pi Day. We concluded with one minute of silence honoring those who suffered in the Florida shooting, including the families who grieve their dead. A student took this video of me in boomerang serving slices of key lime pie.

#herelieslove #imelda

Celine:

Reading and writing all day the second draft of my book’s epilogue on the documentary IMELDA by Ramona Diaz and the musical HERE LIES LOVE. Finished the Katherine Ellison bio on the steel butterfly and finishing this unauthorized bio now. Crazy painting on the back cover is captioned “The Philippine Royal Family in Imelda’s Mind.” Crazy.

#CookwithLakas

Celine:

Lakas loved cooking and loved helping others. I am so thankful for my son Lakas and all the family and friends who made an abundance of what Lakas would call “delicious and healthy” food. Made with love for Lakas to help local homeless families.