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— by Cherie M. Querol Moreno: Actor and acting teacher Giovannie Espiritu has added double rainbow feathers in her cap.  The Philippine-born, San Francisco-raised Los Angeles transplant is now a screenwriter and filmmaker with a special nod for her directorial debut.

Espiritu’s film, “Ultra-Feminist” will screen at Outfest, the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and the world’s preeminent LGBTQ film festival, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theaters. It precedes the mid-’90s LGBT coming-of-age story in the Philippines, “Billie and Emma,” directed by Espiritu’s fellow Filipina Samantha Lee…

Image: Gio Espiritu’s (center) directorial debut gets honorable mention at Outfest Fusion earlier this year in Los Angeles, courtesy of Outfest

July 5, 2019