By PETERSON GONZAGA
Front Row Features
HOLLYWOOD-It was a celebration of Filipinos in Hollywood as Jo Koy and his on screen family walked the red carpet for the world premiere of “Easter Sunday.” For many Filipinos, this is a historic moment as a major movie studio took a chance on bringing a Filipino-American family story to the big screen.
While on the red carpet, Jo Koy said that this film has been 33 years in the making. For Tia Carrere and Lou Diamond Phillips, who have rarely played Filipino characters throughout their film and TV career, said that it has been is a long time coming. Lou Diamond Phillips explained that it was 35 years ago that he had his moment with “La Bamba” and 30 years ago Tia Carrere’s launched her career in a red dress in “Wayne’s World.”
“Here we are with the biggest Filipino cast ever on 3,000 screens across America. I couldn’t be more pleased for us and Jo Koy,” exclaimed Carrere.
“Easter Sunday” stars Jo Koy as Joe Valencia returning home with his son for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.
The film opens nationwide in theaters on August 5, 2022.