Just a Manila Boy: 'Don't Stop Believin'' Hits Theaters This Week
In 2007, Filipino YouTube star Arnel Pineda was vaulted from viral-video notoriety to international fame as the new lead singer of Journey. This was mere months after the finale of The Sopranos, when the wave of Journey comeback nostalgia was arguably at its peak. In Pineda's words, "I'm short ... I'm SO Asian ... " How was this guy going to fit into the mold of the classic American rock star? That's the story you'll find in the documentary film Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey.
Director Ramona S. Diaz brought her film to the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, where Pineda wowed the crowds both onstage and off. (Wonder what Documentary Character Type he'd fit into?) Now, the film opens in selected cities across America this Friday, March 8. See if it's playing near you.
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