New Filipino Cinema, June 7-10 & 17

It starts today at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts!

Biyernes, Biyernes3 by various directors

New Filipino Cinema
Jun 7–10 & 17

You may not have heard yet that the Philippines is happening. It’s time you discovered it. This is a showcase of new cinema from one of the most exciting independent film scenes in the world: 29 films, 24 US premieres, 5 days. From drama, to documentary, to mockumentary, to cutting-edge experimental work, it’s the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Filipino cinema presented in the United States. Don’t miss a thing.

New Filipino Cinema is curated by Joel Shepard, YBCA’s Film/Video Curator, and Philbert Ortiz Dy, resident film critic of and writer-at-large for Esquire Philippines. For more information:

Price: $8 Regular/ $6 Students/YBCA members
Location: 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, near the Powell and Montgomery BART/Muni stations

New Filipino Cinema continues into Friday (and the weekend) with a screening of Kano, at 1PM!

“An American Vietnam War hero decides to spend the rest of his post-war life in the Philippines. Hundreds of women have come and stayed in his house located in a poor, remote village. In 2001, Pearson was charged with over 80 counts of rape. Pearson is now in jail but many of the women remain by his side. “Kano” is the fascinating and awful story of a convicted rapist and his women who come together to form a most dysfunctional family.”

– WINNER, IDFA Competition for First Appearance 2010
– BEST DOCUMENTARY, Gawad Urian Awards 2011
– BEST DOCUMENTARY, Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010
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