FACINE/19 CELEBRATES FILIPINO CINEMA FOR 3 WEEKENDS, 3 VENUES, WILL OPEN OCTOBER 12 AND CONCLUDE ON OCTOBER 27
The longest-running festival of films from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora showcases a total of 34 feature-length films and short works
San Francisco, September 28 – FACINE/19, the 19th annual filipino american cine festival reels off with the world premiere of Archie del Mundo’s political thriller, The Corruption of Melba [Ang Misis ni Meyor] as its opening film on October 12, Friday, 6 p.m. at the Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco.
The festival will close with the Bay Area premiere of Sari Lluch Dalena’s martial law drama, Ka Oryang, a Cinema One Originals production, on October 27, Saturday, 4 p.m. at the War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission Street, Daly City.
A special gala screening of Bay Area-based filmmaker Ron Santiano’s sci-fi adventure films, Chronicles of the Order and Code Name: Dragonfly will be held at War Memorial Center on October 26, 6 p.m. This will be preceded by Aaron Woolfolk’s short feature, Nico’s Sampaguita, produced, co-written and acted in by Filipina American actor, Marissa Catubig.
The yearly festival, the longest-running event in the US, is organized by FACINE or filipino arts & cinema, international, a not-for-profit media arts organization based in San Francisco. FACINE aims to promote and develop Filipino American as well as Philippine national cinema.
A total of 34 full-length films and short works will be shown for three weekends in three venues: October 12-13 at the Manilatown Center (868 Kearney Street, San Francisco); October 20-21 at the Bayanihan Center (1010 Mission Street, San Francisco); and on October 26-27 at the War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission Street, Daly City.
A wide array of new works by filmmakers from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora on varying subjects and genre will be presented in different programs.
San Francisco screenings, $5 suggested donation; Daly City screenings, free to the public
For full program, please refer to: www.facinefest.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/#!/mftworks4ever
The festival is co-presented with the Filipino American Development Foundation, Manilatown Heritage Foundation and the City of Daly City in celebration of Filipino American History Month. For information, please contact, Mauro Tumbocon, Director, FACINE at (415) 756-7331 or 415-509-3581 or email: email@example.com
Find below the full schedule of the festival.
Manilatown Center, 868 Kearney Street, San Francisco, October 12-13
6 p.m., Friday, October 12 Patron ng Laging Saklolo/Patronage politics
(Seymour Barros Sanchez, Philippines, 2012)
The Corruption of Melba (Archie del Mundo, Philippines, 2012)
2 p.m., Saturday, October 13 Shorts Program: Brown Buddies, Engaged
Sista (Evan Burris Trout, Philippines/US, 2012)
Comrades (Paolo Bitanga, US, 2012)
Brothers of Kappa Pi (Roberto Reyes Ang, US, 2012)
The Bladed Hand (Jay Ignacio, US/Philippines,2012)
4 p.m. Saturday, October 13 Senorita (Vincent Sandoval, US/Philippines, 2012)
6 p.m., Saturday, October 13 Special Program: Home and Away, Mother’s Lament
Nanay/Mother (Clarissa de los Reyes, US, 2012)
Mother and Child (Jocelyn Saddi-Lenhardt, US,2012)
Wan Chai Baby (Craig Addison, Hong Kong, 2011)
Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, October 20-21
12 n, Saturday, October 20 Documentary Program
Kalluman Ma Tahik/At home at sea (Fruto Corre,
Ati-Atihan Lives (Patrick Alcedo, Phil/Canada, 2012)
2 p.m., Saturday, October 20 Special Program: The Unknowing, Thoughts on the death and the Dying
Pamatid-Gutom/Hunger pangs (Richard Soriano Legaspi, Philippines, 2012)
Manenaya/Waiting (Richard Soriano Legaspi, Phil, 2011)
Death of a Cemetery (Jeanie Duque Dizon, US, 2012)
4 p.m., Saturday, October 20 Lugar Lang (Evan Burris Trout, Phil/US, 2012)
Darkest Night (Noel Tan & Russ Williams, Philippines/Malaysia, 2012)
6 p.m., Saturday, October 20 Pikit-Mata/Blind submission (Ronaldo C. Carballo,
12 n, Sunday, October 21 Shorts Program: Love, if possible
Ang Obrang Hindi Tapos/The unfinished masterpiece (Rembrandt Vocalan, Philippines, 2005)
The Date (Cara Mia, US, 2012)
Kasunduan/The arrangement (Joshell Montanano,
Johnny Loves Dolores (Clarissa de los Reyes, US, 2012)
2 p.m., Sunday, October 21 Quezon Kong Mahal/Quezon, my beloved
(Julianito Villasanta, Philippines, 2012)
In Bangka Ha Ut Sin Duwa Sapah/The boat between two Rivers (Sigfried Barros Sanchez, Philippines, 2012)
War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission Street, Daly City, October 26-27
6 p.m., Friday, October 26 Nico’s Sampaguita (Aaron Woolfolk, US, 2012)
Chronicles of the Order & Code Name: Dragonfly
(Ron C. Santiano, US, 2012)
12 n, Saturday, October 27 Dognapper (Victoria Donato, US)
Ganap na Babae/Garden of Eve (Rica Arevalo,
Ellen Ramos, Sarah Roxas, Philippines, 2010)
2 p.m., Saturday, October 27 Triptych (Adrian Alarilla, Philippines/US)
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa/The dance of two left feet (Alvin Yapan, Philippines, 2011)
4 p.m. Saturday, October 27 Convoy (Lawrence Sibug, Philippines, 2012)
Ka Oryang/Comrade Oryang (Sari Lluch Dalena,