José Rizal Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998, 178 min.
Sunday, March 26, 3:00 pm.
Directors’ Guild Theater of America,
110 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
This riveting epic probes the tribulations and martyrdom of José Rizal, the Filipino writer and national hero who was executed by the Spanish and apotheosized by the Americans. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya will introduce and discuss the film.
Made possible by the support of Dr. John C. Weber and GMA Films. Bontoc Eulogy. Marlon Fuentes, 1995, 60 min.
Bontoc Eulogy, Merlon Fuentes, 1995, 670 min.
Mababango’ng Bangungot/Perfumed Nightmare
Kidlat Tahimik, 1977, 90 min.
Saturday, April 15, 4:30 pm. Cantor Film Center,
New York University, 36 East 8th Street
This double bill features Bontoc Eulogy, a personal story about the Filipino experience at the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904, where 1,100 indigenous peoples were brought to America for display in the Philippine Reservation, and Mababango’ng Bangungot/Perfumed Night-mare (in Tagalog with English subtitles), which follows a young Filipino on a jaunt through Europe as he awakens to his colonial upbringing.