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Award-Winning Documentaries Set to Be Screened at Cinematografo International Film Festival Featured

Award-Winning Documentaries Set to Be Screened at Cinematografo International Film Festival

 

 

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NOVEMBER 09-12, 2017 • AMC DINE-IN KABUKI 8 THEATERS

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARIES

Searing documentaries that depict the stories of individuals and the society we live in. Watch these powerful chronicles of the human condition, created by filmmakers from the U.S. and from the Philippines, at the inaugural Cinematografo International Film Festival from November 9-12 at the AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8 Theaters in San Francisco.

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CURIOSITY, ADVENTURE & LOVE

Sunshine de Leon, 2016, 52 mins

November 11, Saturday 5:15PM

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Starting with her migration to the Philippines in the 1930s, American centenarian Jessie Lichauco shares her vivid memories of her marriage with a Filipino lawyer and her insights on the cruelty of war, survival and strength of the human spirit. 

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DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY

Ramona Diaz, 2012, 105 mins

November 10, Friday 8:30PM

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A testimony to YouTube’s cyberpower to discover musical talents, this documentary details how Arnel Pineda got fished out of obscurity and landed a gig that changed the course of his life – being the front man of the iconic American band Journey.

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IMELDA

Ramona Diaz, 2003, 103 mins

NOVEMBER 10, FRIDAY, 11AM

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“The people need a role model. They need a star, especially in the dark of the night.” Ramona Diaz’s debut film illustrates the life of Imelda Marcos as she ascends from being an impoverished child in the province to becoming the richest and most celebrated First Lady of the country.

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GIVE UP TOMORROW

Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco, 95 mins

NOVEMBER 10, FRIDAY 5:45PM

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This documentary centers on the ensuing trial of Paco Larranaga, along with six other young men, accused of a murder case of two Filipino-Chinese girls. Filmmakers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco probe the hostile delivery of justice and obstruction of truth brought about by an overly bureaucratic leadership, media sensationalism and racial profiling.

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MOTHERLAND

Ramona Diaz, 2017, 95 mins

NOVEMBER 11, SATURDAY 7:30PM

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For her fifth feature length documentary, director Ramona Diaz reinforces her niche in the industry as a driving force in documentary cinema. The film takes us into an almost claustrophobic yet intimate experience inside one of the world’s busiest maternity wards, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila.

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OUT RUN

S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons, 2016, 75 mins

NOVEMBER 10, FRIDAY 1:45PM

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Co-directed by S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons, the film captures a significant event in the history of Philippine politics when the world’s first and only LGBT political party called Ladlad, attempts to elect a transgender woman to the Philippine Congress.

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SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN

Baby Ruth Villanueva, 2016, 95 mins

NOVEMBER 12, SUNDAY 3:45PM

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Director Baby Ruth Villarama follows the lives of five Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong as they juggle between the harsh realities of their working situation and the sense of empowerment they get from joining beauty pageants on Sundays. 

ABOUT CINEMATOGRAFO

The first annual Cinematografo International Film Festival and Industry Forum is a film exhibition series designed to elevate and showcase emerging Filipino and Filipino-American talent to the global stage.

Cinematografo International Film Festival aims to foster, nurture, and inspire filmmakers from the Filipino diaspora, giving them full support in any way possible.

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