Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bunot at the FACINE16: the 16th annual Filipino American Cinefest

FACINE16: the 16th annual filipino american cinefest
Start Time: Friday, November 20, 2009 at 1:00pm
End Time: Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 5:00pm
Location: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library

The FACINE festival is the longest-running festival of its kind in North America that features films by and/or about Filipino/a and Filipino/a Americans. Now on its 16th year, the festival runs for two days, November 20-21, 2009 at the San Francisco Main Library.

Artistic Director/Film programmer: Mauro Feria Tumbocon, Jr.

Schedule of screenings:

Friday, November 20, 1-5 pm

Our stories from the 'hood
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Legend (Mark Villegas, dir & prod; 5 min, 2009)

Got Book? Auntie Helen's Gift of Books (Florante Pete Ibanez, dir; UCLA Department of World Arts & Culture/Center for EthnoCommunications , prod; 8:45 min, 2005) - short documentary on Helen Brown, the founder of Pilipino American Reading Room & Library

Sounds of a New Hope (Eric Tandoc, dir; Mass Movement & Sine Patriotiko, prods; 41 min, 2009) - Tandoc follows Filipino American rap artist, Kiwi, through his work with youth both in the US and the Philippines where he uses music to raise political consciousness.

In a weird, crazy world of my neighbors:
Hilarity ensues when Filipinos celebrate reunion;
imagination soars through moments of craziness and mayhem.
2:00-3:00 p.m.

The Reunion (Pio Candelaria, dir/prod; 3 min, 2009)
The San Miguel Family Reunion (Theophilus Jamal & Joel Rosal, dirs; MojaStudio & PhlipFLIX Productions, prods; 14:23 min, 2008)
Alice, Interrupted (Theophilus Jamal, dir; MojaStudio LLC, prod; 10 min, 2009) – A special preview screening
Bunot/Husk (Ivy Universe Baldoza, dir/prod; 7:08 min, 2008)
Nekro (Crisostomo Juan Andaluz, dir; Carl and Carl Productions, prod; 19:01 min, 2008)

Special Premiere US screening
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Handumanan/Remembra nce (Seymour Barros-Sanchez, dir; Red Room Productions, prod; 85 min, 2009)
Filipina model/actress ChinChin Gutierrez stars as romance novelist faces the difficult changes in her career and life.

Saturday, November 21, 10 am-5 pm

The Filipino, undaunted
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Gami dad Lnumfig/We, the Oppressed (Nerve Macaspac, Audrey Beltran, dir; 32 min, 2008)
- The indigenous peoples of the Philippines are still a people suffering from neglect and discrimination.

Kinulayang Kiti/Hand-painted feathers (Richard Legaspi, dir; Red Room Productions, prod; 24 min, 2009)
- A young boy yearns to have his own painted chick believing that it can bring back the life of his father shot in a picketline.

The Momentary Enemy (Angel Velasco-Shaw, dir/prod; 24:30 min, 2008)
An experimental documentary that explores a century's worth of war rhetoric and filmic representation from the dawn of last century's Philippine-American War to Vietnam and the Iraq War. Features interviews with Reynaldo Ileto, Howard Zinn and Ninotchka Rosca.

What of woman, herself empowered
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Life Begins at O'Farrell Street (Peggy Peralta, dir/prod; 3 min, 2005)
Hello, My Name is Clarisse (Peggy Peralta, dir/prod; 3 min, 2005)
Killeg/Long life (Golda Mae Bao-ag Pay-ong, dir; University of Makati Film Society, prod; 9:52 min, 2008)
Soledad is Gone Forever (Mabel Valdivieso, dir; Cesar Viana Teague/Haiku Films, prod; 14 min, 2006)
Always Faithful (Sam Wellington, dir/prod; in association with South of Ten, Abyssinian Moon Productions, Palindrome Pictures, prods; Esperanza Catubig, star; 13 min, 2008)

12:30-1:00 p.m.

Special US Premiere screening
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Puntod/Baby' s tomb (Cesar Apolinario, dir; Arlyn de la Cruz/ADC Productions, prod; 111 min, 2009)
A daughter of Manila's slums dreams of having a dignified burial space for her mother, forges deep friendships with an old blind man and other children.

Special US Premiere screening
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Anacbanua/The child of the sun (Christopher Gozum, dir; Sine Caboloan, prod; 105 min, 2009)
The filmmaker's love letter to his province, Pangasinan, in text and stunning visuals.

All films are either in English or in different Filipino languages (Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinan, etc.) with English subtitles.

A short Q&A with filmmakers in attendance follows after all screenings.

All screenings are FREE to public.

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