Festival spotlights Filipino films

Lovi Poe in ‘Aswang’

Film enthusiasts, students and the general public have until November 15th to catch the International Film Festival Manhattan at the Quad Cinemas on 13th Street.

Among the selections for this year’s festival is a special spotlight on the Philippines featuring critically-acclaimed independent films. Five feature films will be shown:

“Busong” Dir: Auraeus Solito starring Alessandra De Rossi
“Thelma” Dir: Paul Soriano starring Maja Salvador
“Haruo” Dir: Adolfo Alix Jr. starring Jacky Woo (Bubble Gang) who
will be at the screening (with short film from the YouTube sensation
Moymoy Palaboy)
“The Caregiver” Dir: Will Fredo starring Liza Dino (who will be both at the screening)
“Aswang” Dir: Jerrold Tarog starring Lovi Poe and Paulo Avelino

There are other films with Philippine themes:

Sunday, November 11 at 1PM Feature Documentary: “Money & Honey”
Monday, November 12 at 1PM Short: “Alibi”
Monday, November 12 at 940PM Short: “The Brothers of Kappa Pi”
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 510 PM Short: “The Last Farewell”
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 940PM Music Video “Pakiusap”
Tues Nov 13, 2012 at 940PM Music video: Hustisya
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1PM Feature Documentary: “The Bladed Hand”
(Filipino Martial Arts) Dir: Jay Ignacio (with short: “Espionage”)
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3PM Short: “A Second”
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 3PM Short “The Rapist”
Thurs Nov 15 at 940PM Short: “Born to Dance this Way”

“IFFM knows that there is still a lot of suffering happening in the shorelines of Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and in the shorelines of New Jersey. IFFM wishes that our festival will be a source of healing to the New York area,” said founders Luis Pedron and Gerry Balasta.

For the complete schedule, visit www.iffmnewyork.com.

Alessandra de Rossi in ‘Busong’

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