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Four Filipino classic films to be shown at SF Main Library

/ 05:04 AM August 03, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — For the celebration of the Centenary of Philippine Cinema, 2017-2019 and the 25thAnniversary of the Filipino Arts & Cinema International (FACINE), one-time screening of four Philippine classic films will be held at the Latino/Hispanic Community Room, Lower Level/Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco.

Co-presented with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Jo Atienza, and the Filipino American Center (FAC) of the San Francisco Public Library, the special program, PINOY KLASIKS, will screen Manuel Conde’s Genghis Khan, 1950; Richard Abelardo’s Mutya ng Pasig(Pasig Maiden), 1950; Ishmael Bernal’s Pagdating sa Dulo(At the Top), 1971; and Lino Brocka’s Insiang, 1976.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Mutya ng Pasig(Pasig Maiden). A supernatural melodrama of a woman’s misfortune and suffering interwoven with the legend of the Pasig River.


2:30 pm – 4:30 pm:Insiang.A beautiful young woman is raped by her mother’s lover, and learns how to exact revenge.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm:Pagdating sa Dulo. (At the top). A taxi dancer and a taxi driver are plucked out of poverty and anonymity by a commercial film director.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Genghis Khan. Temujin, later becoming Genghis Khan, is wise, sometimes cunning, he goes through several heroic episodes, competing at the Man of Men contest, falling in love with the enemy general’s daughter and trying to restore his devastated hometown.


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