SAN FRANCISCO – Manilatown Heritage Foundation will host Online Manilatown MovieTime Watch Party of two films: Pinoy Jazz (2006) and Nico’s Sampaguita (2012) on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. PST and 9 a.m. Manila time.
The screenings will be followed by a community forum with two of the producers of Pinoy Jazz, Richie Quirino and Collis Davis, and Aaron Woolfolk, director of Nico’s Sampaguita, along with Esperanza Catubig one of the writers and an actress in the same film.
Upon registration on EventBrite participants will receive a link to watch the film at 6:00 p.m. and another link to join the Panel Discussion on Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
Pinoy Jazz: The Story of Jazz in the Philippines is a 70-minute video documentary that provides the first-ever documentation of the development of jazz in the Philippines, from its infancy in 1898, when Filipinos were first exposed to Black music performed by African-American soldiers, to its present-day maturity in which musicians are turning to indigenous sources for inspiration.
Set in San Francisco’s Fillmore jazz district, Nico’s Sampaguita is about a grieving woman’s struggle with the death of her husband, a jazz saxophonist, as she tries to prevent her teenage son from making the same mistakes his father did. It was an Official Selection for over a dozen film festivals and showcases, including the Texas Independent Film Festival and the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. It won the Vancouver Award in Washington.
Manilatown MovieTime is a series of especially programmed Filipino film screenings and community discussions. Hosted by Carlos Zialcita, Manilatown MovieTime is designed to showcase Philippine and Filipino-American related movies, filmmakers, actors and crews, infusing their art and insight into our vibrant, diverse community through film. Each Manilatown MovieTime screening will features the following:
– A community discussion led by writer, poet, actor and Ethnic Studies Professor Oscar Peñaranda
– A presentation on the importance of Filipino Films in the Filipino American Community
– Meet & Greets with Actors, Directors, Cinematographers, and Filipino movie enthusiasts
For more information about Manilatown MovieTime or the Manilatown Heritage Foundation please contact us at [email protected]