Friday, March 8
US Navy Heritage Center
$12 in advance HERE or at the door
US Premiere / In Tagalog with English Subtitles
Screens with LIFELESS #BeingKindaDeadSortaSucks, USA/2012/28:46/directed by VP Boyle
Set in a decadent world in the city’s slums, death becomes a provider people run sakla operations (illegal gambling) during wakes for the dead, exploiting the dead in order to generate income and pay for burials. A funeral parlor owner sells an unidentified body to Makoy, who, along with his reluctant brother, Abet, to hold a three-week long fake wake holding the illegal saklaan. An intriguing tale with a final “twist of the knife.”
Cast: Kristoffer King, Kristoffer Martin, Tanya Gomez, Kim Komatsu, Diva Montelaba and Angelita Raymundo Produced by JD Beales and Josabeth Alonso.
Director Paul Sta. Ana graduated with a degree in Philosophy but decided to pursue a career in media. He won the Best Screenplay award for the film, Mayohan (Maytime) in the 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and garnered a nomination for Best Screenplay from the Young Critics Circle and the Gawad Urian for the film Bisperas (Trespassers) in 2012.
Screens with LIFELESS #BEINGKINDADEADSORTASUCKS
USA / 2012 / 28:46mins / directed by VP Boyle
A musical about eight high school grads who accidentally spill Extra-Strength-Blue-Plummer-Gel into their party punch and wake up undead.