THE ROSE OF MANILA

Directed by Alex Westfall

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

An imagining of the formative years of Imelda Marcos, the wife of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos. She was infamous for embezzling billions from the country to sustain her extravagant lifestyle. The fate of a young girl and an entire nation become entangled as the absent mother of a country is born.

CREDITS
Director: Alex Westfall
Writer: Alex Westfall
Producer: Miguel Jimenez, Enzo Razon
Director of Photography: Moises Zee, Alex Westfall
Editor: Alex Westfall
Production Designer: Paul Jatayna
Composer: Didier Lucceus
Sound Designer: Daniel Timmons
Cast: Polly Cabrera

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Kuwentuhan

With “kuwentuhan,” the Tagalog word for “sharing stories,” the audience has the opportunity to relate to a new perspective, affirm values for themselves, and reflect on personal experiences. From family birthday parties, to workplace anxieties, to beauty pageants; these films reveal the diverse threads that connect us. — Eseel Borlasa

Dates & Times
Past