Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis | New Filipino Cinema 2017
Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery) Screening Room Sat, Sep 2, 12PM Sun, Sep 3, 12PM See more at https://ybca.org/whats-on/hele-sa-hiwagang-hapis Master filmmaker Lav Diaz turns his eye on revolutionary times with a movie that seamlessly blends real history with some of the country's seminal tales and legends. Simoun and Isagani (Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz), characters from national hero Jose Rizal's El Filibusterismo (1891), escape into the wilderness following the events of the novel. Meanwhile, Gregoria de Jesus (Hazel Orencio), wife of revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio, goes in search of her husband's corpse, only to be waylaid by mischievous forest creatures. In this nexus of reality and fiction emerges a mournful wail for the state of the Philippine Republic, and a defiant cry of hope for future generations of Filipinos. Presented with a one-hour intermission at 4pm. (2016, 485 min) Marathon screening special! Visitors who stick with us through the full 8-hour film will receive a special prize. Part of: New Filipino Cinema 2017 Aug 17 - Sep 3, 2017 Screening Room The sixth annual edition of this showcase of independent cinema from the Philippines is, in part, a response to the current political climate. In the past year, "macho" president Rodrigo Duterte has been working to consolidate power, and reports of flagrant human rights abuses and strict social controls have skyrocketed. These films provide a broad look at social and political life in the Philippines today, from an in-person presentation about the war on drugs with photojournalist Raffy Lerma, to a film about transforming Filipina domestic workers into beauty queens, to an eight-hour marathon mourning the current state of the nation and a defiant cry of hope for the future. Though not as widely known as it deserves to be, independent cinema in the Philippines is remarkably vibrant and creative. Mirroring the country itself--which is made up of thousands of little islands, each with its own culture, dialect, and people--this showcase provides a snapshot of a huge range of artistic achievement. Co-curated by Philbert Dy and YBCA Film/Video Curator Joel Shepard. All films are shown digitally, in their original languages with English subtitles. Thu, Aug 17, 7:30PM and Sun, Aug 27, 2PM: Sunday Beauty Queen | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 18, 4PM and Sat, Aug 26, 2PM: Forbidden Memory | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 18, 7PM and Fri, Aug 25, 5:30PM: Apocalypse Child | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 18, 9PM and Thu, Aug 31, 7:30PM: Seklusyon | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Aug 19, 8PM and Thu, Aug 24, 7:30PM: Bliss | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 20, 1PM: Inside The War On Drugs | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 20, 3PM and Sun, Aug 27, 7PM: Hamog | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 20, 5PM and Fri, Sep 1, 5:30PM: Lily | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Fri, Aug 25, 7:30PM: Ma'Rosa | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Aug 26, 4PM: Patay Na Si Hesus | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sat, Aug 26, 7PM and Fri, Sep 1, 7:30PM: Mercury is Mine | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Sun, Aug 27, 4PM: Pagdating Sa Dulo | New Filipino Cinema 2017 See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit ybca.org Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!