What’s the word on Cinematografo International Film Festival which kicks off tomorrow, November 9, at the AMC Dine-In Kabuki in San Francisco?

 

1) San Francisco Classical Voice (SFCV) features “Ang Larawan” (The Portrait), the Opening Film for Cinematografo tomorrow, November 9, at 6pm, at AMC Dine-in Kabuki Theatres, 1881 Post Street, Japantown, San Francisco

 

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“I welcome the beautifully stylish film, Ang Larawan (The Portrait) to the AMC Kabuki 8 Theaters on Nov. 9, at the opening of the inaugural Cinematografo International Film Festival and Industry Forum. The event is dedicated to emerging and established Filipino and Filipino-American film and television.”Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice

Candida (Joanna Ampil) in Ang Larawan | Courtesy of CIFF

 

The two sisters in Ang Larawan: Paula (Rachel Alejandro) and Candida (Joanna Ampil), with her back to the camera | Courtesy of CIFF

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2) READ ABOUT CINEMATOGRAFO ON SF/ARTS

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This is what SF/Arts curator Sura Wood had to say about Cinematografo:

 

“A new series promoting aspiring and established Filipino-American filmmakers makes its debut with “Motherland,” the latest work by Ramona Diaz, along with a retrospective of her eclectic docs such as “Imelda,” about Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines infamous for, among other things, her vast footwear collection, and “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” the rousing saga of the discovery of Arnel Pineda, front man for the rock band Journey.”

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3) READ PAM GRADY’S INSIGHTFUL WRITE-UP ON CINEMATOGRAFO ON SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE.

New festival celebrates Filipino and Filipino American movies
By Pam Grady

4) WATCH WHAT MANNY THE MOVIE GUY WROTE ABOUT CINEMATOGRAFO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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“I am so excited about this upcoming film festival! It’s a film exhibition series and networking event designed to elevate and showcase emerging Filipino and Filipino-American talent, films and television content to the world stage.” – Manny The Movie Guy

Watch award winners like “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (The Woman Who Left), the documentary “Out Run” and more!

For screenings, industry panels/forums, schedules, tickets and more, visit http://cinematografofilmfestival.com/

About Cinematografo
The festival is named after ‘Cinematografo’ — the first movie theater in the Philippines, that opened in August of 1897. From this grand establishment was born a rich heritage of celebrating films and the venue introduced Filipinos to the custom of going to the movies. The new film festival in San Francisco aims to continue this tradition wherever Filipinos may be, and intends to draw in a wider audience of Asian American and independent cinephiles and movie lovers across the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.

Co-presenting partners to date include the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, CAAM (Center for Asian American Media), SFFilm, and ABS-CBN Foundation International.

Cinematografo Film Festival and Industry Forum is led by Festival and Exhibitions Director Miguel Sevilla, Executive Director and ABS-CBN Global Head of film distribution Theatricals and North America Production John Lazatin, advised by producer and former film festival executive Corey Tong, and represented by Larsen Associates, all based in San Francisco.

About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was founded in the U.S. in April 1994. Based in Daly City, California (San Francisco Bay Area), its flagship product, The Filipino Channel (TFC), made it the first and most successful Filipino content distribution company in the U.S. The company offers original Filipino content on cable, satellite, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, live events, theatricals, retail, money remittance and cargo services, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home.

 

 

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