Tickets are $10 general admission and available here.
All non-English language films contain English subtitles, unless otherwise noted.
Florentine Hubaldo, CTE
Friday, April 27 / 6pm – Introduced by Lav Diaz
A Dickensian portrait of poverty, greed and the psychological effects of colonialism, this social drama interweaves the stories of a farmer and his dying wife, a young woman who is forced into prostitution and two poor laborers who leave the city to hunt for treasure.
Death in the Land of Encantos
Saturday, April 28 / 12pm – Intro and Q&A with Diaz
Beginning with the Rilke quote, “Beauty is the beginning of terror,” Diaz’s haunting meditation on art and madness visits the Philippines’ eastern Bicol region in the wake of the monstrous Super Typhoon Durian and follows three artists as they wander the ravaged landscape in search of art’s purpose in such times of suffering.
A Conversation with Lav Diaz
Saturday, May 5 / 12pm – *Free and open to the public
Diaz talks with Sukhdev Sandhu, film critic for The Telegraph (UK), contributor to The Guardian and Associate Professor of English at New York University.
Century of Birthing
Saturday, May 5 / 1:15pm – Intro and Q&A with Diaz
Telling three seemingly unrelated tales about a struggling filmmaker, a rural pseudo-Christian cult and a nun who leaves her order, this poetic tapestry is a transfixing meditation on the roles of the artist, the prophet and the acolyte.
I was late to catch up to this, as they had already screened Evolution of a Filipino Family last Saturday.
If you are in NYC, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see his films, plus $10 for each film that is 6 hours++ is a good deal.
Have fun all you jerks in New York.