3 Filipino films to be shown at the Third World Film Festival in San Jose


SAN JOSE, California–Three Filipino films will be presented at the Third World  Indie Film Festival (TWIFF) on September 20-22 at the Century Theaters in Fremont–“Alagwa (Breakaway),” “Johnny Loves Dolores” and “Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage.”

Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Award-winning “Alagwa (Breakaway)” uncovers the dark facets of the underground business of human trafficking in the Philippines. Directed by Ian Lorenos and starring Jericho Rosales and Bugoy Carino, “Alagwa (Breakaway)” received the TWIFF Best Narrative Feature award.

“Johnny Loves Dolores” is the story of two Filipino immigrants in New York City that form an unconventional relationship. It is directed by Clarissa delos Reyes and stars Princess Punzalan and Paul Arellano. There is a Q&A Session with Punzalan after the first TWIFF screening of “Johnny Loves Dolores.”

Directed by Mona Lisa Yuchengo, “Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage” paints a fascinating portrait of the first lady of Philippine cinema. Diaz-Abaya was one of the most successful and inspiring directors, producers, and teachers from the Philippines. Yuchengo showcased Diaz-Abaya’s life and career in “Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage.”

All three Filipino Films are showing at the Century Theaters in Fremont, CA. Audiences can purchase a TWIFF Day Pass for $20. Below are the showtimes for the three Filipino films.

“Alagwa (Breakaway)”: September 20 (4:00pm, 6:00pm), September 21 (10:00am, 8:20pm), and September 22 (1:25pm, 5:45pm).

“Johnny Loves Dolores”: September 20 (3:10pm, 7:30pm), September 21 (1:20pm), and September 22 (5:15pm). The Q&A with Punzalan is after the September 20 (3:10pm) showing.

“Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage”: September 21 (3:00pm).

To reserve tickets please call 408 907 6925 or email:

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  • reddfrog

    “Third World” hahahahahahahahahahaha!

    • slicenziuten

      sino pa bang best na mag-dediscriminate sa pinoy kundi kapwa pinoy (pinoy expats sa tate for that matter), pangalanan daw ba ng ganyana ang film festival hihihi! sakit sa tyan.

      “for sale fresh chicken – a product by ‘bocha meat products inc.'”

  • pepito gwaps

    Talagang ginawang title pa talaga na ” third world Indie” … parang yong nabasa kong program sa 1 kompanya sa kanilang bulletin board that says, ” Reading comprehension for the Illiterate” then may kasunod pang “Kindly signify if you are interested.” …nga naman buhay ng tao parang life

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