Three PH films in New York Asian fest
Three Filipino films will be shown at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival, which is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema. The fest has two parts: from June 30 to July 13, screenings will be held at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street), and from July 14 to 16 at SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street)—both in the Big Apple.
Mikhail Red’s “Birdshot,” which is the fest’s Centerpiece Gala, is included in the main competition section, vying for the top prize.
Also to be showcased in the fest are Jet Leyco’s “Town in a Lake (Matangtubig)” and Avid Liongoren’s “Saving Sally,” as part of the fest’s continuing “efforts to champion films from Southeast Asia … the Philippines, in particular.”
The fest will feature 57 films this year. Dubbed the “leading festival of popular Asian cinema,” this annual event “selects only the best, strangest and
most entertaining movies to screen for New York audiences.” —BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.
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