Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold’s documentary, “The Search for Weng Weng,” has raised US$30,423 for the film’s post-production on the website kickstarter.com. The docu chronicles the life and times of 1980s actor Weng Weng, a pint-sized Pinoy James Bond. “It was an incredible group effort,” Leavold told the Inquirer. He hopes to tour the docu [...]
Benito Bautista’s “Harana” won the Audience Award for Documentary at the Center for Asian American Media Film Festival (formerly known as San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) held in San Francisco, California, last week. The news was relayed to Inquirer by editor Chuck Gutierrez of Voyage Studios, who worked on the film. Gutierrez [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Benito Bautista’s “Harana” won the Audience Award for Documentary at the Center for Asian American Media Film Festival held in San Francisco, California recently.
By Ruben V. Nepales
LOS ANGELES—Racist vitriol, women flinging their underwear at Arnel Pineda, private massage moments, his emotional homecoming show with Journey in Manila and more—Ramona Diaz saw and heard it all as she filmed the band on and off for three years for her documentary, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.” Set to open in the United [...]
The documentary “Harana” has finally scored a screening in filmmaker Benito Bautista’s current home base, San Francisco, California. “Harana” will premiere at the Pacific Film Archive Theater on March 16 during the Center for Asian American Media Film Festival (formerly San Francisco International Asian American Film Fest). “Harana” chronicles a Filipino-American’s quest to [...]
By Oliver M. Pulumbarit
Decades of racial discrimination in South Africa and the aftermath of apartheid are vividly recalled by key figures and observers in the History documentary “Miracle Rising: South Africa,” filmed and completed within the span of a year. “It’s more ambitious than anything we’ve done before,” said Adam MacDonald, vice president of A+E UK, a [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Filipino-American Benito Bautista’s documentary “Harana” will compete at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California, which starts Jan. 24 and ends on Feb. 13. “Harana” is featured in the Cinesonic section, which highlights “iconic musicians who have changed the sonic landscape and pushed cinema in new directions.” Bautista is one of the honorees in last December’s Inquirer Indie Bravo! Tribute.
By Christy Lemire
“The Central Park Five” takes an emotionally charged subject — the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of five black and Hispanic teenage boys for the rape of a white female jogger — and makes its case in a straightforward, detached manner.