‘Batang West Side’ finds a home
Lav Diaz’s “Batang West Side” has a new home. The family of producer Tony Veloria turned over 30 cans (two print copies, subtitled and nonsubtitled) of the five-hour movie to the National Film Archive. “The prints will be saved … for future generations,” Diaz said. Negative masters and a print copy are in the Vienna (Austrian) Film Museum for safekeeping, said Diaz. Veloria died in a bus accident in 2012. Bayani San Diego Jr.
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