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‘On the Job: The Missing 8’ will be screening at New York’s Museum of Modern Art

/ 12:47 PM November 11, 2021
John Arcilla, Christopher de Leon On the Job The Missing 8

John Arcilla and Christopher de Leon in “On the Job: The Missing 8.” Image: screengrab from YouTube/Reality Entertainment

Erik Matti’s acclaimed crime thriller film “On the Job: The Missing 8” is set to reach North American audiences for the first time, as it was chosen as one of the films to be exhibited in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

The director announced that the film, which first premiered at the Venice International Film Festival last September, was selected for the museum’s January 2022 exhibition, as seen on his Facebook page yesterday, Nov. 10.

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“The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York will be screening this year’s best films this coming December and January. To greet the New Year of 2022, ‘On The Job: The Missing 8’ will be screening on Jan. 2,” Matti said.

He then recalled that the 2013 original “On the Job” film was also screened at the MOMA in the past, though he was not able to come to the screening.

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“This time I will be introducing the film and will have a [question-and-answer] after the screening. It will be such an honor,” Matti told fans. “Friends and relatives in New York and the [United] States, come join us as we screen the film for the first time in North America.”

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York will be screening this year’s best films this coming December and January….

Posted by Erik Matti on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

“On the Job: The Missing 8” stars John Arcilla, Dennis Trillo, Christopher de Leon, Leo Martinez and Joey Marquez, among others. It tells the story of a journalist named Sisoy Salas (Arcilla), who looks into the disappearances of his colleagues.

Arcilla was hailed as Best Actor at the Venice International Film Festival for his performance in the film. He is the first Southeast Asian actor to win the said honor, also dubbed the Volpi Cup.

“On the Job: The Missing 8” is a sequel to the also internationally-acclaimed “On the Job,” which starred Gerald Anderson and Joel Torre. JB

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