FREE THURSDAYS: Manila in the Claws of Light
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Director: Lino Brocka
Presented by: The Park School of Baltimore
1975, The Philippines, 124 min
Language: Tagalog w/ French and English subtitles
PARK AT THE PARKWAY: MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT
Community Night Screening – Free and Open to the Public
Presented by MdFF with Support from The Park School of Baltimore
Free admission! This recently restored classic of Filipino cinema will be introduced by acclaimed Baltimore-based documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz (IMELDA, MOTHERLAND), award-winning Asian-American filmmaker and parent of Park School alumna.
ABOUT THE FILM: Julio Madiaga goes to the city to look for his long lost love, Ligaya Paraiso. His search leads to a radical shift in his character – from a naive country boy to an angry young man thirsting for justice.
“A brave and extraodinary picture.”–Martin Scorsese
“The vicious depredations of the urban jungle have rarely been bared with such fierce clarity as in this 1975 melodrama, directed by Lino Brocka.”–Richard Brody, The New Yorker