FREE THURSDAYS: Manila in the Claws of Light

FREE THURSDAYS: Manila in the Claws of Light

Director: Lino Brocka

1975, The Philippines, 124 min

Language: Tagalog w/ French and English subtitles

 

Presented by: The Park School of Baltimore

This film will be introduced by Ramona Diaz, award-winning Asian-American filmmaker and parent of Park School alumna



Program Notes

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