Los Otros

DIM Cinema presents a double-bill evening of Philippines-made feature works by filmmakers Shireen Seno and John Torres, plus a selection of short works by Miko Revereza.

The program contemplates what it means to be both in and ‘of’ a place while interrogating nationalisms and the lasting effects of Western imperialism. America’s checkered past of influence in Southeast Asia forms the backdrop: as a cultural measuring post in Seno’s experimental feature Big Boy; and in Torres’s latest film, People Power Bombshell, as the catalyzing force for a fictional account of Vietnamese refugees fleeing to the Philippines. As prelude to each feature, short works by Miko Revereza, an emerging voice in Filipino-American filmmaking, have been selected as contemplative inscriptions of direct commentary, and for awareness of how national identity traverses literal borders.

Programmed by Allison Collins

 

 

 

 

 

Big Boy
Philippines 2012. Dir: Shireen Seno. 89 min. DCP

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Disintegration 93-96
USA 2017. Dir: Miko Revereza. 5 min. DCP

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
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People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose
Philippines 2016. Dir: John Torres. 89 min. DCP

— preceded by —

 

 

 

 

Droga!
USA 2013. Dir: Miko Revereza. 8 min. DCP

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:00pm
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