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AMIGO Opening Night Movie Premiere and VIP Reception - Benefit for FilAm ARTS / FPAC 20


Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)

AMIGO Opening Night Movie Premiere and VIP Reception -...

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General Admission
Includes exclusive screening with Q&A, and admission to post-screening VIP Reception with lead actor Joel Torre. Refreshments will be served at VIP Reception.
Ended $35.00 $1.69
FilAm ARTS Legacy Donor
Includes General Admission ticket plus all FilAm ARTS Legacy Donor benefits for FPAC 20 on Sept 10-11 (
Ended $100.00 $0.00
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Event Details

FilAm ARTS logo

Invites you to the Opening Night of


Starring Joel Torre and Academy Award ® Winner Chris Cooper

on Friday, August 19, 2011
 7:00pm           Screening with Q&A
              9:30pm          VIP Reception with Joel Torre
(Refreshments will be served.  VIP Reception not available to regular Laemmle ticket holders.)

Space is limited -- Advance ticket purchase highly recommended.
You won't want to miss this special premiere event!

LAEMMLE MONICA 4 – Santa Monica, CA

Proceeds benefit the programs of FilAm ARTS, including the
20th Anniversary Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture
(FPAC 20) on September 10-11, 2011

FPAC 20 logoVariance Films logoAmigo - A Film by John Sayles

Please join FilAm ARTS for a Benefit screening of a Philippine-American co-production, the acclaimed new film, AMIGO, produced by Maggie Renzi, and written and directed by pioneering independent filmmaker John Sayles, the Oscar-nominated writer/director of such films as “Lone Star,” “Matewan,” “Passion Fish,” and “Eight Men Out.”  It features a stellar cast that includes such Filipino acting greats as Joel Torre, Bembol Roco, Rio Locsin and Ronnie Lazaro-- along with veteran American actors like Chris Cooper (Oscar-winner for “Adaptation”), Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, and Yul Vasquez (a current Tony nominee performing on Broadway). 

AMIGO is that rare important film, as it addresses the Philippine-American War in 1900, a long forgotten chapter in our history.  Writer-director Sayles—who researched and read over a hundred books on this subject in various languages—acknowledged the reality that the Philippine-American War is a little-known event and not properly chronicled, even in the Philippines itself.  As such, AMIGO is a film that’s more than just entertainment—it can serve as a viable educational tool, one that can enlighten and edify Filipinos and Americans of all ages, from students to seniors, and in the process, bridge the understanding between two cultures and across generations, past and future.  Shot in Bohol and already endorsed by the Department of Education in the Philippines, AMIGO opens on Friday, August 19th across major U.S cities.

The screening / Q&A will be followed by an exclusive VIP Reception featuring renowned Filipino acting legend Joel Torre (plays the lead role of "Rafael") and other special guests.  Refreshments will be served.  (VIP Reception available only to FilAm ARTS Benefit ticket holders.)

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When & Where

Laemmle Santa Monica
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)

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FilAm ARTS is a multi-disciplinary community arts organization whose mission is to advance the understanding of the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos in the United States.  FilAm ARTS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible.

FilAm ARTS proudly presents the 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), the largest showcase of its kind in Southern California.  The 22nd Annual FPAC takes place this year on September 7-8, 2013 at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California.

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