Come to an exclusive pre-release screening of the film "Heneral Luna" by Jerrold Tarog on Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 PM at the Marina Theater in San Francisco. This is a fundraising event for the Third Filipino American International Book Festival happening on October 2-4, 2015. The film itself will not be released in the Philippines until September 9, 2015, and commercially in the U.S. until October 2015. Presented by PAWA/FilBookFest, FACINE, Arkipelago Books, The Hinabi Project, Carayan Press, FANHS-San Francisco.
Buy a ticket and support this one-of-a-kind festival. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and senior citizens (age 55 years and up). If you don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may still buy a ticket for a friend or relative living in and around San Francisco and still help support the festival and give the experience of the movie to someone.
The movie was recently screened in New York at the Asian American International Film Festival and was well-received. For more information about Heneral Luna, watch the released trailers, and to purchase a ticket, visit the FilBookFestival website: http://filbookfestival.org/page2/page3/luna.html
“I was blown away by HENERAL LUNA. A film like this is a gift. From the initial choice of history as its subject matter to the clear commitment to question the meaning of nation, from the details in the wardrobe and the quality of the tableaux, the casting, the cinematography, the dramatic tension and the clever pictorial allusions to a forgotten and controversial past, this movie offers not just students and teachers but all country-loving Filipinos, both enjoyment and enlightenment.”
—Ramon C. Sunico, award-winning poet/author/editor
"HENERAL LUNA is a powerful film that will resonate with viewers everywhere. Amazingly crafted and wonderfully acted, HENERAL LUNA tells an incredible story. It is truly a world class epic film. You must see it in a theater to appreciate its nuanced glory."
—Steven DeMille, Chief Marketing Officer, Inception Media Group USA
“HENERAL LUNA is a powerful examination not only of one man’s life but, more significantly, of the theme that Filipinos are their own worst enemies—a theme that resonates mightily in these times, when the body politic seems to perennially vote for politicians who almost unfailingly betray the public good.”
—Luis Francia, writer/historian/columnist (Philippine Inquirer)