June 9-17, 2017 • Full lineup below
See films that celebrate the Philippines’ distinct cinematic language, which embraces slapstick comedy, high art, and conscious melodrama. Experience stories unafraid to address political and social issues of our time.
Highlights include Across the Crescent Moon, a romance featuring the Philippines’ often overlooked Muslim community, Lav Diaz’s ambitious eight-hour ode to the Philippine Revolution, and the anticipated sequel to the hit comedy Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman and the Septic Tank).
Supporting sponsor: Consuelo Foundation
Hospitality sponsor: Aqua-Aston Hospitality
Media sponsor: The FilAm Courier
Special thanks to our community partners: Filipino Community Center of Hawaii (FilCom), the Bulacan Circle & Associates of Hawaii, the Filipino Association of University Women (FAUW), Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii (PMAH), Hawaii Filipino Lawyer's Association, Filipino and Philippine Literature Program at University Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Center of Philippine Studies at UH Mānoa, and the University of the Philppines Alumni Association of Hawaii (UPAAH).
Special thanks to the Filipino Film Festival Committee: Rickie Camara, Rose Churma, Pepi Nieva, Rhoda Yabes-Alvarez, Apolonia Stice, Tracy Larrua, Natalie Aczon, Patrick Parsons, Gabe Torno, and Ethel Ward.
Opening-night reception: June 9, 6-7:30pm. Enjoy food by the museum’s café and music and live entertainment; wine, beer, and soda are available for purchase. Across the Crescent Moon screens at 7:30pm. Tickets: $35 | $30 museum members.