Across the Crescent Moon

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Across the Crescent Moon


Friday Jun 09 06:00 PM
Thursday Jun 15 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Film:

Part of the Filipino Film Festival 2017

Directed by Baby Nebrida. Philippines. 2017. 130 mins. Tagalog with English subtitles.

The story revolves around a Special Action Forces exemplary agent Abbas Misani (Matteo Guidicelli), who is a devout Muslim, and his wife Emma (Alex Godinez ), whose strict Christian parents won’t accept Abbas to the family. While the film highlights the struggles of inter-faith relationships, it also reveals the menace of human trafficking. Though the action-drama story is a work of fiction, the stories depicted are inspired by true-to-life encounters of modern day slavery.

Opening-night reception: June 9, 6-7:30pm
Ticket price includes food, music, and live entertainment. Wine, beer, and soda available for purchase. Across the Crescent Moon screens at 7:30pm. $35 | $30 museum members.

Menu by Chef Benjamin Abes includes:
Chicken adobo, pork guisantes, vegetable pancit, white rice, garden salad with sweet plum vinaigrette, banana lumpia, and macaroni fruit salad.

Special guests: Join us after the opening-night screening for a discussion with writer/director Baby Nebrida, and Skype-in appearances by actor Mateo Guidicelli and former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Read the Manila Standard review.

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