Film

Apocalypse Child

Aug 18 2017 — Aug 25 2017
Fri, Aug 25
5:30PM
$10
Part of
New Filipino Cinema 2017
Description
dir. Mario Cornejo
It is said that the production of Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) brought surfing to the shores of Baler, where much of the film was shot.

But this is just one of many stories told about Baler, a place on the country’s eastern coast that is highly prone to myth and invention. Apocalypse Child explores the town’s relationship with its stories through the eyes of an outsider who has fallen in love with a surfing instructor said to have a (hint hint) very famous father. In the ensuing chaos of emotions, the film reveals a people still living with their colonial legacies, stuck riding the waves into the rocky shores of a traumatic past. (2016, 95 min)

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Credits

Official sponsor: SOMA Pilipinas
Program partners: FACINE—Filipino Arts & Cinema, International, Filipino American Arts Exposition, and Kularts

New Filipino Cinema is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

YBCA programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by the James Irvine Foundation.

Additional funding for YBCA programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor