Rita Gomez plays a stripper fed up with her lot in life. Luckily, or so it seems at first, she is discovered by a movie director (Eddie Garcia) and put on a path to stardom. Bernal always had a rebellious, subversive streak that added fascinating nuance to his films. Within the context of this exploration of the toxicity of show business, he reveals the greater tyrannies of a society on the verge of martial law. (1971, 117 min)
Regular Admission: $10
Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
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