Independent Filipino Films To Watch This Weekend In The U.S.

TFC@the Movies’ “Ang Babaeng Humayo” and Philippine American Writers and Artists’ “In Nomine Matris”

ang-babaeng-humayoAng Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left)

The Filipino movie that won the prestigious Golden Lion award in the Main Competition of the 73rdVenice International Film Festival

Inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s short story “God Sees the Truth but Waits,” the film, “Ang Babaeng Humayo” is about a woman imprisoned for decades for a crime she didn’t commit and is out to exact revenge. It is directed by the award-winning visionary director Lav Diaz co-produced by Diaz’s Sine Olivia and ABS-CBN’s indie film arm, Cinema One Originals.

“Ang Babaeng Humayo” has Charo Santos Concio, ABS-CBN chief content officer, playing lead in the nearly four hour-long film shot mostly in her hometown Calapan in the island province of Mindoro.

It also stars ABS-CBN prized talent and hailed as one of the best Filipino actors of his generation, John Lloyd Cruz.

The film is considered Santos-Concio’s return to the big screen after 17 years of absence.

The special screenings are only on November 19 and 20. For the theater list, visit


In Nomine Matris (In The Name of the Mother)

Treat yourself to a most unique musical, choreographic, and dramatic experience.
An explosion of rhythm and passion as Flamenco intersects with Filipino…

(Sa Ngalan ng Ina)
(In the Name of the Mother)

San Francisco Premiere
[HUBO Productions]

Award-Winning Film Written and Directed
by Will Fredo

Starring: Liza Diño, Biboy Ramirez, Al Gatmaitan,
with Jam Pérez, Maradee De Guzman, Bong Cabrera,
Leo Rialp, Joan Palisoc
and introducing
Tami Monsod and Clara Ramona

In the heart of Metro Manila, Mara (Liza Diño), a young dance protégé seeks to land the principal part of a dance company about to embark on a tour. On her quest to land the coveted break, a series of events turned her sense of meaning upside down, and is faced with a life changing decision. She turns to her mentor Mercedes (Clara Ramona) and her mother Ava (Tami Monsod) as she searches for answers in the beautifully loud and endlessly moving world she lives in.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

New People Cinema
1746 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Two Screenings Only: 1:30 PM, 7:15 PM

General Admission: $16.00
Special Donor Ticket: $50.00 [Includes admission to Reception at 5:15 PM with Will Fredo and Liza Diño + reserved seats for 7:15 screening]

Come to the screening and support the Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival/ PAWA.



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