"Without doubt...one of the cinematic events of the year." –Joseph Mangat
Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, 2013 Cannes Film Festival
The West Coast Premiere of:
'Norte, The End Of History' (2013) (Trailer below)
(Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
From the SD Asian Film Festival site:
"Lav Diaz, “the godfather” of the Philippine New Wave – an unfettered and vibrant movement that rejects the commercial impulses of Philippine cinema for a more self-aware and socially critical one – has made a masterpiece with 'Norte, The End Of History'. A study of morality, justice, religion, and family, 'Norte' reinvents Crime and Punishment, alludes to works by Jose Rizal, and is an allegory for Ferdinand Marcos, who grew up in Ilocos Norte and at 21 years old was prosecuted for murder."
"It’s a bold film with a sprawl of unforgettable characters. There’s a law school dropout who impresses his friends with his polemics against nationalism and capitalism. There’s a DVD peddler and his family. And then there’s the town loan shark who connects many of the characters, especially when she is violently killed."
"'Norte' is a masterpiece for its breadth and grace, encompassing the ideas of Diaz’s previous work and to some an extent the ideas of the movement. This is his most accessible film yet, with color photography and a relatively short running time for the notorious marathon filmmaker. Yet, this is filmmaking at its most uncompromising, infusing emotional intensity, humanism, and narrative zest to Diaz’s usual intellectual and political rigor, making this without doubt one of the cinematic events of the year." –Joseph Mangat
Lav Diaz / Philippines / 2013 / drama, experimental / 250 mins / Tagalog with English subtitles / West Coast Premiere
Event Host: Robb
Special Note: Tickets may sell out...so you'll want to order them online ahead of time at the following link: Click Here For Tickets
Also, Please Note: This film is 4-hours long...so prepare for that timeframe.
When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of Digital Gym Cinema at 5:45pm and head into the theater at 6:00pm. The movie starts at 6:15pm. If you don't get there until after 6:00pm...no problem...you can either find us in the theater or look for us in the lobby after the film.
After the Film: We might swing by somewhere close to chat and have a drink if enough folks are up for it.