Thursday, Oct 3 2019, 7 PM @ The Alliance Française de Chicago
SIGNAL ROCK | Chicago Premiere celebrating the Filipino History Month. Co-presented with Fylpro.org - A Network of leaders passionate about the Filipino heritage and advocate for initiatives, programs, and causes that advance US and Philippine relations.)
Introduction and Q&A with Lead Actor Christian Bables - BRIGHT STAR AWARD Recipient
Guest moderator: Louella Cabalona
The Philippines | 2018 | 127 Minutes | Blu-ray | In Tagalog w/English subtitles
Director/Producer: Chito S. Roño
Starring: Christian Bables, Daria Ramirez, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado, Elora Españo
Film Source: Regal Entertainment Inc.
“Signal Rock is the latest film by well-established director Chito S. Roño, shot again in his native Samar, on a small island, where he had shot Badil in 2013. A remote island, where women go far away to find a foreign husband, and where life is not so different of what it was decades ago. With his usual craft, Chito Roño tells the story of a young boy, Intoy, trying to help his sister, expatriated in Finland, to win a child custody battle. Signal Rock, or how to find the signal, is an amazing experience, beautifully shot by great cinematographer Neil Daza, and a comment on different ways of communication.” –Mex Tessier, Udine Far East Film Festival.
Actor Christian Bables, already won Best Supporting Actor Award at multiple festivals for his trans woman character “Barbs” in the movie Die Beautiful, was declared Best Leading Actor at the 5th Hanoi International Film Festival for his character “Intoy” in the movie Signal Rock.
“Signal Rock’s greatest strength, aside from Neil Daza’s crisp cinematography and a naturalistic, connective central performance by Bables, is its unapologetic emotion.” - Elizabeth Kerr, hollywoodreporter.com
Tickets are $25 (includes Meet & Greet Reception). Net proceeds of this event will benefit Fylpro.org. Purchase tickets at Fylpro.org/signalrockmovie
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