Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21

Introduction and Q&A with Director Raya Martin
The Philippines | 2017 | 112 Minutes | DCP
In English and Tagalog w/English subtitles
Genre: Crime Drama

Director: Raya Martin
Starring: Nonie Buencamino, Sid Lucero, Bembol Roco, Carla Humphries
Film Source: Dark Star Pictures

On the first Saturday of every month, a serial-killer kidnaps and mutilates street children in the slums of Manila. But in a city of millions of people, nobody cares about a victim who’s just one more nameless kid. With the help of journalist Joanna Bonifacio, Father Gus and his colleague Father Jerome investigate the murders. Adapted from the award-winning, bestselling novel of the same name by Filipino author F.H. Batacan, director Martin tells the story of Smaller and Smaller Circles in a “rigorous and precise manner...illustrating the best and worst of human nature.” The film highlights “almost all of the contradictions of the Filipino society, divided in casts and ruled by everlasting hypocrisy….” (Excerpt from screenwriter Ria Limjap and film critic/historian Max Tessier) 

Director's BIO