The Chicago Filipino American Film Festival and the Filipino American Network will co-present MR. SADMAN, a new feature length film by Filipino American filmmaker PATRICK EPINO, with the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media at the Chicago Asian American Showcase.
The screening will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601 at 8:30 PM on Friday, April 9, 2010.
For more information, visit the Chicago Asian American Showcase at http://www.faaim.org/
1990, Baghdad: Mounir, an impressionable and sheltered Saddam Hussein body-double, is blissfully unaware of the impending events that vow to unravel his life. When an angry dissenter attacks him and leaves behind an unsightly facial scar, Mounir suddenly finds himself without a job or a home. Looking for a fresh start, he heads to Los Angeles – the place where every nobody goes to become a somebody. Taking advantage of his newfound anonymity in a land where scant few have yet heard of Saddam, Mounir struggles to adapt to life in his new home.
However, just as he grows accustomed to the American way of life, the real Saddam invades Kuwait, sparking international condemnation and threatening to destroy Mounir’s entire existence. Finally learning the truth about the Iraqi dictator, Mounir decides to shed his Saddam persona forever. The only problem is that he doesn’t know how to be anyone else.
With the FBI suddenly hot on his trail, Mounir journeys through the streets of Los Angeles and American culture on a strange quest to rediscover the love, adoration and fame he once knew.