Rizal Sa Dapitan
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, lower level
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
May 25, 2011, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE
As part of an ongoing celebration of the 150th birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival and the Filipino American Network invite you to a special free screening of Rizal Sa Dapitan presented by the Philippine Consulate at the Harold Washington Library Center.
In the bucolic surroundings of Dapitan, Jose Rizal led a quiet life serving the people on the city. Assuming the role of a doctor, teacher and engineer, he steered the inactive country into action.
From award-winning director Tikoy Aguiluz, together with Albert Martinez and Amanda Page, comes an honest and intelligent film interpretation of the National Hero’s exile in Dapitan.
The movie won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor in the 1998 Brussels International Film Festival. In the Philippines, Rizal sa Dapitan won the Best Picture and Best Director in the 1997 FAMAS Awards, Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award in the Metro Manila Film Festival, and Movie of the Year and Director of the Year in the Star Award.
A Viva Films Production in Filipino with English subtitles. 100 minutes.
Part of the Filipino American community’s celebration of the 150th birthday of Rizal.
Stay tuned for more screenings leading up the 2011 Chicago Filipino American Film Festival.