July 20: Free Screening: Reef Hunters

July 20: Free Screening: Reef Hunters

Location: Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street. Chicago, IL
Date/Time: Wednesday July 20, 6:30pm; Saturday July 23, 2:00pm (repeat)
Admission: Free
Reef Hunters (Muro Ami) (1999) 120minutes / Tagalog with English Subtitles

As part of its summer-long International Screenings program, the Chicago International Film Festival in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General and GMA present a screening Reef Hunters (Muro Ami), directed by legendary filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya and starring Philippine superstar Cesar Montano.

In this dramatic underwater adventure, master fisherman Fredo tyrannically commands a rattletrap ship crewed by boys from poor fishing villages. Their hazardous free-diving fishing expeditions are driven by Fredo’s obsession with catching the greatest number of fish. Recklessly disregarding all signs of danger, he blatantly flaunts the laws of the sea, against whom he bears a grudge. But the forces of nature cannot be ignored.

Stay tuned for more information about our 2011 Festival in November, and a full lineup of Filipino films throughout the year.

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