Squatter Rights

Decided to snatch this update from Angry Asian Man who is really up to date on Asians in the arts and entertainment industry. The event is this Friday, September 11 at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, California.

SQUATTER RIGHTS: LIVE REWORKS of Philippine Nu Wave Films

Selected films by acclaimed vanguard of new Philippine Independent Cinema sonically reworked by Los Angeles based DJ’s and Musicians.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009

Featuring selected films by KHAVN, RAYA MARTIN, JOHN TORRES, DADA DOCOT (Philippines)
Accompanied by THE MILES APPROACH, RANI D, RED KEY EXPERIMENT (Los Angeles)

doors at 8:30pm, screens at 9pm

Rooftop Reception post-screening.
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FEATURED FILMS:

PERFORMING NATURALNESS (2008) 3 min
A Filipina living in Japan secretly confronts Japanese immigration police
at a Shinagawa train station armed only with a concept and a roll of 8mm film.

Director, Dada Docot
Visual artist and film maker emerges into the international scene
with a deeply personal and subtly defiant style.
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TRACK PROJECTIONS (2006) 4 min
As a video wants to be a film, a filmmaker
travels across the world in search of another filmmaker.

Director, Raya Martin
Fresh from two features shown at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
and inclusion of his latest feature Independencia at the New York Film Festival.

*accompanied by Rani de Leon
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ANDREA’T (2008) 5 min
A visual intermission containing distance, face, skin,
and the pursuit of the familiar far from where the beloved sits.

Director, John Torres
Award winning and a regular of the international film festival circuit,
Torres makes idiosynchratic films that leave indelible impressions on the viewer.

*accompanied by Rani de Leon
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SQUATTERPUNK (2007) 79 min
A visual explosion of a day in the life of squatter kids
living in the urban margins of Philippines.

Director, Khavn
Musician and filmmaker, he is one of the true renegades
of the Philippine Independent Film movement.

*accompanied by The Miles Approach, Red Key Experiment
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The Miles Approach
http://www.myspace.com/themilesapproach
Inventive Los Angeles Indie trio featuring Louie Mendoza, Vivian Chow and Drew de Ramos.

Rani de Leon
http://www.myspace.com/djranid
soulful global atmospherics for the discerned dancefloor.

Red Key Experiment
http://www.myspace.com/redkeyexperiment
Drew de Ramos and Joel Quizon. Sound collage on four turntables and eclectic vinyl selections.

In addition to FPAC in San Pedro and Adobo Fest in Chicago, there are a lot of events relating to the Filipino community to choose from this weekend. So don’t miss out if you’re in the area this weekend and show your support by attending these events.

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