Days of disquiet, nights of rage—in these words, journalist Jose F. Lacaba pictured the First Quarter Storm (FQS), which erupted on January 26, 1970, and raged on for months. It was a monumental act of resistance in Philippine history in which the university joined national sectors in an uprising against tyranny. The FQS fueled waves of unrest and cultivated the people’s power which was not quelled until the ouster of the Marcoses.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm, the U.P. Film Institute presents The Kingmaker, the latest documentary on Imelda Marcos by prizewinning filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield.
The Kingmaker, considered by the Screen International as “an enraging portrait of entitlement, opulence and corruption” premieres in UP Diliman on 29 January 2020 (Wednesday) 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM at the Cine Adarna, UPFI Film Center. A panel discussion follows the screening.
The Kingmaker (2019, 100 minutes, USA) World Premiere, 2019 Venice Film Festival North American Premiere, 2019 Telluride Film Festival Official Selection, TIFFDocs, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
Limited tickets are available for this one-time screening. Register via UPFI Film Center Fb page