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Filipino Film Festival at Honolulu Museum of Art, April 18-28

/ 11:48 PM March 27, 2015

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HONOLULU — Some of the Philippines’ leading cinematic voices will headline this year’s Filipino Film Festival, April 18-28, at the Honolulu Museum of Art, sponsored by the Consuelo Foundation, Vertaccount and ABC Stores.

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The film selection includes standout romantic comedies, the world’s first T’boli-language feature film and the definitive documentary on boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

Opening-night reception on April 18 at 6-7:30 p.m. features New York-based chef Yana Gilbuena, who is cooking Filipino pop-up dinners in 50 states as part of her Salo Project. Gilbuena’s Salo Project pop-up dinner features the flavors of the regions of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Plus no-host bar. The gastronomic romantic comedy Namets! (Yummy!) screens at 7:30 p.m. Ticket for opening-night reception, dinner and film is $35 * $30 MM.

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Ticket for opening-night film only is $15 *  $12 MM. Festival Flash Pass: $55 * $42 museum members; includes 6 screenings. Tickets for opening night on April 18 must be purchased separately.

Community partners are FilCom Center; Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii; Filipino Association of University Women; AARP Hawaii; Filipino and Philippine Literature Program at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Oahu Filipino Community Council; Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Congress of Visayan Organizations.

The Filipino Film Festival Committee members are Natalie Aczon; Enrico G. Camara; Rose Churma; Pepi Nieva; Bryan Ruiz, Apolonia Stice; Ethel Alikpala Ward.

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