‘Heneral Luna’ to be screened in SF before general release

/ 01:27 AM August 19, 2015

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SAN FRANCISCO — An exclusive pre-release screening of the film “Heneral Luna” by Jerrold Tarog will take place on Monday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marina Theater, 2149 Chestnut Street.


“Heneral Luna,” about the fascinating and tragic historical figure, Gen. Antonio Luna, will not be released in the Philippines until September 9 and commercially in the U.S. until October.

The screening is a fund-raising event for the Third Filipino American International Book Festival happening on October 2-4.



It is presented by PAWA/FilBookFest, FACINE, Arkipelago Books, The Hinabi Project, Carayan Press, Filipino American National Historical Society-San Francisco.

“I was blown away by ‘Heneral Luna.’  A film like this is a gift.” —Ramon C. Sunico, award-winning poet/author/editor

“Truly a world class epic film.  You must see it in a theater to appreciate its nuanced glory.” —Steven DeMille, Chief Marketing Officer, Inception Media Group USA

“A powerful examination not only of one man’s life but, more significantly, of the theme that Filipinos are their own worst enemies—a theme that resonates mightily in these times.”—Luis Francia, writer/historian/columnist,

The movie was recently screened and well-received in New York at the Asian American International Film Festival.

Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and senior citizens (55 years and up).


For more information about “Heneral Luna,” watch the released trailers, and to purchase a ticket, visit the FilBookFestival website.

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