Friday, March 23, 2007


Filipino film will premiere at Tribeca Filmfest

A short film made by Pinay auteur Debbie Formoso is having a world premiere at Tribeca Filmfest.

"Pretend" (Nagpapanggap) was filmed entirely in the Philippines - in Quezon City and Tanauan, Batangas. It was set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the edge of rebellion.

Nagpapanggap is the story of one woman's struggle to preserve her own sense of self as her husband's political power escalates. It stars Thelma Sugay, Abe Pagtama, and Kristine Sabella. Dialogue is in Tagalog with English subtitles.

Nagpapanggap has already won for Formoso the best screenplay award at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television’s Film Outside the Frame Festival.

The NY-based Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro and partners as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center.This year, runs from April 25 to May 06.

Screening Schedule:
Thursday, April 26, 4:00 pm, A34-11
Friday, April 27, 4:30 pm, AKB-14
Saturday, April 28, 8:30 pm, AKB-12
Tuesday, May 1, 4:00 pm, RG-11 Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm, AKB-15

AMC 34th Street (A34) 312 W. 34th Street (between 8 th and 9 th Avenues) NY, NY 10001
AMC Kips Bay (AKB) 570 Second Avenue (at 32nd St.) New York, NY 10016
Regal Cinemas Battery Park Cinemas 11 (RG) 102 North End Avenue (at Vesey Street) NY York, NY 10281

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