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2014 Asian American International Film Festival

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

Directed by Raya Martin

Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / The Philippines / 2013 / Experimental / 79 mins / Filipino, Tagalog with English subtitles / Color / East Coast Premiere

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HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

City Cinema Village East
August 1, 2014 10:00 pm

Description

Created by the award-winning experimental filmmaker Raya Martin, HOW TO DISAPPEAR is a sensual, mysterious and droning thriller that defies delineation of any kind. Born to a dysfunctional family in the countryside where the mom is fervently religious, and dad is a drunkass babbler of history lessons, an autistic young girl dreams of disappearing. She puts on a stage play based on an old Filipino film about a family who disappears in the mountains during the war. Soon after the performance, she vanishes. Her parents go to look for her in the woods. One by one, they all start to disappear.

 

We are very proud to present this film with our community partners: Culture and Film Club Meetup GroupMuseum of the Moving Image.


Director's Bio

Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin is one of the most distinctive emerging voices in world cinema. Born in Manila in 1984, he has more than a dozen films to his credit: an ambitious, constantly evolving body of work consisting of fiction features, documentaries, shorts, and installations. The youngest artist on Cinema Scope magazine’s 2012 list of the 50 best filmmakers under 50 years old, Martin draws on a wide array of sources—combining pop culture references, archival material, and avant-garde structuralism—in his radically lyrical works. This daring, restless filmmaker with a sensibility all his own suggests entirely new ways of approaching film, personal, and national history.



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Dates & Times

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

City Cinema Village East
August 1, 2014 10:00 pm