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WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 6:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK

DIRECTOR: Marlon Rivera - PHILIPPINES

Woman in the Septic Tank chronicles a comic day in the life of three ambitious, passionate, but misguided filmmakers determinedly intent on making an award-winning film. Their screenplay will show the real essence of Philippine culture: poverty. The story will follow Mila, a mother from the slums who out of desperation has sold her child to a pedophile. As they discuss the possible ways to do the film, the movie-within-a-movie gets reborn: as a gritty, no-frills, neo-realist film; a glossy musical; an over-the-top melodrama; and a docudrama using non-actors. Visiting the dump, excitement sets in when they see the “beauty” of the squalor around them. But soon enough they are faced with reality as they come face to face with the real effects of their chosen subject. A cheeky parody about misguided ambitions, making movies, and the romanticization of poverty, Woman is this year’s Philippine submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (87 mins.)

First Feature.

Sponsored by the Council of Filipino American Associations, Oregon and Southwest Washington and the Philippine Consulate General of Oregon.

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Interests: New Directors, Oscar Submissions.

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