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Anti-Imperialism, Jeepney Moon Dreams, and Tito Deadpan

Wendy's Subway

Aug 2014

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Anti-Imperialism, Jeepney Moon Dreams, and TIto Deadpan
Co-Presented with PAL / Pilipinx American Library 
Tuesday, June 19 - 7pm 

Wendy's Subway
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206 

Join our current library-in-residence, The Pilipinx American Library, for a screening of the legendary Kidlat Tahimik’s 1977 celebrated Third Cinema masterpiece "Mababangong Bangungot | Perfumed Nightmare" (93 mins).

In "Mababangong Bangungot," Kidlat dreams of the West from his small village in the Philippines. He dreams of space travel, as he listens to the Voice of America on an old transistor radio. We follow Kidlat on a semi-autobiographical journey filled with imaginative, playful, and sardonic meditations on culture and colonialism as he travels to Paris and then to Munich.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between artists Emmy Catedral and Jaret Vadera about the major themes in the film, its personal significance, and how the film continues to resonate.

This event is free and open to the public but seating will be limited.

About the artists:
Emmy Catedral is an artist, writer, and along with PJ Gubatina Policarpio is a co-librarian of the Pilipinx American Library; a mobile, non-circulating library that celebrates print histories and collects narratives by writers, poets, artists, and scholars across the diaspora.

Jaret Vadera is an transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose work explores the poetics of translation and the politics of vision.

More on the Wendy's Subway Residency Program

The Wendy’s Subway Residency Program is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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