On October 20, 2017, the Embassy of the Philippines in Baghdad hosted a screening of AMIGO in Erbil, Kurdistan. Over 150 Filipinos attended the event. Erbil, Kurdistan is home to the majority of the 4,000 Filipinos living in Iraq. The screening was a part of the concerted efforts of Embassy of the Philippines to screen Filipino films and other films related to the Philippines. If you or any of your paysans were at this screening, please send photos to office@anarchistsconvent
We have had an update on the goings-on in Bohol, Philippines, from Cooper Resabal (our Second Second Assistant Director and John’s Assistant on the AMIGO set): We’re excited to tell you that we have re-launched our project [formerly the Baryo Living Museum] as Bol-anon Village Cultural Trails. The Baryo Amigo Cultural Troupe are playing a big role in providing people not just in playing the 1900s scenarios we require, but also in cooking Boholano cuisine, singing Bohol songs
You may have heard that today is Giving Tuesday, which is the charitable giving cohort to shopping on Black Friday. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we’d like to draw attention to the great work of the Amigo For Bohol team, and also encourage you to help the people of the Philippines today if you are able. Joel Torre and AMIGO cast/crew members being interviewed by local TV at the benefit screening We have pictures and a report from the AMIGO benefit screenings that took plac
You will remember that last month a massive 7.2 earthquake hit the Bohol Province of the Philippines, where AMIGO was filmed. Many of the cast and crew members of AMIGO were affected by this catastrophic event. The Amigo Para Sa Bohol (“Amigo for Bohol”) effort was created to use benefit screenings of the film to collect monetary and physical donations for victims of the national disaster. As you have no doubt heard, this region is once again in the news due to Super Typhoo
Members of the AMIGO cast and crew You will remember that last month a massive 7.2 earthquake hit the Bohol Province of the Philippines, where AMIGO was filmed. Many of the cast and crew members of AMIGO were affected by this catastrophic event. The Amigo Para Sa Bohol (“Amigo for Bohol”) effort was created to use benefit screenings of the film to collect monetary and physical donations for victims of the national disaster. Screenings have been scheduled for: Friday, Novemb
As we told you yesterday, a recent massive 7.2 earthquake hit the Bohol Province of the Philippines, where AMIGO was filmed. Many of the cast and crew members of AMIGO have been affected by this catastrophic event. Read the full story here. In order to help, Maggie and John are teaming up with the University of the Philippines Film Institute to raise awareness and supplies with benefit screenings of AMIGO. These screenings will raise funds, as well as serve as a drop off lo
As you may have heard, a few days ago a massive 7.2 earthquake hit the Bohol Province of the Philippines, where AMIGO was filmed. Many of the cast and crew members of AMIGO have been affected by this catastrophic event. “The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol and other areas in Central Visayas is now recorded as one of the deadliest in our recent history, with the death toll at over 170 and rising. Hundreds of residences – including centuries-old houses of worship — wer
Chris Cooper and John on the set of “Amigo” On July 19th at 6:30pm, John, Maggie, and actor Chris Cooper will attend a special screening of Amigo in Plymouth, MA. There will be a Q&A after the screening. Get more information here. Reservations recommended. Call 508-746-1622 x 8346 for tickets or purchase online by clicking here. $20 General Admission
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All of you fans of AMIGO and particularly the AMIGO cast and crew will be glad to know that Baryo San Isidro lives. Under the direction of Cooper Resabal, the Baryo Living Museum incorporates our sets and costumes and many of the villagers who worked as extras in the movie. Don’t they look wonderful? Thanks, Coop. You can read more about the BLM on our blog by clicking here, and on the Baryo Amigo HQ blog by clicking here.
Back in April, John was part of an event at The Center for Transpacific Studies at USC called Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific, along with director Vilsoni Hereniko. Photo Credit: Chris Santiago The Pacific has a vivid hold on the European and American imagination as a paradise, as a vast region of exploration, as a mystery. It has also been a place of conquest, colonization and war. In a one-day festival, screenings and discussions with filmmakers John Sayles a
The Center for Transpacific Studies presents a Visions and Voices event, Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific, with directors John Sayles and Vilsoni Hereniko. click here for more information Saturday, APRIL 27 12:00 – 9:00 PM | Norris Cinema Theatre Frank Sinatra Hall | University Park Campus | University of Southern California Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. The Pacific has a vivid hold on the European and American imagination as a paradise, as a v
We want to share with you our enthusiasm for the One Billion Rising movement, a progressive organization taking a stand against rape and assault on women workers from the Philippines and around the world. Workers are the Philippines’ biggest export, and they must be protected. The One Billion Rising movement is a campaign by V-Day, culminating on Feb. 14, 2013 with a billion people striking and dancing in the streets to oppose violence against women. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLA
“Amigo” Scholastic Edition DVD — Now for sale! We are so excited to announce the release of the Educational Edition of Amigo on DVD! The Educational Edition of John Sayles’s 17th feature film AMIGO — which explores the little-discussed Philippine-American War and its effects on people on both sides of the conflict — was officially launched at the American Studies Association’s Annual Meeting in San Juan in November. John and Maggie were both in attendance at the ASA meeting,
Friends in Manila, Arthur Acuña ( the assassin LOCSIN) with our great PR Maritina Romulo. We miss them! Here they are at a gala for a movie Maritina had a cameo in, MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM (“Those Little Secrets”) by Director Jose Javier Reyes. Arthur Acuña with Maritina Romulo #women #Philippines #MgaMumuntingLihim #movies #travel #pinoy #friends #Manila
Time passes! It’s been a month since my last post, urging you to see AMIGO in the Philippines. We did just fine there, stayed in the theaters for 10 days, against TRANSFORMERS, and started a positive buzz for the provincial and scholastic release of the film in the upcoming month. WE ARE ABOUT TO OPEN IN THE US! I think we have a really good strategy, opening August 19 in cities with large Filipino populations, and expanding during the following weeks to more cities where lo
This is your moment, like voting for the candidate you really want to win. Go tonight to a theater near you to see AMIGO. Small movies don’t stand a chance if YOU don’t support them. Still image from "Amigo" Don’t wait till your whole crowd wants to go. Be the first.
This movie will not be out on DVD for at least two years.
See it now. PHILIPPINES
06 July 2011
Selected Theaters QUEZON CITY Ayala Cinemas TriNoma* SM Cinemas SM North Edsa* Others
Gateway Cinemas* MAKATI
Chris Cooper and John on the set of "Amigo" An interview on The Bottomline with Boy Abunda The Philippine Star, by Wilson Lee Flores The Philippine Star, by Bibsy Carballo Pep Takip Silip coverage #JohnSayles #boyAbunda #Philippines #amigo #coverage #movies #PepTakipSilip #Filipino #reviews #press #TheBottomline #WilsonLeeFlores #BibsyCarballo #PhilippineStar #indiefilm
On our last day Joel and John and I visit Bee and the Rottweiler at the Veterinary Hospital in Mandaluyong. We were hoping to see Bee at Fully Booked and the AMIGO premiere, but flooding stranded her in the hospital (Manila, get it together!) and she needed to be with Leo. Good bye, Bee. See you next time. Good luck, Leo. Goodbye, the Pasig River. Be cleaner next time? Goodbye, Joel. See you in New York. Goodbye Tess and Sharon. Thanks for taking care of us. Goodbye Bobby an