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
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
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
We just wanted to share a photo taken by some of John’s cousins at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Eight Men Out, screenplay written and directed by John and released in 1988, is widely considered to be one of the best sports movies of all time (by ESPN, Empire, and Paste Magazine, to name just a few). It features an incredible ensemble cast which includes David Strathairn, John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Studs Terkel, Chris
Looking for a fascinating summer read? Check out The Fight for Home by Daniel Wolff, who happens to be Maggie’s brother-in-law. The book will be released on August 7th. Check out this 5-Star Review from Chris on GoodReads.com Daniel Wolff’s The Fight for Home follows various people in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans as they try to return and rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Both heart-breaking and inspiring, the book’s over-arching themes are the failure of federal, stat
Below, please find the transcript of a tribute to Maggie’s mother, Helen Renzi, which was written by Meghan Foley and published in the North Adams Transcript on July 18th. Helen Renzi Dedicated superintendent passes
WILLIAMSTOWN — Those who knew her say the legacy of dedication, excellence, enthusiasm, courtesy and compassion that became synonymous with retired Superintendent Helen Renzi will live on past her lifetime.
Renzi, 88, died July 14 at her home.
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Some sad news to report today: Maggie’s wonderful mother, Helen Agnes Theresa Greco Renzi, passed away last Saturday at the age of 88. Helen Renzi Here is just a little bit of information for those who didn’t get to meet this truly incredible woman: During her 25 year career in the Williamstown Public Schools, she served as an elementary school teacher, a principal, and a superintendent of schools. The elementary school named its multi-purpose room after Mrs. Renzi, where in
Here’s an anecdote from Dylan Marchetti, head of Variance Films which is doing such a good job releasing AMIGO in the U.S. “The night security guard in our office stopped me and asked me if we were doing Amigo. He said he’d seen the ads popping up on TFC and his grandmother said she wanted the family to go on opening weekend.” #amigo #family #release #VarianceFilms