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John Sayles American IndependentJohn Sayles—American Independent


  1. Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Acclaimed writer-director John Sayles examines the forgotten history of the Philippine-American War in his 17th feature film. When Rafael Dacanayʼs (Joel Torre) rural village in the Philippines is occupied by American troops hunting for Filipino guerillas, he comes under pressure to collaborate from both the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) and the head of the local guerillas, his brother Simón (Ronnie Lazaro). Rafael must carefully make the near-impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by civilians in an occupied country. This screening is also part of the Themester film series. (2K DCP digital presentation.)