That Thing Called Tadhana

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That Thing Called Tadhana


Friday Apr 24 04:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 28 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the 2015 Filipino Film Festival

Directed by Antoinette Jadaone. Philippines. 2014. 110 mins. Filipino with English subtitles.

See the film that's become a social media sensation in the Philippines for its very quotable “hugot” lines. A “hugot”—which translates literally to “to draw” or “to pull out”—is like a meme, except it usually uses quotes from song lyrics, TV, or film. Hugot quotes from the film regularly receive thousands of likes.

This charming romantic comedy in the tradition of Before Sunrise follows two love-burned 20-somethings, Mace Castillo (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony Lagdameo (J.M. de Guzman). The two meet by chance at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and end up on a road trip that might just change their minds about romance. After an awkward first encounter involving a familiar overweight baggage dilemma, Anthony offers to carry some of Mace’s clothes and the two hit it off en route back to Manila. When they arrive, they decide to go for Japanese food instead of returning to their homes. Both in despair and longing for an escape, they form a friendship that will take them on an unexpected journey to Sagada.

Special guest: Director Antoinette Jadaone introduces her film on April 28 at 7:30pm.
Join us at 6:30pm for complimentary closing-night pūpū and a meet-and-greet with the filmmaker organized in partnership with the Filipino Association of University Women.

Watch the trailer.

Learn more about the film.

Community Partner: Filipino Association of University Women

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