Ekstra | The Bit Player
Friday Apr 04 07:30 PM
Wednesday Apr 09 01:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 15 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian. 2013. Philippines. 111 mins. Filipino with English subtitles.
Focusing on a day in the life of warm-hearted middle-aged TV soap extra Loida Malabanan (legendary actress Vilma Santos), Ekstra simultaneously pokes fun at the high dramatics and lightning-fast schedules of ratings-driven TV production, and reveals the dark side of an industry driven to save time and money by any means necessary. As Loida embarks on yet another job, we watch her smile through indignities, joke and jostle with fellow extras and fight for a chance to take her career to the next level. Featuring cameo appearances by big marquee names—Marian Rivera, Piolo Pascual, Eula Valdes, Cherry Pie Picache, Pilar Pilapil, Richard Yap, Tom Rodriguez, and Cherie Gil—Ekstra keeps the spotlight on the heroes in the background who turn out to be the true stars. Winner: Audience Choice Award, NETPAC Award, Best Screenplay, Special Jury Prize, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Directors’ Showcase. Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival.
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