The Woman in the Septic Tank 2 (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2)
Sunday Jun 11 04:00 PM
Tuesday Jun 13 01:00 PM
Wednesday Jun 14 01:00 PM
Wednesday Jun 14 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Part of the Filipino Film Festival 2017
Directed by Marlon Rivera. With Eugene Domingo, Kean Cipriano, JM de Guzman, Cai Cortez. Philippines. 2016. 92 mins. Tagalog and English with subtitles.
While the original was a satire focused on the Philippine indie film industry’s obsession with “poverty porn” and the dishonesty of filmmakers participating in foreign festivals, this sequel satirizes the mainstream film industry, particularly filmmakers’ fixation on making formulaic romantic comedies. The film stars aging celebrity actor Eugene Domingo, who prepares to make her comeback film titled The Itinerary, written and directed by filmmaker Rainier de la Cuesta (Kean Cipriano). In the film within the film, we see Eugene's absurd suggestions and recommendations changing Rainier's script. What begins as a realistic portrayal of love and marriage turns into a mainstream rom-com.