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October 26–30, 2012 at
Anthology Film Archives
, New York
Anthology is overjoyed to host the inimitable Kidlat Tahimik, one of the godfathers of Filipino cinema, for a comprehensive retrospective of his strange and wonderful films, most of which have remained completely invisible in North America. Tahimik made a triumphant entrance onto the world cinema stage in the late 70s/early 80s with the appearance of his feature films Perfumed Nightmare and Turumba, which remain two of the most uncategorizable, formally audacious, profoundly entertaining, deeply whimsical, yet politically incisive films in post-colonial cinema. Since then, Tahimik's work has had very little exposure in North America, even as he has been busier than ever, focusing his boundless energy on a series of adventures, projects, and films ranging from the epic to the compact to the fragmentary. With a sensibility at once mischievously comic, passionately committed, and irresistibly oddball, Tahimik is almost guaranteed to be your new favorite filmmaker! With Tahimik in person.
Perfumed Nightmare (1977); Who Invented the Yoyo? Who Invented the Moon Buggy? (1979); Memories of Overdevelopment (1980-2011); Why is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow? (I Am Furious...Yellow) (1980-1994); Turumba (1981); Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons (1990-1992); Celebrating the Year 2021, Today (1995); Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi (1996); Some More Rice (2000); Our Film-grimage to Guimaras (Dalawang Atang at Isang Pasalubong, 2005); Bubong! (Roofs of the World! UNITE!) (2006, pictured)