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Filipino Film "Grandpa Is Dead"

Film screening of "Grandpa Is Dead [Ded Na Si Lolo]" and discussion with the writer/director Soxie Topacio.

Friday, January 08, 2010
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
167 Dodd Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

90 minutes
Filipino with English subtitles
Discussion with writer/director Soxie Topacio to follow.

"Ded Na Si Lolo" ("Grandpa is Dead") is the entry of the Philippines to the 82nd Annual Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Film category. The “dramedy” is written and directed by Soxie Topacio starring Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Dick Israel, Roderick Paulate, Perla Bautista, and Manilyn Reynes.

The film blends comedy and drama to tell the story of a death in a family told through the eyes of a child, Bobet (BJ Forbes). When his grandpa dies, Bobet learns some Filipino superstitious beliefs involving death.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, Asian American Studies Center

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