Wednesday, November 25, 2009



The Bay Area is really giving a lot of love to Sounds of a New Hope! But this time it's playing on the east side of the Bay Bridge to celebrate Andres Bonifacio's birthday and the anniversary AnakBayan-East Bay.

AB-East Bay is an organization that engages, organizes, and mobilizes youth and students in the East Bay around the collective interests of poor and working-class Filipino communities living in the United States and links these struggles to the popular campaigns for jobs, land, education, civil, and political rights, and social services waged by youth in the Philippines.

Bay Area youth!! Y'all should check out this dope event and get involved with AB! Live performances by POWER STRUGGLE and more.. with DJ PSANI (Something Fresh x Mass Movement) spinning jams all night!

WHAT: "I Hella Love the People" AnakBayan East Bay's Anniversary
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 5th, 2009 (7-10pm)
WHERE: East Side Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA

Rebolusyon ni Bonifacio! Isulong Mo! Isulong Mo!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SNH @ FACINE in the SFC!!

For those in the Bay Area who haven't had a chance to catch it yet, Sounds of a New Hope will be playing once again in The City this Friday for FREE at the 16th Annual Filipino American Cine Festival.  It's part of the "Our Stories from the 'Hood" program.

WHERE:  San Francisco Main Library, Lower Level,
Koret Auditorium
WHEN:  Friday, November 20, 2009, 1pm

For more info, check out the Facebook event page HERE.

The FACINE festival is the longest-running festival of its kind in North America that features films by and/or about Filipino/a and Filipino/a Americans. Now on its 16th year, the festival runs for two days, November 20-21, 2009 at the San Francisco Main Library.

Artistic Director/Film programmer: Mauro Feria Tumbocon, Jr.

Schedule of screenings:

Friday, November 20, 1-5 pm

Our stories from the 'hood
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Legend (Mark Villegas, dir & prod; 5 min, 2009)

Got Book? Auntie Helen’s Gift of Books (Florante Pete Ibanez, dir; UCLA Department of World Arts & Culture/Center for EthnoCommunications, prod; 8:45 min, 2005) - short documentary on Helen Brown, the founder of Pilipino American Reading Room & Library

Sounds of a New Hope (Eric Tandoc, dir; Mass Movement & Sine Patriyotiko, prods; 41 min, 2009) - Tandoc follows Filipino American rap artist, Kiwi, through his work with youth both in the US and the Philippines where he uses music to raise political consciousness.

In a weird, crazy world of my neighbors:
Hilarity ensues when Filipinos celebrate reunion;
imagination soars through moments of craziness and mayhem.
2:00-3:00 p.m.

The Reunion (Pio Candelaria, dir/prod; 3 min, 2009)
The San Miguel Family Reunion (Theophilus Jamal & Joel Rosal, dirs; MojaStudio & PhlipFLIX Productions, prods; 14:23 min, 2008)
Alice, Interrupted (Theophilus Jamal, dir; MojaStudio LLC, prod; 10 min, 2009) – A special preview screening
Bunot/Husk (Ivy Universe Baldoza, dir/prod; 7:08 min, 2008)
Nekro (Crisostomo Juan Andaluz, dir; Carl and Carl Productions, prod; 19:01 min, 2008)

Special Premiere US screening
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Handumanan/Remembrance (Seymour Barros-Sanchez, dir; Red Room Productions, prod; 85 min, 2009)
Filipina model/actress ChinChin Gutierrez stars as romance novelist faces the difficult changes in her career and life.

All films are either in English or in different Filipino languages (Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinan, etc.) with English subtitles.
A short Q&A with filmmakers in attendance follows after all screenings.
All screenings are FREE to public.