Film News: Chicago’s ‘Asian Pop-Up Cinema’ Screens ‘Hamog’ on Sep. 25, 2016

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series, spotlighting a variety of diverse Asian films, continues its 2016 Fall Season with a Filipino film, “Hamog,” directed by Ralston Jover. The film, making its Chicago premiere, will screen at 2pm on Sunday, Sep 25th, 2016, at the Wilmette Theatre in Willmette, Ill.

“Hamog” is a gritty drama, about a gang of street kids in Manila who encounter some unexpected events, in the midst of their daily routine of crime and survival. Teri Malvar’s performance in the film won the Best Actress Award at the 38th Moscow Film Festival, and director Ralston Jover won over the Russian Film Critics’ Jury with a Best Film award. Variety lauded the film’s “unorthodox structure and detours into magical realism,” and praised Jover’s craft as a “powerful essay on social inequity and child endangerment.”

Chicago Premiere: ‘Hamog’ at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema
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The Asian Pop-Up Cinema series – founded by Chicago film program veteran Sophia Wong Boccio – is a revolving showcase of diverse Asian films, highlighting Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Filipino and Korean offerings with English subtitles. Screenings occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago and at the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, Illinois. For full schedule of the 2016 Fall Season, click here.

“Hamog,” has its Chicago premiere at the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series, and will screen on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, at 2pm, at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois. For more information, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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