The 17th feature film by independent director John Sayles, AMIGO, will have its local premiere at the Sonoma Film Institute on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4p.m.
AMIGO (2011) examines the forgotten history of the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902. When Rafael Dacanayʼs (Joel Torre) rural village in the Philippines is occupied by American troops hunting for Filipino guerillas, he comes under pressure to collaborate from both the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) and the head of the local guerillas, his brother Simón (Ronnie Lazaro). Rafael must carefully make the near-impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by civilians in an occupied country.
All screenings are in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall on the Sonoma State University campus in Rohnert Park. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4.00 for SFI members and children under 12, and FREE for SSU students.
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