Local Premiere of John Sayles film "Amigo" coming up at Sonoma Film Institute

amigol.jpgThe 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.


For more information, or to receive a complete schedule of SFI events, visit www.sonoma.edu/sfi or call (707)664-2606.

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