Screening of Amigo with Exclusive Q&A Session
July 19, 2013
Join Plimoth Plantation for a screening of the 2010 independent film, Amigo, bookended by an exclusive meet-and-greet and Q&A session with Director John Sayles, Producer Maggie Renzi and Actor Chris Cooper. The pre-film reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in Plimoth Cinema with the film starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. After the film, Sayles, Renzi and Cooper will stand for a Q&A session about Amigo, the film industry, independent film and their experiences in the field.
Tickets for Amigo and the included discussion event are $15 for members of the Museum and $20 for non-members. The concession stand will open at 5:30 p.m. and boxed suppers are available by pre-order. Beer and wine will also be available at a cash bar.
About the Film
One of only a handful of films to touch on the events of the Philippine-American War, Amigo is the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles. Set in 1900 Philippines, the film is centered around Rafael Dacanay (Joel Torre), a village mayor who comes under pressure when his village is occupied by a squad of U.S. troops commanded by Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper). The Americans pressure Rafael to assist them in their mission to exterminate the Filipino guerilla fighters, but Rafael’s brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the leader of the local guerillas and believes that anyone who cooperates with the Americans is a traitor. Rafael suddenly finds himself in an impossible position, and is forced to make the often deadly decisions of civilians in an occupied country. Mirroring the unresolvable conflicts that are still predominate in society today, Amigo is a powerful drama of friendship, betrayal and violence.