A Film Screening of GRACELAND, a Ron Morales Film Set for 10/6 in Arlignton
GRACELAND- a film by a Filipino-American Director Ron Morales will be shown at Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington MA, on Sunday, 3 p.m., October 6, 2013. $16 admission. Tickets available in advance at www.barangayfilipino.com/graceland/.
Distributed by Drafthouse Films, GRACELAND is a "lean and breathless thriller" (Complex Magazine) that depicts a desperate man's infinite moral compromises amidst a tale of kidnapping Gone horribly wrong. Written and directed by Ron Morales, a Filipino-American filmmaker with degrees in photography from the Parsons School of Design and film from New York University, plus over 40 credits working as a grip and electrician, including Michael Clayton and THE DEPARTED.
"In this unpredictable and tightly-paced thriller, family man Marlon Villar- longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango- is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he gets ambushed while driving both his boss's twelve year-old girl and his own daughter home from school one afternoon. In the chaos of the kidnapping attempt, things go horribly awry and Marlon's daughter is taken and held for ransom instead. Desperate to save his daughter, Marlon must navigate the conflicting motives between the ruthless kidnappers, untrustworthy Chango and determined detectives eager to name him a suspect without letting on the wrong girl was taken hostage. As events progress wildly unaccording to plan, Marlon, Chango and their families are forced into a rapid downward spiral of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent." - Drafhouse Films
Cast: Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias, Dido De La Paz, Leon Miguel, Ella Guevara, Marife Necesito, Patricia Gayod.
Producers: Rebecca Lundgren, Sam Rider
The film screening is a fundraising event to benefit Typhoon Pablo victims in the Philippine. This event is brought to the general public by Barangay Filipino in New England, BABL League and Friends. Sponsored by Keyks, Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing, and Am-Phil Equipment and Logistics LLC.