- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Co-presented by the NYU Graduate Film Center, Asian Film and Media Initiative at the Department of Cinema Studies NYU, International Filipino Association at NYU, Sulo, New York Southeast Asian Network, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
The renowned director, Isabel Sandoval, presents her film Apparition (Aparisyon). The screening is the final event of a week-long mentorship with Sandoval at the NYU Graduate Film Program.
Apparition (Aparisyon) is a psychological drama based in the 1970s Philippines, amidst the Marcos regime. The film follows the lives of the sisters of the Adoration Monastery in the rural town of Rizal. Sister Lourdes (Jodi Sta. Maria), a newcomer to the convent attends political rallies with Sister Remy (Mylene Dizon), a young nun suffering from a crisis of faith after her brother’s disappearance. Aparisyon has won numerous awards and nominations including the NETPAC Award at the 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival, the 2012 Deauville Film Festival Audience Award, and the 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Best New Breed. It currently has a home on the Criterion Channel and is considered a modern Filipino Film classic.
Content warning: Please be aware that this film contains depictions of abuse and sexual violence against women.
Accessibility note: This venue is on the first floor and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms (which are gender-segregated) are accessible via elevator. If you have any questions or need any accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.