After over nine months in the Philippines, with only one 6-week trip back to the US, we are home. For both John and me it has been a great experience, living in the Philippines, learning our way around a new culture, and making true friends. We have gotten really attached and I found the only way to leave without tears was to remember that we'll be back.
By February 1, 2011! We've already started planning some special event previews of AMIGO, in cities around the R.P,to happen in the first 3 weeks of Febtuary. And the first of the special event premieres will be in... BOHOL, where else?
We left Manila with smiles on our faces. We had a nice despedida (goodbye party) at JT's Manukan Grill, Gilmour St, and had a chance to say goodbye to some of our Baryo friends. We said goodbye to Stone House where we had such a good stay. Goodbye to all our Road Runner friends who made Post doable and fun. And we shipped the first two gorgeous prints (thank you SQ and Elmer) to our subtitler Jerry at LVT in New York.
All done, right on time, and AMIGO is a wonderful film. MATEWAN fans get ready: AMIGO is as good as MATEWAN, and a lot like it, in a totally different part of the world.
See you on the festival circuit. Maggie