John Sayles' AMIGO and A Moment in the Sun out at last.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

AMIGO has a billboard on 5th Avenue

Last Thursday Consul General Mario de Leon hosted a forum with us and UniPro a great group of young Filipino professionals.
(Does anybody have photos from this event?)
We showed the AMIGO trailer and John answered  really good questions about AMIGO and the history between the U.S and the Philippines. The site was the Philippines Center at its posh address, 5th Avenue between 45th and 46th.
When Ms. Elena Maningat of the Consul asked if perhaps they could move the monitor to the window and show the trailer in a loop to passersby, I gasped and said YES.
Can you see the bus passing by, in the reflection? Tricky photos to take and we have U.S. Background Soldier Kenny Guay to thank for these. Just as Ms. Maningat reported to me yesterday, lots of people are stopping by to check out the trailer, the poster, and a card listing the show times at AMC Empire 25 where we open this Friday August 19.

Go see for yourself.
Thank you, NY Consulate. Your support means a lot to us.


  1. I look forward to watching the movie in San Francisco tonight!!!!

  2. I am really looking forward to Sept 2nd. I finished "A Moment in the Sun" recently and think that will provide a bit of context, too.

  3. Disappointed. Amigo was supposed to open in Vegas this weekend.....not here.

  4. Finally "Amigo" came to Vegas. I took a friend, who wasn't familiar with Sayles/Renzi. Always happy to introduce someone to your films. I loved the pace, style and story of "Amigo." The acting was authentic, the cinematography outstanding, and the story resonates today. I hope that more people will see "Amigo" and reflect on the arrogance of imperialism.