ULAM: MAIN DISH
December 01 only
Director Alexandra Cuerdo IN PERSON for Q&A after the screening!
“Could it be that Filipino food, the underdog of Asian cuisines, is having its moment at last?” — The New York Times
In this delicious new documentary, Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo answers this question — and follows the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American table.
ULAM: Main Dish stages this new culinary movement as not only a remarkable achievement for American restaurateurs, but also as a validation of Filipino culture. The film confronts issues inherent in representing both Filipino and American identity, and challenges from both the Filipino community and the world at large. Ultimately, ULAM is a celebration — and confirmation — that Filipino food, and Filipinos, are here to stay.
Featuring: Alvin Cailan (Egglsut, Unit 120), Nicole Ponseca & Miguel Trinidad (Maharlika, Jeepney), Romy Dorotan & Amy Besa (Purple Yam), Johneric Concordia & Christine Araquel-Concordia (The Park’s Finest), Charles Olalia (Ricebar), Chase Valencia & Chad Valencia (LASA), and Andre Guerrero (The Oinkster, Maximiliano, The Little Bear).
Official Selection: 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival, Launch Program – World Premiere, 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival – Spring Showcase. 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival – Spring Showcase, 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2018 CAAMFest, 2018 Asian American International Film Festival – Closing Night
A film by Alexandra Cuerdo. 80 min. 2018. DCP.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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