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AMIGO, A Giveaway

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John Sayles' new film Amigo opens August 19th and we're giving away tickets! Comment here or on our facebook page for a chance to win a pair of ticket vouchers to see the film.

The Brentwood winner will win tickets for the Laemmle's Monica 4 in Santa Monica.

The Oakland winner will win tickets for the Cinemark Union Landing 25 in Union City.


About the film:

   AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War.

   When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael’s brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local 
guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country.

   A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, Amigo is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today’s unresolvable conflicts.

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Playing at these theaters:

Los Angeles, CA (Santa Monica) – Laemmle’s Monica 4 

Cerritos, CA – Edwards Cerritos Stadium 10 

West Covina, CA – AMC Puente HIlls 20 

San Francisco, CA (Daly City) – UA Stonestown Twin 

Union City, CA – Cinemark Union Landing 25 + XD

Milpitas, CA – Century 20 Great Mall + XD 

Stockton, CA – Regal Stockton City Center Stadium 16 

San Diego, CA – UA Horton Plaza 14  

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