Sep 02 - Sep 08, 2011
(John Sayles, 2010, USA/Philipines, 35mm, 128min)
Amigo stars Joel Torre as Rafael Dacanay, a village mayor caught in the murderous cross-fire of the Philippine-American War in 1900. When U.S. troops garrison his village, Rafael is forced to make the near-impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by civilians in an occupied country. He comes under pressure to collaborate with the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) at the risk of betraying his people. Friendship and betrayal, romance and heart-breaking violence, Amigo is a page torn from the forgotten history of imperialism and a mirror of today’s irresolvable conflicts.