Benito Bautista: Harana

When 9 Aug 2013
Where Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Cost $10
Enquiry 415.978.2787


Still from Harana (2012), Benito Bautista. Courtesy of the artist.

Friday, Aug 9 2013, 7pm
Saturday – Sunday, Aug 10 – 11, 1/3/5 /7pm

Producer Fides Enriquez in person at each 7pm screening

Harana is back! The winner of the New Filipino Cinema 2013 Audience Award returns for these special screenings, held during the Pistahan festival in Yerba Buena Gardens. Don’t miss this fascinating, beautiful documentary.

Upon his father’s death, Florante Aguilar (a classically trained guitarist from San Francisco) returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. He rediscovers the music of harana—an almost-forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading, when men sang under the window at night to declare their love for a woman. Led by award-winning director Benito Bautista, this riveting film contains a treasure trove of beautiful Filipino music waiting to be rediscovered. Intent on preserving vanishing customs, the film rekindles a connection with the past before it is irrevocably lost. (2012, 104 min, DCP)

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