Directed by John Sayles


125 minutes

From IMDB: “When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael (Joel Torre) 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. John Sayles’ powerful drama of friendship, betrayal and heartbreaking violence is both torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a reflection of today’s unresolvable conflicts.”

Digital presentation courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

In Person: John Sayles (Writer/Director/Editor)