Wondering what a film review is doing in a surf magazine? When the main star happens to be one of Manila’s pioneering surf idols you begin to see the connection. I wrote this article for the Philippine Star Entertainment Section after Alagwa (Breakaway) made its USA debut back in January 2013 for the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Breakaway has returned to American audiences and will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival, April 25 – May 2 . The film’s director Ian Lorenos and producer/actor Jericho Rosales will be at the screenings to greet the Orange County audience.
This is an important film that addresses human trafficking, a sensitive issue that is more rampant than we realize. The work of Ian and Jericho bring Pinoy Indie Cinema to the forefront and make us all proud. The Philippine audience has to be patient and await the Film’s Philippine debut after it has finished it’s Global Film Festival run. Believe me, it’s well worth the wait.
Breakaway will screen April 28, 4:30pm at the Triangle and April 30th 3:00pm at Fashion Island Cinema
I’m certain this weekend’s OC release will continue to captivate audiences. The following is a recap of its first American release last January 2013 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival…
Director Ian Lorenos and Producer / Actor Jericho Rosales at the PSIFF 2013
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