RAKENROL Benefit Screening (12/05/2013)

RAKENROL

On December 5th, 2013 a benefit screening of RAKENROL went down in Los Angeles. The event was organized by Quark, the cool folks of Appleseed LA and the proprietors of this blog to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines.

Quark Henares Post Benefit Screening of RAKENROL

The night consisted of a screening of Rakenrol, a QA session with Director Quark Henares & Writer Diego Castillo, performances by local LA area artist, Spazzkid and Sandwich from Manila.

Spazzkid Live

Opening up the night was Spazzkid. I’ve always been a big fan of Spazzkid’s music and it was a joy to see him work with visuals this time around. Peep his new music video here, beautiful stuff!

QA Session with Quark Henares & Diego Castillo

In this clip, Quark & Diego reveal the real-life inspiration for one of the songs in the film that goes “Salot! Salot! Salot sa Lipunan!” (Cancer, Cancer, Cancer to Society)

Sandwich Live – “Sunburn”

Sandwich closed out the night with “Sunburn.” Joining Sandwich on stage was Director Marie Jamora (Ang Nawawala) on snare and Rakenrol Director Quark Henares coupled with the Jack Lord Orchestra’s Christine on back up vocals. Even Raims’ nephew got on stage and folks who Sandwich borrowed gear from got to play.

Quark & Marie - Benefit Screening of RAKENROL

Overall, felt lots of love in the room and I know a good chuck of change was raised by the 200 folks in attendance. Hopefully, the funds and resources will go to the right place but that’s another story.

Peace,
Gary

Related Links:
Sandwich’s Latest Album on iTunes- Fat Salt & Flame

Spazzkid on Bandcamp.com – http://spazzkid.bandcamp.com/

Photos From RAKENROL Screening NYC

More photos on our Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.273193499361576.85679.215870565093870&type=1

RAKENROL NYC Screening After Party 8/13

RAKENROL NYC Screening After Party 8/13 9:30PM
@ Lucky Jack’s 129 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

No Cover 21 & Over

If you all missed the screenings of RAKENROL in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Director Quark Henares will be screening RAKENROL at the Asian American International Film Festival on 8/13 in New York City.

Afterwards, head down to the lower east side for the official RAKENROL NYC Screening After Party. On the turntables: Riles (The Jack Lords Orchestra), Un-G (P.I.C) and Quark (Director of RAKENROL).

Related links:
RAKENROL on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rakenrol/123065354435475?sk=wall

RAKENROL at the Asian American International Film Festival
http://www.aaiff.org/film/page/11/rakenrol

RAKENROL SF SCREENING AFTER-PARTY

Friday May 13th, 2011 10pm
The Official RAKENROL SF Screening After-Party

Featuring
A live performance by
The Skyflakes

An all-Pinoy indie-rock set by
DJ Un-G
(P.I.C, The Jack Lords Orchestra)

and Diego Castillo (guitarist for Sandwich + Rakenrol co-writer)

$10 at the door
21 and over
FREE with wristband from screening

CD giveaways all night.

Mercury Lounge
1582 Folsom street San Francisco, CA 94103

Related links:
RAKENROL SF SCREENING
http://superastig.com/2011/04/20/exclusive-sf-screening-of-rakenrol/

EXCLUSIVE SF SCREENING OF RAKENROL

Exclusive RAKENROL Screening

Friday, May 13, 7PM sharp (doors open 6:30pm)
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

GET READY TO RAK!

One Night Only! An exclusive Bay Area screening of critically acclaimed director Quark Henares’ latest film.

RAKENROL is an indie rock love story and comedic coming-of-age tale about the binding power of music. This Philippine feature-length film follows the adventures of Odie and his best friend Irene as they form a band and bring together a motley crew of characters—teenage deadbeat, ex-punk guitarist, and former child star. Proceeds from this event benefit two San Francisco-based arts organizations— BINDLESTIFF STUDIO and KULARTS.

RAKENROL chronicles the band’s journey as they try to make a place in the city’s indie scene and face off with samurai swindlers, narcissistic rock stars, pretentious artists, and bizarre music video auteurs, all in the name of rock and roll.

TRAILER

IN ATTENDANCE: DIRECTOR QUARK HENARES & CO-WRITER DIEGO CASTILLO

Directed by Quark Henares and co-written by Diego Castillo (guitarist for one of the Philippines’ biggest rock outfits, Sandwich), RAKENROL is a heartfelt ode to the formative years both artists spent in Manila’s underground music scene. Shot on location in the most well known venues of today’s Pinoy indie rock scene, RAKENROL features songs and guest appearances by members of Ciudad, The Eraserheads, P.I.C., Sandwich, Taken by Cars, and many more.

Q&A with Quark & Diego will take place immediately after the screening.

AFTER-PARTY

Then head over with us to Mercury Lounge SF for a RAKENROL after-party with performances by The Skyflakes, an all-Pinoy indie-rock set by DJ Un-G (Gary Gabisan), and Diego Castillo (guitarist for Sandwich + Rakenrol co-writer) After party info here

TICKETS

Advance tickets ($20) include admission to both screening and after-party. Due to the limited number of seats, advance purchases are HIGHLY suggested.

Tickets can be purchased (starting MON, April 25th) online at: Brown Paper Tickets

DON’T MISS IT!

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ABOUT DIRECTOR QUARK HENARES

Award-winning filmmaker and music video director Quark Henares is deemed by many to be one of contemporary Philippine independent cinema’s rising stars. In 2003, his second feature film Keka—a dark comedy starring Katya Santos, Wendell Ramos, and Vhong Navarro—screened at both the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) and New York Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) and earned him praise from critics, including Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino.

An important figure in Manila’s indie music scene, Henares formerly produced bands and co-owned Mag:net High Street (at the Fort); today, he produces live music events, teaches indie filmmaking courses, and performs regularly with his band Us-2, Evil-0.

ABOUT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO

Originally opened in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio became the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing Filipino American and Filipino artists. Bindlestiff continues to both cultivate cutting-edge artists and work that reflects the variety of Filipino/Filipino American cultures while providing the often-underserved Filipino American community access to diverse offerings (theatrical productions, music festivals, and theatre workshops).

ABOUT KULARTS

Founded in 1985, Kularts (Kulintang Arts, Inc.) is the premiere presenter of contemporary and tribal Filipino arts in the U.S. With its mission—to inform and expand the understanding of U.S.-based Pilipino culture and preserve the spirit of indigenous Pilipino art forms—Kularts produces innovative artistic works, fosters mentorship between emerging and established artists, facilitates local and international collaborations, and implements educational outreach (K-12 and college-age students).

DOOR POLICY

Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts 7pm sharp. Any tickets not picked up by event start time (7pm) will be released and sold as $30 Rush tickets. Due to the theater’s layout, doors must close 10 minutes after the event starts and remain closed until the end. Sorry, no refunds.

Related links:
Screening Location – Ninth Street Independent Film Center
http://www.ninthstreet.org/

After Party Location – Mercury Lounge SF
http://mercurysf.com/

Kularts
http://www.kularts.org/

Bindlestiff Studio
http://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/

Facebook Invite
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118673838212302