For one night only on Wednesday, December 17 Cinema Detroit is screening THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG. It's an incredible, fascinating true story that ultimately draws profound conclusions about the influence of popular culture and the nature of fame. Director Andrew Leavold will be at the screening in person for a Q & A after the screening.
Possibly one of the most unlikely leading men to emerge from the late '70s/early '80s Filipino film industry was Weng Weng, the 2' 9" action star usually cast as a James-Bond-style assassin in low-budget, but nonetheless very successful, films. In the mid-'90s, guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold began to wonder what had become of the diminutive star. Seven years in the making, SEARCH FOR WENG WENG is the result. Along the way, the film introduces us to a wide variety of colorful characters, from Weng Weng's sole surviving relative, to Filipino directors, actors, and producers, and in a truly surreal sequence, former first lady Imelda Marcos.
Cinema Detroit is located at:
3420 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Screening starts at 7:30 PM
Admission is $10.00
Doors open 30 minutes before the first showtime.
For tickets and info visit the Cinema Detroit website.