‘The Kingmaker’ Set to Make Philippine Premiere in CCP


The highly-anticipated documentary,The Kingmaker, from award-winning filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, is slated for a Philippine debut at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on January 29, 2020.

The 100-minute film centers on the former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, painting a jarring portrait of the woman behind what can only be described as the country’s darkest era and her link to what is now looking to be an unstoppable dictator enjoying his seat of power.

Greenfield is a photographer-turned-filmmaker who has directed several critically-acclaimed documentaries including HBO’s Thin, The Queen of Versailles, and Generation Wealth. In her latest opus, Greenfield takes on an in-depth look at Marcos–her excesses and her perception of the truth. The film has been invited to top festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and London.

The Kingmaker will be screened at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In a statement, CCP’s Chris Millado talks about the upcoming screening asserts the venerated institution as a significant platform for “artistic expression and rational conversations”.

Millado notes, “The CCP as a government cultural institution has a contentious history, so it cannot be denied that Imelda founded this during the Marcos years, that Imelda was the main patron for the establishment of this institution. But it also cannot be denied that the Marcos regime had its excesses in terms of corruption, and its human rights record. And it also cannot be denied that they have been convicted in courts for this.”

The Philippine premiere of The Kingmaker is the fruition of the partnership between the CCP Arthouse Cinema program and the De La Salle University.

For ticket inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at (02) 8832-3704, or TicketWorld at (02) 8891-9999. For more information, visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.