ULAM: main dish
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston MA
(T: Park Street, Downtown Crossing, or Boylston)
80 Mins | Documentary | Filipino-American
Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo
Followed by Q&A with Allie Cuerdo and Chef Ellie Tiglao
“Could it be that Filipino food, the underdog of Asian cuisines, is having its moment at last?” — THE NEW YORK TIMES ULAM: Main Dish stages this new culinary movement as not only a remarkable achievement for American restaurateurs, but also as a validation of Filipino culture. The film confronts issues inherent in representing both Filipino and American identity, and challenges from both the Filipino community and the world at large. Ultimately, ULAM is a celebration — and confirmation — that Filipino food, and Filipinos, are here to stay.
About the Director:
Alexandra Cuerdo is a Filipino-American director, producer and editor. Her directorial debut, ULAM: Main Dish, has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, TimeOut, and EaterLA, with MSN ranking it as one of the “Top 5 Food Documentaries to Watch” now. As a content producer and editor, her videos for BuzzFeed have achieved over 100 million views and over 1 million shares on Facebook. She has worked on films, television and digital content for HBO, ABC, NBC, Netflix, Hulu, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Participant Media, Walt Disney Imagineering and more. A UCLA Film cum laude alum, she is based in Los Angeles and New York.
ULAM: Main Dish is Cuerdo’s first feature length documentary.
This screening is SOLD OUT! There will be a wait list available 1 hour before the show for rush tickets at the Paramount Theater Box Office, so feel free to start lining up at 5:00pm!