Coming Soon to
Coming Soon to
THE CULT BRISBANE DOCUMENTARY RETURNS TO NEW FARM CINEMAS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY 7.30pm arrival for drinks at the bar and a 8.30pm screening - Thursday 27th Feb.
Andrew Leavold will be introducing the film and launching a Kickstarter campaign for his new film!
One night in 1996, Trash Video owner turned guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold dreamt he was in the Philippines directing a documentary about Weng Weng, the two-foot-nine Filipino James Bond. Ten years later, he's actually in Manila making a deal with the forces of chaos and following his two decade obsession to its logical conclusion.
It's just the beginning of a very strange adventure, and as fate would have it, it's all captured on film. As for Weng Weng: he remains an enigma even to those who worked with him. His reign as the midget Agent 00 was an outrageous novelty that plucked him from complete obscurity and returned him just as quickly. What was he like? When and how did he pass away? In a country of 80 million people, it seems the truth about Weng Weng has slipped between the cracks forever.
"THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG" leapfrogs from one eccentric character to the next - directors, producers, actors, stuntmen, dwarf waiters, even Imelda Marcos herself, each one with a unique place in Filipino cinema - all the while dismantling the country's greatest filmic urban legend. Proving reality sometimes really is stranger than fiction, it's part detective story, part forgotten B film history, and part surreal Quest for the Holy Grail - that is, if the Grail is a two foot nine superstar called Weng Weng.