Join us as we celebrate the release of the cult documentary-turned-memoir The Search for Weng Weng with the return of Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold, and an exclusive screening of a new compilation of rare Weng Weng films!
Leavold will read excerpts from his new book, The Search for Weng Weng, which details his 11-year search for Weng Weng, the 2’9″ James Bond of the Philippines, followed by a brand new 90-minute compilation of Weng Weng rarities:
“THE LOST FILMS OF WENG WENG is three of Weng Weng’s Tagalog language films I’ve chopped down to their essentials and subtitled into English — all seen for the very first time outside the Philippines! You get the gold from
- Stariray — Comedian/actor Dolphy’s 1981 gay disco actioner, in which a gruff-voiced Weng Weng portrays the Chief of Operations who teaches him kung fu;
- Da Best in Da West — another Weng Weng western also from 1981, this time as Dolphy’s deputy Bronson(!); and
- Legs…Katawan…Babae! which stars Hagibis, the Filipino Village People, in a delirious disco kung fu spy musical WESTERN [!!!] as Weng Weng makes a cameo in the final blazing line-dancing number).
I cannot WAIT to share this 90-minute party compilation with you!”
PLUS spring rolls and bao buns from our friends at Sarap Filipino pop-up will be available. Veggie option TBD.