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RAKENROL - SF Screening & Fundraiser
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
San Francisco, CA
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RAKENROL - SF Screening & Fundraiser
Exclusive RAKENROL Screening
Friday, May 13, 7PM sharp (doors open 6:30pm)
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

One Night Only! An exclusive Bay Area screening of critically acclaimed director Quark Henares' latest film.

RAKENROL is an indie rock love story and comedic coming-of-age tale about the binding power of music. This Philippine feature-length film follows the adventures of Odie and his best friend Irene as they form a band and bring together a motley crew of characters, teenage deadbeat, ex-punk guitarist, and former child star. Proceeds from this event benefit two San Francisco-based arts organizations BINDLESTIFF STUDIO and KULARTS. Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

RAKENROL chronicles the band's journey as they try to make a place in the city's indie scene and face off with samurai swindlers, narcissistic rock stars, pretentious artists, and bizarre music video auteurs, all in the name of rock and roll.

Directed by Quark Henares and co-written by Diego Castillo (guitarist for one of the Philippines' biggest rock outfits, Sandwich), RAKENROL is a heartfelt ode to the formative years both artists spent in Manila's underground music scene. Shot on location in the most well known venues of today's Pinoy indie rock scene, RAKENROL features songs and guest appearances by members of Ciudad, The Eraserheads, P.I.C., Sandwich, Taken by Cars, and many more.

Q&A with Quark & Diego will take place immediately after the screening.

Then head over with us to Mercury Lounge SF for a RAKENROL after-party with performances by The Skyflakes and an all-Pinoy indie-rock set by DJ Un-G (Gary Gabisan).

Advance tickets ($20) include admission to both screening and after-party. Due to the limited number of seats, advance purchases are HIGHLY suggested.



Award-winning filmmaker and music video director Quark Henares is deemed by many to be one of contemporary Philippine independent cinema's rising stars. In 2003, his second feature film Kekaa dark comedy starring Katya Santos, Wendell Ramos, and Vhong Navarroscreened at both the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) and New York Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) and earned him praise from critics, including Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino.

An important figure in Manila's indie music scene, Henares formerly produced bands and co-owned Mag:net High Street (at the Fort); today, he produces live music events, teaches indie filmmaking courses, and performs regularly with his band Us-2, Evil-0.

Originally opened in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio became the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing Filipino American and Filipino artists. Bindlestiff continues to both cultivate cutting-edge artists and work that reflects the variety of Filipino/Filipino American cultures while providing the often-underserved Filipino American community access to diverse offerings (theatrical productions, music festivals, and theatre workshops).

Founded in 1985, Kularts (Kulintang Arts, Inc.) is the premiere presenter of contemporary and tribal Filipino arts in the U.S. With its missionto inform and expand the understanding of U.S.-based Pilipino culture and preserve the spirit of indigenous Pilipino art formsKularts produces innovative artistic works, fosters mentorship between emerging and established artists, facilitates local and international collaborations, and implements educational outreach (K-12 and college-age students).

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts 7pm sharp. Any tickets not picked up by event start time (7pm) will be released and sold as $30 Rush tickets. Due to the theater's layout, doors must close 10 minutes after the event starts and remain closed until the end. Sorry, no refunds.

Related links:
Screening Location  Ninth Street Independent Film Center

After Party Location  Mercury Lounge SF


Bindlestiff Studio



Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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