"Whether the Weather is Fine" Film ScreeningVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
6 p.m. Outdoor Reception
7:30 p.m. Film Screening
9 p.m. Panel Discussion
This program takes place in-person at Asia Society Texas Center.
Health and Safety
Devastated after the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Filipino coastal city of Tacloban is largely reduced to rubble. Among those left standing in its wake are Miguel (Daniel Padilla), his mother (Charo Santos), and his friend Andrea (Rans Rifol). Food is in short supply. Rescue centers are overflowing with the injured. Everything is thrown into disarray and confusion. The three characters must decide whether to stay home or escape to Manila and leave their pasts behind.
The screening will be preceded by an outdoor reception and followed by a panel discussion with Filipinx Artists of Houston.
Whether the Weather is Fine
Dir: Carlo Francisco Manatad | 2021 | 105 min | Philippines
“With great humour and heartbreak, Whether the Weather is Fine is the kind of film intrepid cinephiles long to discover.” — Chandler Levack, The Globe and Mail
“The film’s message couldn’t have been more timely in the context of the current Philippine landscape...It’s a cinematic experience that transcends beyond its already gorgeous visuals.” — Nicol Latayan, International Cinephile Society
About Houston Cinema Arts Festival
The 13th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes place from November 11th through 22nd virtually and in person at venues across Houston. HCAF 2021 will feature over 40 documentary and narrative films, short film blocks, Q&A’s, dance performances, DJ sets, and workshops. This year’s theme, The Third Coast, a loving lens through which to celebrate and explore the Gulf Coast region and especially Houston where the term was coined, and its film, art, music, cultures, performance, food history, peoples, threats, and opportunities. HCAF 2021 will feature the annual CineSpace short film competition with NASA, the new Borders | No Borders regional short film competition, and a new imagining of the festival’s guiding programming conceit: “local meets global.” cinemahtx.org/
Performing Arts and Culture programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Syamal and Susmita Poddar. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, and The Brown Foundation Inc. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, and Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.
Performing Arts and Culture Presenting Sponsors
Syamal and Susmita Poddar
Official Airline Sponsor
Performing Arts and Culture Program Sponsors