In Conversation: Mike De Leon & Josh Siegel

  • April 16, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Date: 16 April 2023

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Venue: Oldham Theatre

About the Talk

Don’t miss this exceptional chance to catch acclaimed director Mike De Leon in conversation with veteran film curator Josh Siegel, who presented De Leon’s work in the first ever complete retrospective of a Filipino filmmaker at the Museum of Modern Art. Gain insight to De Leon’s storied career—as heir to the legacy of the legendary studio LVN Pictures, and as one of Filipino cinema’s most incisive and iconic storytellers. This discussion will be preceded by a screening of De Leon’s debut film Itim (1976), from 2:00-4:15pm. 

This free event is organised by the Asian Film Archive as part of Retrospective: Mike De Leon, and supported by the U.S Embassy in Singapore. Screenings run until 28 April 2023 at Oldham Theatre. Get tickets.

About the Speakers

Mike De Leon was born on May 24, 1947 in Manila, Philippines as Miguel Pamintuan De Leon. He received his bachelor’s degree in Humanities at Ateneo de Manila University and studied Art History at the University of Heidelberg. He is a film director, producer, cinematographer and screenwriter and is known for films such as Kisapmata (1981), Batch ’81 (1982), Sister Stella L. (Sangandaan or Crossroads, 1984) and Bayaning 3rd World (Third World Hero, 1999).

Josh Siegel is a Curator in MoMA’s Department of Film, has organized more than 150 film, media, and gallery exhibitions, many of which have appeared on Best of the Year lists in the New York Times, Artforum, Film Comment, Cahiers du cinéma, and the New Yorker. He serves on the selection committees of the annual festivals New Directors/New Films and Doc Fortnight, and he is the founding director of To Save and Project: The MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, now in its 20th edition.