Tag along for a treat in Tagalog tomorrow night when four members of our town's critical elite — City Beat's Glenn Heath, East County Magazine's Brian Lafferty, Movie Wallas' Yazdi Pithavala, and Cinema Spartan's always ebullient Rob Patrick — host the San Diego Asian Film Festival's West Coast premier of Raya Martin's Filipino "experimental thriller," How to Disappear Completely.
In addition to an introduction, the boys from the San Diego Film Critics Society will stick around after the show to conduct a Q&A.
According to SDAFF artistic director, Brian Hu, "Raya Martin produces the cinematic equivalent of taking Vicodin, starting an '80s horror film from the middle, and then melting the VHS tape over a fire. There’s a lethargic sensual beauty too, from a shot of hands caressing blood-sausage intestines to a girl fingering herself in bed."
You had me at the blood-sausage intestines.
2921 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park
How to Disappear Completely screens tomorrow night at 8:50 p.m. at the Media Art Center's Digital Gym. Tickets are $11.50. The place seats 46. Get there early.