Screening and Q&A: Isabel Sandoval, Director of Apparition (Aparisyon)

Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Location: KJCC 1st floor Screening Room at 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

The renowned director, Isabel Sandoval, will be presenting her film Apparition (Aparisyon).

The screening is the final event of a week-long mentorship with Sandoval at the NYU Graduate Film Program. Come celebrate the work of Isabel Sandoval and the NYU Grad Film department’s mentorship program, focused on bringing a diverse group of filmmakers to act as mentors to students, guiding their careers and work. We welcome the wider NYU community to come together to learn more about Sandoval’s work and attend an intimate conversation about her creative process and career.

Following the screening and Q&A, we will meet on the patio of the KJCC to enjoy light food/drink and music!


Apparition Trailer

Apparition (Aparisyon), 2012, is a psychological drama based in the 1970s Philippines, amidst the Marcos regime. The film follows the lives of the sisters of the Adoration Monastery in the rural town of Rizal. Sister Lourdes (Jodi Sta. Maria), a newcomer to the convent attends political rallies with Sister Remy (Mylene Dizon), a young nun suffering from a crisis of faith after her brother’s disappearance. Aparisyon has won numerous awards and nominations including the NETPAC Award at the 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival, the 2012 Deauville Film Festival Audience Award, and the 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Best New Breed. It currently has a home on the Criterion Channel and is considered a modern Filipino Film classic.

Content Warning:

Please be aware that this film contains depictions of abuse and sexual violence against women.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Asian Film and Media Initiative at the Department of Cinema Studies NYU (AFMI), Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (A/P/A), International Filipino Association at NYU (IFA), Sulo, New York Southeast Asian Network (NYSEAN), & The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU KJCC).