PASO Sponsors “The Bit Player” at CIFF 2014

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PASO is happy to support the Cleveland International Film Festival as a Community Partner. As such, PASO is sponsoring a film, “The Bit Player,” directed by Jeffrey Jeturian, a Filipino filmmaker from Manila. He has been in the film industry since the mid-80s and worked his way up from wardrobe and crew to writer, producer, and director. In addition to film, he’s served as a producer on several Philippine television shows.

First Screening: Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at 9:15pm
Second Screening: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 11:30am
Location: Tower City Cinemas
Ticket Price: $14 or $12 with the Code: PASO
Buy Tickets: www.clevelandfilm.org
Year: 2013
Country: Philippines
Run Time: 111 Minutes


A Brief Synopsis

Loida is a single, middle-aged mother with very lofty goals. For years she’s been working as an extra on soap operas, patiently waiting for her chance to shine. However the path to “making it” is anything but easy. The odds are always stacked against you, especially as you age. Since her non-speaking roles don’t pay much, Loida works extra hard to make ends meet. While this means time away from her daughter, her extreme work ethic ensures that they’re at least somewhat financially stable. At this point, her desire to succeed is as much driven by her parental responsibilities as her own personal ambitions. In fact, her motherly ways have seeped on set, as she often offers guidance to the younger extras. In a field driven by greed and ego, Loida’s kindhearted nature stands out like a sore thumb. Will she ever get her big break, or will the industry break her instead? THE BIT PLAYER is a raw but endearing tale of a woman coming to terms with the reality of her dreams. (In Tagalog with subtitles) —E.F.

For more information on the film visit:
www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/the-bit-player