The Lost Films of Weng Weng with Andrew Leavold

The Lost Films of Weng Weng with Andrew Leavold

PhilaMOCA celebrates the release of the cult documentary-turned-memoir THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG with Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold and an exclusive screening of a new compilation of rare Weng Weng films!

Filmmaker Andrew Leavold will read excerpts from the his new book that details his 11 year search for the midget James Bond of the Philippines followed by a brand new 90 minute compilation of Weng Weng rarities:

"THE LOST FILMS OF WENG WENG - three of Weng Weng's Tagalog language films I’ve chopped down to their essentials and subtitled into English - all seen for the very first time outside the Philippines! You get the gold from - Stariray (Dolphy's 1981 gay disco actioner, in which a gruff-voiced Weng Weng as Chief of Operations teaches him kung fu); Da Best In Da West (another Weng Weng western also from 1981, this time as Dolphy's deputy Bronson!); and Legs...Katawan...Babae! (stars Hagibis, the Filipino Village People, in a delirious disco kung fu spy musical WESTERN [!!!] in which Weng Weng makes a cameo in the final blazing line-dancing number). I cannot WAIT to share this 90 minute party comp with you!"



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