This will be a screening of THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG, with director ANDREW LEAVOLD in attendance, launching his book of the same name.
Australian video store owner-turned-guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold stumbled across a dubbed copy of B-movie For Your Height Only, featuring a 3-foot tall James Bond–type character, played by Filipino actor Weng Weng. This hugely entertaining documentary follows Leavold’s ensuing two-decade obsession with Weng Weng, as he travels to Manila to try and track down the elusive former novelty star. Comprising of interviews with filmmakers and footage of Leavold’s adventures, The Search for Weng Weng is a surprisingly moving exploration of the life and career of the obscure actor.
Besides the movie, you will also have th opportunity to buy a signed copy of Andrew’s book about Weng Weng!