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Celebrate the Start of Filipino American Heritage Month with the Premiere of 1521: A Tale of Timeless Romance

In just a week from today, a captivating tale of love that transcends time will grace the silver screen. The movie “1521” is not just a film, but an experience that promises to take you on a journey back to a pivotal era, unraveling a 500-year-old romantic saga between Diwata (played by the Philippines Box Office Queen, Bea Alonzo) and Enrique (portrayed by the charismatic Hector David Jr., known as the Green Power Ranger). This cinematic masterpiece premieres nationwide on October 2, 2023. Watch the official movie trailer

This event isn’t just a movie premiere, but a celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month, kicking off with a bang courtesy of the Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (FABCCA) which headed by FPACC & FABCCA Main President Marie Cunning along with FABCCA East President Charmel Dela Cruz and FABCCA West President Minnie Palis. They’ve booked one auditorium inside the AMS Westgate 20 for the Fil-Am community “…to come together, enjoy the film, and celebrate our shared heritage”. This theater is located on 9400 W Hanna Dr in Glendale, Arizona. Pre-paid tickets are available and can be secured by contacting 480-658-4537 (text only). For more information about this joint event, feel free to reach out to Marie Cunning at 602-573-6936. Event Date & Location

Moreover, this premiere serves a greater purpose. It’s also part of a multi-club fundraising effort. The proceeds will support the Lions Club medical mission in the Philippines, benefiting the Phoenix Barangay Lions Club, Phoenix One World Global Artists Lions Club, and the Glendale Professionals & Healthcare Associates Lions Club. It’s a night of entertainment, community, and charity.


A specials thanks from the organizers goes out to the following community partners for supporting this event: Baysan Productions, NaFFAA – Arizona Chapter, Lara’s Media, MegaWorld International, Glendale Professionals & Healthcare Associates Lions Club, Manila Sunrise Filipino Sari Sari Store, Care Partners Health Services, Chikka Magazine, Arizona Discount Flooring, Phoenix One World Global Lions Club, Arizona American Hospice, Casino Arizona/Talking Stick Resort, Halo Halo Kitchen, SEVAF, and Bong and Letty Raguindin (Valley of the Sun Home Healthcare).


You will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity. Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and be part of a memorable night that celebrates love, heritage, and community. Your seat awaits you…see you at the movies!

Michael Lewis

Michael is joined at the hip with the Filipino American community through family, friends, and his love for the food. Over the past 15 years+, he has been an active "behind the scenes" contributor to a variety of Filipino community groups, events, and activities. Michael is also ringleader of the FilAm FamBam crew and in his free time enjoys RV'ing and anything tech.

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