The Kingmaker


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Dec 20, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Dec 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Dec 23, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Dec 26, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:101 minutes
Production Country:Denmark, United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lauren Greenfield


Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, “The Kingmaker” examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family's improbable return to power in the Philippines.

The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda's present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family's history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch's extravagant love for her country.

In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda's comeback story serves as a dark cautionary tale.

“The Kingmaker” has received three Critics’ Choice Award nominations including Best Feature Documentary.

“An absorbing look at the life and legacy of Imelda Marcos.” — IndieWire

“Jaw-dropping!” — Variety

“Riveting.” — The Hollywood Reporter

“Enthralling.” — Time Out London