The Kingmaker (2019)
First screened in November 2019
Director: Lauren Greenfield. Documentary about Imelda Marcos, ex-First Lady of the Philippines, and the ongoing travails of her nation and her steadfastly political family. Twitter Capsule:
Imelda is a colorful concrete wall. Centering her in this complex Filipino story occludes as much as it illuminates.
Aspects of the Marcos mythos (the non-burial, the reluctant scion, Duterte as shadow) merit more probing. But are these the best, freshest approaches?