37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Kingmaker


Imelda Marcos in KINGMAKER. Photo Credit: Lauren Greenfield.

Centering on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker explores the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The former first lady of the Philippines, whose behind-the-scenes influence on her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global political stage, confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of the matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. This jaw-dropping documentary by director Lauren Greenfield paints an engaging portrait of a woman who has navigated through countless political, personal, and social squalls, yet remains irretrievably drawn to the flame of power.


Thursday, October 24


6:00 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Lauren Greenfield

Runtime: 101 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2019

Country: USA, Denmark

Language: English