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Documentary about Imelda Marcos to premiere at CCP

A documentary on Marcos clan matriarch and former First Lady Imelda Marcos is scheduled to premiere at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on January 29.

The CCP announced on Thursday the screening schedule for "The Kingmaker," written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield.

The matinee screening is at 3 pm while the evening show is at 7:30 pm. Both screenings will be held at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).

According to the CCP's Facebook page, "The Kingmaker" is a 100-minute documentary that "explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and examines the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines."

Greenfield said in a statement that the Marcos matriarch has been an "iconic reference in her long-term investigation of wealth through her photography and films."

"Astonished that she had managed to re-enter Philippine politics after being ousted by a popular uprising, I began filming her and discovered that, at age 85, she remained a skilled 'political animal,' as her son Bongbong describes her," Greenfield said.

"The Kingmaker" received a Writers Guild Nomination, three Critics Choice Nominations and the Critics Choice award for the "Most Compelling Living Subject Documentary."

The CCP is a cultural institution built during the Marcos rule with Imelda as the founding chairman.

“We can’t deny the relations of the center with the Marcoses, but CCP has moved on to become a People’s Art Center," said CCP VP-artistic director Chris B. Millado in a statement. "The CCP has always been a platform for artistic expressions and rational conversations. We are presenting a documentary tackling an issue that we are concerned about, as a Filipino people."

On Wednesday evening, CCP chairman Margarita Moran-Floirendo and board of trustees held the institution's 50th anniversary dinner in honor of the former First Lady.

Among those who attended the dinner were friends and relatives of Imelda, including one of her daughters Senator Imee Marcos. —Angelica Y. Yang/MGP, GMA News