INDIE APRIL SPECIALS AT THE UP FILM INSTITUTE!


posterThe UP Film Institute has a full line-up of screenings for April 2013 at the UPFI Film Center in UP Diliman with a focus on films that have best defined and anticipated the ascendancy enjoyed by current independent filmmaking in the country.

Foremost among the selections are significant films by Mario O’Hara, Maryo J. de los Reyes, Rox Lee and Mon Lee, Charliebebs Gohetia, Gabby Fernandez and Fil-Ams Ian Gamazon and Neill de la Llana.

Both O’Hara’s “Babae sa Breakwater” and de los Reyes’ “Magnifico” mark their respective 10th anniversary this year. Gamazon and de la Llana’s “Cavite” is much lauded for the major Sundance prize it bagged at the time when the festival was limited to exclusive competition among United States entries.

Regional cinema making it to mainstream is demonstrated by Fernandez’s full-length feature debut, “Nasaan si Francis”. With “The Natural Phenomenon of Madness”, Gohetia is distinguished for having competed twice in the Dragons and Tigers Main Section of the Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada.

No indie film special can be complete without paying homage to brothers Rox Lee and Mon Lee with no less than a retro showcase of their landmark film on an iconic comic-strip character they have created.

For a fill of world-class Pinoy animation, the Animation Council of the Philippines brings to the premier state university the winning works from the latest edition of the Animahenasyon Philippine Animation Festival.

A hallmark of documentary features is slated with new works by Mae Caralde, Jed Medrano, Sheryl Rose Andes and Joni Gutierrez.

The current election year in the country is observed with choice classics from National Artist for Film LINO BROCKA.

International features courtesy of the Embassy of Italy commemorate what the Roman Catholic Church has declared as the Year of Faith.

Screenings for more Venezuelan releases serve as a follow-up to the Festival de Cine Venezolano presented last March by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

With the demise of director DANNY ZIALCITA, UP Film Institute seeks to honor his memory with some of his most celebrated films.

UPFI Film Center: IN THE REALM OF THE INDIES — April 2013

CINE ADARNA:
Mario O’Hara’s “Babae sa Breakwater”
Courtesy of Entertainment Warehouse
Special 10th Anniversary Presentation
April 15 Mon 5:30 p.m.

Maryo J. Delos Reyes’ “Magnifico”
Courtesy of Violett Films
Special 10th Anniversary Presentation
April 16 Tue 7 p.m.

Ian Gamazon and Neill de la Llana’s “Cavite”
April 17 Wed 2:30/5/7 p.m.
April 18 Thurs 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Roxlee and Monlee’s “Cesar Asar”
April 19 Fri 7 p.m.
April 20 Sat 1:30/3:30 p.m.

Charliebebs Gohetia’s “The Natural Phenomenon of Madness” (Bebs Sabellano Gohetia)
April 20 Sat 5:30 p.m.
April 23 Tue 7 p.m.

Animahenasyon Festival Prize Winners
Presented by the Animation Council of the Philippines
April 23 Tue 5 p.m.
April 26 Fri 5/7 p.m.

Gabby Fernandez’s “Nasaan si Francis”
April 29 Mon 7 p.m.
May 1 Wed 2:30/5/7 p.m.
May 2 Thurs 2:30/5/7 p.m.

VIDEOTHEQUE:
Tribute to DANNY ZIALCITA
In memory of the maverick film director hailed among the last in the lineage of the truly great maestros behind Philippine cinema’s classics era
April 18 Thurs/April 19 Fri/April 22 Mon 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Gold, Green, Red and Stardust: Four Mothers Documentary Features
Works by Mae Caralde, Jed Medrano, Sheryl Rose Andes, Joni Gutierrez
April 20 Sat 2:30 p.m. (Screenings)/5 p.m. (Q&A/Open Forum)

Cine Venezolano
Presented by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
More features from the Latin American country with its cinema of romance and revolution
April 23 Tue
2:30 p.m. Cesar Bolivar’s Muerte en Alto Contraste
4:30 p.m. Luis Alberto Lamata’s Miranda Regresa

Brocka on Electoral Politics
Special relevant features in the birth month of National Artist for Film LINO BROCKA coinciding with another Philippine election year
April 24 Wed & 25 Thurs 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.

The Learned Film Buff
Features handpicked at random for the sheer joy and extreme pleasure of the true film buff
April 24 Wed & 25 Thurs 6:30 p.m.
April 29 Mon 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.

In the Year of Faith
Courtesy of Embassy of Italy
Screenings as the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics welcome the election of the new Pope, mark the Easter season in the Christian calendar and commune with the rest of the faithful in what has been proclaimed as the Year of Faith
April 27 Sat
2 p.m. Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo
4:30 p.m. Nanni Moretti’s Habemus Papam

April 30 Tue
2:30 p.m. Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo
5 p.m. Nanni Moretti’s Habemus Papam

-Noy Lauzon

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