Philippine independent cinema may well become a global phenomenon as it continues to delight critics & audiences around the world with the diversity, vitality & creativity of the Philippine film industry. These are artists & producers who can truly go places when it comes to evoking the essence of a unique cultural landscape without disregarding a defiant, homegrown sophistication that can only enhance the beauty & bravura in their work.
The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines has played a key role in representing & nurturing talent as well as encouraging the creation of new cinematic works with an unequivocal commitment to promoting enduring & contemporary film making. For the movement & the movers, there is also an emphasis on the personification of works ‘that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience’ with fresh insight & artistic integrity.
Standing up for culture, entertainment & the world of art films, be sure to drop by Indie Sine at Robinson’s Galleria on Saturday, November 24 for Metropolis, the first installation in a series of indie film screenings. The event is being presented by Anahata Foundation, a community based artistic collective, UN Millennium Campaign advocacy partner & grass-roots production team with a shared interest in distinctive creative processes & discovering unique pathways for promoting Philippine culture & the arts.
Movement, performance, fashion, media, visual arts, and the environment are some of the ways we communicate to express & encourage the equitable transmission of ideas, values & aspirations essential to Community Cultural Development (CCD).
With an urban punk rock vibe ‘Iskwaterpangk’ (2006) directed by Khavn De La Cruz will play back to back with ‘Batad: Sa Paang Palay’ (2006) & Hawaiian Orchid Award nominee ‘24K’ (2009) as the third headliner, where in exploring tribal customs & the indescrutability of the human spirit, directors Benji Garcia & Ana Agabin together embrace an evolving pilgrimatic sensibility that might also serve as a metaphor for modern times.
Following in the footsteps of the recent Wi_Fi Body 4 ‘In Focus’ series at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, don’t miss this unique line-up of works, well regarded in the arts scene for the social issues explored as well as for their historic & cultural significance, educational focus & entertainment value.
Iskwaterpangk (2007) | 1:00pm
Directed by Khavn De La Cruz
An urban punk rock vibe not to be missed
Cinemanila 2006 Grand Jury Prize Awardee
Batad (2006) | 3:00pm
Directed by Benji Garcia
The coming of age of an indigenous Ifugao boy
Cinemalaya Special Jury Prize Awardee
24K (2009) | 5:00pm
Directed by Ana Agabin
The secret world of post-war treasure hunting
Cinemalaya Best Cinematography Awardee
Metropolis is made possible through the assistance of the Indie Filmmakers Multi-purpose Cooperative (IFC), the Cultural Center of the Philippines Media Arts Division & Cinemalaya. Session times are at 2pm, 4pm & 6:30pm with featured filmmakers dropping by to introduce their films & share industry insights as well as a live musical performance by The Brockas.
Tickets are P150 with proceeds supporting Anahata Foundation’s community based projects involved in movement, performance, fashion, media, visual arts & concern for the environment.
For reservations / inquiries please call Indie Sine (632) 395 2038, text (63) 9296944138 / (63)9087568699 / (63)9278748789 or email [email protected]. We’re also on Facebook for your comments & input
Indie Sine is located at Level 4 of Robinson’s Galleria along EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Screening times are 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:30pm, Saturday, November 21.