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UP Film Institute celebrates National Heritage Month, hails Filipinos in Cannes

Walang Alaala ang mga Paruparo by Lav Diaz (May 6, 5 pm)

Walang Alaala ang mga Paruparo by Lav Diaz (May 6, 5 pm, Cine Adarna)

The UP Film Institute announces its screenings for May 2013 at the UPFI Film Center in observance of the National Heritage Month and as a salute to all the Filipino filmmakers participating in this year’s Festival de Cannes led by Lav Diaz and Adolfo Alix Jr. who will both premiere their films officially selected for Un Certain Regard – the competitive section for upstream cinema of the world’s most prestigious filmfest.

To signify what can be considered as a strong Philippine presence at Cannes this year, some of the recent films of Alix and Diaz are once more brought back to the big screen in acknowledgement respectively of their distinguished bodies of work.

Karera by Adolfo Alix Jr. (May 7 & 8, 2:30 pm, Cine Adarna)

Karera by Adolfo Alix Jr. (May 7 & 8, 2:30 pm, Cine Adarna)

The premier state university joins the entire nation in celebrating Philippine heritage with a string of presentations foremost of which is multi-awarded Fil-Am filmmaker Benito Bautista’s twinbill of much acclaimed documentary features. Director Bautista will grace the screenings for a dialog and interaction with viewing audiences.

The Pangasinan take on the saga of Philippine diaspora lies at the core of Christopher Gozum’s Lawas Kan Pinabli.

For its commitment to boost the culture of film clubs, the UP Film Institute holds Cinemalibre screenings with CINEPHILES!

In a run-up to this year’s Philippine elections, Vincent Sandoval’s Cinemalaya production is paired with a Joel Lamangan retrospective entry as one big premiere in a timely turn is lined up for the new screen satire Juana Change the Movie starring Mae Paner, written by Rody Vera and directed by Jade Castro.

A two-part Lino Brocka special constitutes the month’s hallmark for a look at the cinema of the country’s National Artists that segues to UP Film Institute’s own focus on the past schoolyear’s harvest of most outstanding films from the ranks of its graduates.

Further highlights include continuing showcase for a package of Venezuelan films care of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and a number of celebrated Philippine classics in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Church’s Year of Faith, in honor of the memory of Danny Zialcita and as a homage to specific films respectively from Maryo J. de los Reyes and Mario O’Hara on their commemorative year.

For admission and further details, interested parties may call 9262722, 9263640.

UPFI Film Center
National Heritage Month
May 2013

CINE ADARNA
Gabby Fernandez’s Nasaan si Francis
May 1 Wed 2:30/5/7 p.m.
May 2 Thurs 2:30/5/7 p.m.

Salute to the Cannes-Bound Directors
Dalawang Sine ni Lav Diaz
May 6 Mon
5 p.m. Walang Alaala ang mga Paruparo
7 p.m. Pagsisiyasat sa Gabing Ayaw Lumimot

Mother Figures in Adolfo Alix Jr.’s Films
May 7 Tue
2:30 p.m. Karera
5 p.m. Chassis
7 p.m. Presa

May 8 Wed
2:30 p.m. Karera
5 p.m. Presa
7 p.m. Chassis

Premiere: Juana Change the Movie
Written by Rody Vera
Directed by Jade Castro
May 9 Thurs 6 p.m.

In an Election Year
Special features for another election year in the country with the world history distinction as Asia’s first republic
May 10 Fri
5 p.m. Joel Lamangan’s Hubog
7 p.m. Vincent Sandoval’s Señorita

Christopher Gozum’s Lawas Kan Pinabli
May 11 Sat 1 p.m.

Benito Bautista Documentary Features
May 14 Tuesday
2:30 p.m. The Gift of Barong
5 p.m. The Gift of Barong
7 p.m. Harana

May 15 Wednesday
2:30 p.m. Harana
5 p.m. Harana
7 p.m. Harana

May 16 Thursday
2:30 p.m. The Gift of Barong
5 p.m. The Gift of Barong
7 p.m. The Gift of Barong

May 17 Friday
2:30 p.m. The Gift of Barong
5 p.m. Harana
7 p.m. The Gift of Barong

Commemorative Presentation
Maryo J. de los Reyes’ Magnifico 10th Anniversary Screening
May 20 Mon 5:30 p.m.

Lino Brocka – National Artist Special
Brocka Directs Nora Aunor
May 21 Tue 5 & 7 p.m.

Brocka Greatest Films
May 22 Wed 2:30, 5 & 7 p.m.

Likha Adarna
UPFI presents the past school year’s Best Thesis films
May 23 Thurs 7 p.m.

VIDEOTHEQUE
Cinemalibre Film Club Screening with Cinephiles!
May 4 Sat 12:30 p.m. onwards

In the Year of Faith
Special Philippine features for the Roman Catholic Church’s declaration of 2012-2013 as the Year of Faith
May 9 Thurs 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
May 24 Fri 6:30 p.m.

Cine de Venezolano
Presented by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Added screenings for some of the populist features characteristic of the Latin American country
May 10 Fri
2:30 p.m. Efterpi Charalambidis’ Libertador Morales
4:30 p.m. Fina Torres’ Habana Eva

May 30 Thurs
2:30 p.m. Roman Chalbaud’s Dias de Poder
4:30 p.m. Cesar Bolivar’s Muerte en Alto Contraste

Commemorative Presentation
May 11 Sat
2:30 p.m. Maryo J. de los Reyes’ Magnifico 10th Anniversary Screening
4:30 p.m. Mario O’Hara’s Babae sa Breakwater 10th Anniversary Screening

Cinemalibre Film Club Screening with Cinephiles!
May 18 Sat 12:30 p.m. onwards

Tribute to Danny Zialcita
UP Film Institute continues its retrospective in honor of the memory of one of Philippine cinema’s most hailed master directors
May 23 Thurs-24 Fri 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
May 31 Fri 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Press release from University of the Philippines Film Institute.

The University of the Philippines Film Institute, member of the CILECT/International Association of Film and Television Schools, is the only film school in the country that offers Bachelors and Masters degree in Film and Media Studies in Film. One of its main facilities is the UP Film Center which houses Cine Adarna (Main Theater), an 800-seater cinema located at Magsaysay Avenue and Osmena Avenue, UP Diliman; the Ishmael Bernal Gallery, an artist’s space reserved for multimedia exhibits and installaitions located at the back of the main theater; and the Videotheque, located at the 2nd Floor of the Ishmael Bernal Gallery. For more information, contact the UPFI Academic Office at (02) 920-6863 or the UPFI Adarna Office at (02) 926-2722.

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