CINEMA PROGRAMMING TITLES, DATES, SUBTITLES, DESCRIPTION, COSTS and LOCATIONS:

MANILA: OPEN CITY (1968) Finished
Directed by Eddie Romero

February 3, 2108 (Saturday)
6:30pm
English
Manila is captured by Japanese soldiers, and Americans and their allies have to take back the city in order to liberate the civilians and free more than 2,000 POWs. (Source: imdb)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO 

INTRAMUROS: WALLS OF HELL (1968) Finished
Directed by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero

February 4, 2018 (Sunday)
6:30pm
English
A war epic set inside Intramuros, the film outlines the story of how Japanese soldiers made a suicidal last stand within the walled city during the final days of the Second World War. (Source: Noel Vera)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

SPECIAL OFF-SITE EVENT:
SOFIA SCREENING AT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

February 10, 2018 (Saturday)
6:30pm
The Society of Filipino Archivists for Film have a screening at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines.  Log onto: https://www.facebook.com/sofiaphilippines/ for more information.
Location: DREAM THEATER at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines

ANAK DALITA (1956)
Directed by Lamberto V. Avellana
February 11, 2018 (Sunday)

6:30pm
Filipino – No subtitles (Parental Guidance)
The story takes place in Intramuros where there is a slum settlement. Vic (Tony Santos), a war hero from Korea returns to find his mother dying. When his mother dies, he is befriended by Cita (Rosa Rosal), a prostitute with a golden heart who takes care of him, but eventually both fall into a deeper relationship. Since both are poverty-stricken, Vic decides to work with Carlo (Jose de Cordova), a smuggler. (Source: kabayancentral.com)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS FILIPINO (1956)
Directed by Lamberto V. Avellana

February 17, 2018 (Saturday)
6:30pm
English (Parental Guidance)
The film is based on the celebrated play of the same title by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin and is directed by National Artist for film, Lamberto V. Avellana. “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” is considered the most important Filipino play in English. In it Joaquin focused on family conflict, in which old cultural models are reconciled with modern values. (Source: kabayancentral.com)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

MEMORIES OF A FORGOTTEN WAR (2001)
Directed by Sari Dalena

February 18, 2018 (Sunday)
English subtitles (No Rating)
In the decade following the Spanish-American War, more Filipinos were killed by US troops than by the Spanish during the 300 years of colonial rule. More than 1 million Filipinos died between 1899 and 1913. This experimental documentary about the Philippine-American War of 1899 combines archival photographs and turn of the century film, digital video and 16mm footage to create memories of a forgotten history. A contemporary Filipina-American narrator weaves this complex history through historiography, experimental documentary and intercultural cinema. Shot on location in the Philippines and edited in the US, the film was produced by an international team of Filipino and American media artists.
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

BULAKLAK SA CITY JAIL (1984)
Directed by Mario O’Hara

February 24, 2018 (Saturday)
6:30pm
English subtitles (Mature Audiences Only)
The story follows the searing odyssey of Angela, a victim of a miscarriage of justice, from her incarceration in the women’s section of an urban prison, through her escape and delivery of her love child in a city zoo, to her recapture and eventual legal triumph in obtaining custody of her baby. (Source: Wiki)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA (2004)
Directed by Elwood Perez

February 25, 2018 (Sunday)
6:30pm
English subtitles (Mature Audiences Only)
Frustrated with his station in life as a lowly cook boy in a Chinese restaurant, comic book enthusiast Mario sets out across Manila to experience the wealth and diversity of the city’s cultural scene. Elwood Perez employs a sprawling cast of professionals and non-actors alike to create a campy, kaleidoscopic, quasi-documentary of the city’s rich yet dangerous underbelly. (Source: tube.hk)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

MANILA BY NIGHT (1980)
Directed by Ishmael Bernal

March 3, 2018 (Saturday)
6:30pm
Filipino – No subtitles (Mature Audiences Only)
The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families’ conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs and prostitution. The outstanding narrative explicitly unravels the various characters and episodes. This landmark film of Ishmael Bernal depicts the darkness of city life so vividly that it was once prohibited to use the word ‘Manila’ on its title. (Source: IMDB/Pusan Int’l Film Festival)
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

BAYANING THIRD WORLD (1999)
Directed by Mike de Leon

March 4, 2018 (Sunday)
6:30pm
English subtitles (General Admission)
Two filmmakers try to create a film venturing on the life of José Rizal. Before they do that, they try to investigate on the heroism of the Philippine national hero. Of particular focus is his supposed retraction of his views against the Roman Catholic Church during the Spanish regime in the Philippines which he expressed primarily through his two novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The investigation was done mainly by “interviewing” key individuals in the life of Rizal such as his mother Teodora Alonso, his siblings Paciano, Trinidad, and Narcisa, his love interest and supposed wife Josephine Bracken, and the Jesuit priest who supposedly witnessed Rizal’s retraction, Vicente Balaguer. Eventually, the two filmmakers would end up “interviewing” Rizal himself to get to the bottom of the issue.
Location: TEATRO at FORT SANTIAGO

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