philippine theater actors guild (TAG) releases official statement on the “skyflakes and catfood” controversy…

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TAG Official Statement RE: Rafa Santos


c/o Miss Karla Pambid
(Theater Actress & Best Supporting Actress
at Cinemalaya 2010)
on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:14pm

(PHILIPPINE THEATER ACTORS GUILD (PTAG) is a non-stock, non-profit organization for theater actors of the Philippines with primary goals for its members of providing advance theater education, protecting from basic rights on artistic engagements and assisting to the basic needs in terms of individual legal obligations provided by the Philippine Government such as health, security and taxes).

We, members of the Philippine Theater Actors Guild (TAG), are outraged.

The insensitive statements of Rafael Santos do not only demean our craft as actors but reinforce the prevalent view with which society, the entertainment industry in particular, regards theater actors and artists—as mere commodities in the realm of television and filmmaking. Rafael Santos has now become the very image of the contempt and ridicule thrown our way as a community.

We have had enough!

As theater actors, we go through intensive training and harness our discipline to hone and continually develop our craft. It is this same discipline we bring to any project and share willingly in every endeavor we are involved in.

The “cat food and sky flakes” metaphor speaks of the crumbs fed to us, which we have been forced to endure.

We have had enough!

The controversy sparked by his irresponsible remarks, intended as a joke perhaps, but one that failed terribly, is a reflection of an industry that has long lost its soul to commercialism and profit. The theater artist has become an aliping namamahay — a slave to a fiefdom ruled by commerce and mediocrity.

We have had enough! We are now claiming our space.

We demand an apology from Rafael Santos. We demand that this apology be addressed to all theater actors, and be made in the same venue that he has maligned us.

But beyond this controversy, it is imperative to set the direction that TAG envisions for our community: a community of professionals that is respected and acknowledged in the art and entertainment industry. We are united in our diversity and determined to collectively act and realize our dream – respect for the theater actor.

In the end, we dare claim that a society who respects its artists is a society that keeps its soul.

Signed:

Abad Santos, Ana

Aguilos, Kalila

Atienza, Jojo

Boonggaling, Don Melvin

Bayani, Angeli

Chan, Ricci

De Jesus, Vince

Del Rosario, Rico

Gesmundo, David Cosico

Guanzon, Gwyn

Hernandez, Jeff

Lorenzo, Jojit

Pambid, Karla

Ranay, Andoy

Saracho, Joel

Serrano, Peter

Tagudin, Jojo

Teodoro, Kakki

Tolentino, Neil

Valdes, Joaquin

Yabut, Jack

a peek at tom rodriguez’ red briefs…

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if i were there in that island, i will tear-off that pants!
tom in a nice male get-up.
too much masculinity: tom.

Usap-usapan na sa buong internet social networking sites ang “red briefs” diumano ni Tom Rodriguez na makikita ng buong-buo sa pelikulang “Temptation Island”. Marami na ang nananabik. Kasi, sabi pa ni Tom, maraming eksena sa nasabing pelikula na suot niya ang red brief na ‘yun! Kaya naman naghahanda na ang mga bading na ma-sight siyang naka-red brief sa darating na July 6, sa first-day showing ng “Temptation Island”.
Tom is one of the most desirable hunk in showbiz now. Very nice and amiable in person. And we voted for him as one of “the sexiest new male actors” in Philippine showbiz today.
Enjoy the few photos we have on sexy Tom, aside from peeking on his red brief, of course…

tom in cosmo bash party, with daniel matsunaga.

SULTAN BONG REVILLA…

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si kap bong, kinoronahan sa Mindanao!
our muslim brothers...

SULTAN BONG REVILLA. Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. expresses great honor and pleasure as former Congressman Sultan Pax S. Mangudadatu puts on his head the Sultan crown, which signifies his investiture as Sultan Aadil or Prince of Justice of the Sultanate of Rajan Buayan IV in Mindanao. The conferment was in recognition of the senator’s efforts to alleviate the plight of Muslim Filipinos and promote long- lasting peace and development in Mindanao.

AND BONG DOES HIS TASK!

senator bong revilla, jr. offers his help to poor and weaker filipinos...

AND BONG, THE GOOD HUSBAND TO LANI!

many years of marital bliss rekindled...

SPECIAL BONUS TREAT: COLIN FARRELL, NOT THE AMERICAN ACTOR, BUT THE HANDSOME ‘BOY’ NEXT-DOOR YOU WILL WANT TO BRING HOME TO MAMA…

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a boy, a human being, a soul... COLIN.

COLIN FARRELL.
Does that name ring a bell? Surely, it is.
He is a very accomplished Hollywood actor. Having made countless films like “Home At The End Of The World” (where he portrayed a ‘gay’ role and had to kiss a man, and for this blogger, his best movie ever), “Tigerland”, directed by Joel Schumacher, “Alexander”, directed by Oliver Stone, and many others.
But let’s look at Colin now, not just as the American actor we admire, but let’s look at him this time as a ‘boy’ (though he’s already more than 40 years of age, for this blogger, he still looks like a BOY). A sweet and lovable boy who lives next-door, that you may want to bring home to MAMA.

with boyish looks, this hollywood actor delighted a majority of movie audiences.

Gays love Colin. He looks so sweet, so gentle. And, he is not an ‘anti-gay’. Though he’s a straight guy, he never hates gays. Just look at his past interviews on GQ, Variety, Cosmopolitan and People Magazines- he always have something good to say about gays. When he was younger, during in his teens maybe, he worked as a bartender back in Dublin, Ireland. He had gay friends there. And he loved them.
Just like another legendary Hollywood actor James Dean who loved the company of gay men, Colin never turned his back on friendships with gay people? If that’s true, how lovely of him…
We love that aspect on Colin’s personal life. Just like a little teenaged boy, unaware of people’s bad discernments on gays. You would love to cuddle him and take care of him… Haha.
And a sensitive person as that, Colin also got affected by the “dark phantoms” of his showbiz life. And hypocricy. He took drugs. And got addicted. Was rehabilitated, and managed a good comeback in Hollywood.
Now, Colin is still Colin Farrell.
But what people loved most about him? It is his being ‘humane’. Being a boy. Being the person you will forever want to take care of, and love.
Below is an old trailer of his gay-oriented mainstream Hollywood film wherein he kissed his fellow actor on the lips: Home At The End Of The World.

MORE FACTS ABOUT COLIN, FROM WIKIPEDIA (Source Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Farrell)

Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor, who has appeared in films including Tigerland, Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, The Recruit, Alexander, S.W.A.T., and In Bruges.

Early life

Farrell was born in Dublin, the son of Rita (née Monaghan), a housewife, and Eamon Farrell, a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers FC and owned a company importing and exporting canned goods in Dublin City. He was raised Roman Catholic.His uncle Tommy Farrell also played for Rovers. Farrell has two sisters, Claudine (who is his personal assistant) and Catherine, and a brother, Eamon Jr. When he was ten, the Farrells moved to Castleknock, a Dublin suburb. Farrell was educated at St. Brigid’s National School Castleknock followed by Castleknock College and Gormanston College. Farrell unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish group Boyzone when he was still unknown. Farrell attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC television drama. Farrell appeared on the show seven times from 1998 to 1999.

Career

Farrell had small parts in television shows and films, including the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, and his film debut in Tim Roth’s The War Zone.In 2000, he was cast in the lead role of Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland, an American film directed by Joel Schumacher. Farrell’s next American films, American Outlaws (2001) and Hart’s War (2002), were not commercially successful, but his 2003 films, including Phone Booth, S.W.A.T., and The Recruit were well-received box office successes. Although he has a pronounced Irish accent, Farrell uses an American accent in some of his films including American Outlaws and his breakthrough role, Tigerland.
Farrell roles as a supporting actor include his performances as an ambitious cop who chases after a potential criminal, played by actor Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002), and as the skilled villain Bullseye in Daredevil (2003). Matt Damon was originally offered the Minority Report role but he turned it down to appear in Ocean’s Eleven. Farrell said “he had no problem” that people knew he was the producer’s fall back pick after Damon declined.The character of Bullseye is that of an assassin with perfect accuracy and deep-rooted pride of it. Farrell was attached to this role in December 2001, though initially he was considered for the lead role as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, until Ben Affleck signed. Farrell was encouraged to keep his Irish accent as this version of Bullseye is from Ireland.[Farrell had to read into Frank Miller’s Daredevil comics to understand Bullseye “because the expression on the character’s faces in the comic books, and just the way they move sometimes, and the exaggerations of the character I’m playing […] he’s so over-the-top that you do draw from that. But it’s not exactly a character you can do method acting for… you know, running around New York killing people with paper clips.”
In late 2003, Farrell starred as a criminal who plots a bank heist with Cillian Murphy in the comedy Intermission, which held the record as highest-grossing Irish independent film in Irish box office history until 2006. In 2004, Farrell appeared in several independent films that received only a limited theatrical release in most countries, including A Home at the End of the World, which received some positive reviews. Farrell appeared as a bisexual character in A Home at the End of the World.
Farrell appeared in the title role of Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone’s 2004 biopic Alexander, which, while receiving some favorable reviews internationally, received mostly mediocre and negative reviews in the United States. It was marked by controversy for portraying the ancient conqueror as bisexual, and received criticism from some historians for its portrayal of the ancient Persians, though others praised it for its accuracy in these regards as well. The movie grossed a total of $167 million worldwide, despite its poor showing within the United States, just exceeding its budget of $155 million.
Farrell’s next film was 2005’s Academy Award-nominated The New World, also a historical epic that was met with mixed reviews.
Farrell played the leading role of captain John Smith, the founder of 17th century colonial Jamestown, Virginia who falls in love with a beautiful Native American princess, Pocahontas, played by Q’Orianka Kilcher. The film received positive reviews, despite being released in only 811 theaters worldwide and having a relatively low box office gross.
The New World was followed by Ask the Dust, a romance film set in period Los Angeles and co-starring Salma Hayek. It received a very limited theatrical release and was not a financial success. 2006 brought more success in Farrell’s career, as he appeared opposite Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann’s action-crime film Miami Vice. The film was a box office success grossing a total of US $164 million worldwide. Farrell was next seen in Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream, which premiered in 2007 and was distributed in the U.S. in early 2008. Farrell’s next film, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, opened the Sundance Film Festival in 2008; Farrell received his first Golden Globe nomination and win for his role as Ray, a hired hitman. Shortly thereafter, he appeared in Kicking It, a documentary following six homeless men from different countries as they attempt to qualify for the Homeless World Cup. Farrell appeared on screen and provided narration. The film released simultaneously in theaters and television, airing on ESPN2 with a very short window to DVD release. Farrell received positive press for his involvement in the heartwarming true-life tale, and enthusiastic reviews for the two dramatic roles that preceded it.
On 11 January 2009, he won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor: Musical or Comedy for his role in In Bruges, in which he co-starred with Brendan Gleeson. The same year, he starred in Terry Gilliam’s film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, alongside Christopher Plummer. He was one of the actors, along with Johnny Depp and Jude Law, who helped complete the late Heath Ledger’s role after he died before filming ended. They all played “Imaginarium” versions of Ledger’s character Tony. He also took a supporting role as Tommy Sweet in Crazy Heart, alongside Academy Award-winning Jeff Bridges.
2010 saw the release of Ondine, a fantasy-drama directed by Neil Jordan, which stars Farrell as a fisherman. It also saw him star opposite Keira Knightley in the crime / romance London Boulevard. The film was directed by William Monahan, screenplay writer of The Departed and Body of Lies.

Upcoming films

Farrell at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival
Farrell is involved in a film adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s metafictional novel At Swim-Two-Birds alongside Cillian Murphy and Gabriel Byrne. Actor Brendan Gleeson will direct the film, which was scheduled for released in 2010. In October 2009, however, Gleeson expressed fear that, should the Irish Film Board be abolished as planned by the Irish State, the production may fall through.
Farrell is also scheduled to play the lead role in the upcoming Fright Night remake. Farrell joins Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, and Toni Collette in this story about a charismatic vampire who moves in next to a film obsessed high school student. The film will be released by Dreamworks, with Craig Gillespie directing. Farrell will also join a comedy movie with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis, titled Horrible Bosses, directed by Seth Gordon. The film focuses on a trio of employees who plot to murder their titular tyrannical supervisors. Both these films are due to release theatrically in 2011.
Additionally, Colin Farrell slated to begin filming Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall remake in May 2011 until the end of September 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Len Wiseman will direct the film, a new take on the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi picture about a sleeper agent who is compelled to travel to a colony on Mars. Kurt Wimmer (Salt) wrote the script, though of course both films come from the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.”
Farrell has also been announced to be starring alongside Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken in ‘Seven Psychopaths’ written and Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
Personal life

Family

Colin Farrell was married to English actress Amelia Warner from July 2001 to November 2001. On his left ring finger, he has the name “Millie” tattooed. This tattoo was dedicated to Amelia.
Colin and US model Kim Bordenave became parents of James Padraig Farrell, who was born on 12 September 2003, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. James was born weighing 7 lbs 9 oz. In October 2007, Farrell revealed that his son has Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental delay, speech impediment, sleep disturbance, seizures, hand flapping movements, and frequent laughter/smiling.

Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Farrell, and director Neil Jordan at the Ondine premiere, 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
It was announced on 14 September 2009, that Farrell and Ondine co-star Alicja Bachleda-Curus were expecting a child. Their son, Henry Tadeusz Farrell, was born on 7 October 2009 and was baptised in the Catholic Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Krakow, Poland. It was reported on 15 October 2010 that Farrell left Bachleda a couple of months prior. Soon it was officially confirmed.

Friendship with Elizabeth Taylor

Farrell had reportedly grown very close to Elizabeth Taylor shortly before her death and was one of the few non-family members to attend her private funeral. He recited the poems The Leaden Echo and The Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins at her funeral, requested by Elizabeth herself.

Alleged proposition for sex

In 2005, Dame Eileen Atkins — who was 70 at the time — revealed on Loose Women that a “stunningly gorgeous big film star” spent nearly three hours propositioning her for “sex with no strings”. The “star” was later revealed to be Farrell, whom Atkins had acted alongside in the film Ask the Dust. Atkins claimed she was tempted, but turned him down because he is 42 years her junior.Farrell did not comment initially, although since he has admitted to and joked about it on chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.

Drug addictions

In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation treatment center for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers. His publicist commented that Farrell had started taking painkillers due to a back injury. He was released in January 2006. In May 2006, Farrell started attending rehabilitation meetings.
Sex tape
In July 2006, Farrell filed a lawsuit suing his former girlfriend, Playboy model Nicole Narain, and the Internet Commerce Group (ICG) over the unauthorised public distribution of a 14-minute sex tape that Farrell made with Narain in 2003. Farrell claims he understood the tape as being “strictly private and confidential and will take legal court actions to anyone who tries to distribute it”, but it was leaked to Schmidt and ICG who tried to release it publicly. A Los Angeles judge issued an injunction barring the sale, distribution, or display of the tape.
Narain claimed that she did not give the tape to anyone and was not sure if or how copies were taken from her. She originally said that she would work with Farrell to ensure that it remained private, but Farrell said that Narain, along with Schmidt, was trying to release it in order to damage his acting career and “make money out of it”, which Narain denies.
In January 2006, the tape surfaced on a website named dirtycolin.com. The site was shut down on the same day because the server overloaded, but re-opened a week later.[citation needed] The tape was then pirated through file sharing systems. Both Farrell’s and Narain’s lawyers denounced the site, which was shut down again a few days later for unknown reasons. Farrell’s legal team said it would take legal action against sites that hosted the tape. A trial date for the Narain lawsuit was set for 17 July 2006, but the judge allowed Farrell and Nicole to mediate until 20 April. On 16 April, the two reached a settlement with confidential terms. However, Farrell’s lawsuit against ICG continued with a trial date set for 21 July 2006.

Dessarae Bradford’s accusations

Farrell has been sued twice for alleged harassment and sending foul messages to telephone sex worker Dessarae Bradford. The lawsuits were later dismissed due to a lack of evidence provided by Bradford. Bradford, who has announced that she is “waging war on Colin Farrell”, has recorded a song entitled “Colin Farrell is My Bitch” and has self-published a book called Colin Farrell: A Dark Twisted Puppy.
Bradford took a lie detector test on an i TV program in an attempt to support her claims and stories. She failed the test.
On 20 July 2006, as Farrell was being interviewed by Jay Leno on the set of The Tonight Show, Bradford evaded security, walked on stage as cameras were rolling, confronted Farrell, and threw her book on Leno’s desk. In front of a silent, stunned audience, Farrell escorted her off the stage himself, told the camera crew to stop filming, and handed her over to security. As Bradford was led out of the studio, she shouted “I’ll see you in court.” Farrell’s response was, “Darling, you’re insane!” Outside the studio, NBC security handed her to Burbank police, who eventually released her. After Farrell apologised to the audience, describing Bradford as “my first stalker”, the show then continued filming and the incident was edited out of the broadcast aired that night.[48] The following day, Farrell obtained a restraining order against Bradford.

Celebrity status

Farrell was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2003.He was also voted sixth in the World’s “Sexiest Man” contest by Company magazine that same year.
In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities including Bruce Willis, Muhammad Ali, Eva Mendes, Vanessa L. Williams and Arnold Schwarzenegger to become an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1996 The Disappearance of Finbar Extra Uncredited
1997 Drinking Crude Click
1999 The War Zone Nick credited as Colin J. Farrell
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Alec
Tigerland Pvt. Roland Bozz Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Award for Newcomer of the Year
2001 American Outlaws Jesse James
2002 Hart’s War Lt. Thomas W. Hart
Minority Report Danny Witwer Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Phone Booth Stu Shepard Theatrical release was delayed due to the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002.
2003 The Recruit James Douglas Clayton
Daredevil Bullseye
Veronica Guerin Tattooed Boy Cameo
Based on true story of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin
S.W.A.T. Jim Street Based on the 1970s television series S.W.A.T..
Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor
Intermission Lehiff Nominated — European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 A Home at the End of the World Bobby Morrow (1982) Based on the novel A Home at the End of the World (1990) by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham.
Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor
Alexander Alexander the Great Directed by Oliver Stone
2005 The New World Captain John Smith Directed by Terrence Malick
2006 Ask the Dust Arturo Bandini Based on the novel Ask the Dust (1939) by John Fante.
Miami Vice Det. James “Sonny” Crockett Based on the 1980s television series Miami Vice.
Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor
2007 Cassandra’s Dream Terry Directed by Woody Allen.
2008 In Bruges Ray Debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008.[55]
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor
Kicking It Narrator (Himself) Documentary
Pride and Glory Jimmy Egan
2009 Ondine Syracuse Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Triage Mark Walsh (Released on DVD in Europe under the title Shell Shock) Based on the novel Triage by American veteran war correspondent Scott Anderson
Directed by Danis Tanović.
Crazy Heart Tommy Sweet
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Tony (3rd Transformation) Cast alongside Johnny Depp and Jude Law after the death of Heath Ledger to play different portrayals of Tony, Ledger’s character.[56]
2010 The Way Back Valka Directed by Peter Weir
London Boulevard Mitchell An ex-con from East London (Colin Farrell) is employed as a handyman for a reclusive actress Keira Knightley in a crime drama from William Monahan.
2011 Horrible Bosses Bobby Pellitt Post-production
Fright Night Jerry Dandridge Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998–1999 Ballykissangel Danny Byrne
1998 Falling for a Dancer Daniel McCarthey Adaptation of the Deirdre Purcell novel
2005 Scrubs Billy Callaghan Season 4, episode 14: “My Lucky Charm”
Saturday Night Live Himself Host
2005, 2007 Family Guy Himself Season 4 Episode 8: Interviewed by Stewie during a cutaway gag; Season 6 Episode 3: Murdered by Stewie during a cutaway gag

Awards

Year Award Result Category Film
2000 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Won Best Actor Tigerland
2002 Shanghai International Film Festival Won Best Actor Hart’s War
2003 Irish Film and Television Awards Won Best Actor in a Film (Public vote)

London Critics Circle Film Awards Won British Newcomer of the Year Tigerland
Teen Choice Awards Won Choice Movie Villain Daredevil
2004 MTV Movie Awards, Mexico Won Best Actor in a Movie S.W.A.T.
2009 Golden Globe Award Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical In Bruges
2010 Irish Film and Television Awards Won Best Actor in a Film Ondine

colin, is, indeed, a very handsome man.

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Goes Nude For Cancer Awareness By: HollywoodNews.com

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FOR THE PREVENTION OF A DISEASE, ADAM BARES! AND THANKS FOR THAT!

SOURCE LINK: http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2011/01/08/maroon-5s-adam-levine-goes-nude-for-cancer-awareness/

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has posed nude to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.

The hunky frontman went without clothes for a special Cosmopolitan UK photo shoot, saying: “I spend most of my life naked. In fact, I often have to be told by the people around me that it’s inappropriate to be as naked as I am. But I live in California, where it’s always warm, so why not?”

“AMIGO” premiere night tonight (June 28) at the Trinoma!

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“AMIGO”.
It’s one of the most awaited film of the year. Written and directed by Hollywood mainstream scriptwriter and independent filmaker John Sayles. A period in our history- the Philippine history- we all tried to forget. That, there was a time, that the Americans, also tried to capture our land and invade our freedom. Lest we fought…
Now, a bold and daring filmaker (Mr. Sayles) managed to show the truth once more. A reality the Americans did their best to hide, to forget, to ignore, to bury…. for a long, long time!
That they also killed Filipinos.
Watch this film and look back at the past.
But today, indeed, is different. And the Americans have already long made some great ammendments for us. And the “alliance” will live on!
“AMIGO” premiere night tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Trinoma cinema. With cocktails at 6 p.m. See you all there!
Regular showing in Metro Manila theaters will be on July 6.

“A MOMENT IN THE SUN”, a haunting fiction novel about America and the Philippines by American filmaker JOHN SAYLES!

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director-novelist john sayles (of hollywood)
the old manila, captured in the novel "A Moment In The Sun" by john sayles.

When an Atenista grad smiled back at you and seemed to like you, it always felt so good and wonderful. I have always been fascinated by people who graduated in Ateneo de manila University. I really love them. They, to me, looked so intellegent and warm.
That’s why, when Miss Gay Ace Domingo, an Ateneo grad, invited me to the book launch of “A Moment In The Sun” by director John Sayles, I didn’t have second thoughts. I was so excited. If the invitation came from a nice lady producer/writer/publicist like Gay, never say ‘no’ for an answer! Coz it would turn-out real good.
That afternoon at Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street, got a taste once more of a good literary feeling. When director-novelist Mr. John Sayles read some passages of his novel to some selected V.I.P.’s invited in his book launch, I could almost imagine and see the setting of his book, the faces of his characters, and the feeling of wonderment of a long forgotten past.
“A Moment In The Sun” is a novel that digged deeper about the gold rush in America during the late 18th century to early 1900’s and explored further to the American occupation in the Philippines.
But why “A Moment In The Sun”?, this writer asked to director Sayles during the press forum in the book launch:
“When the black Americans enjoyed briefly their freedom during the late 18th century, it was their moment in the sun”, director Sayles answered. “And in the Philippines, when the filipinos realized during that same time about the American intervention in their land, it was also their moment in the sun.”
And director John Sayles further on said it and explained it more beautifully, it was so hard to recapture his words – on why he entitled his novel “A Moment In The Sun”.

the hardbound cover of "A Moment In The Sun".

And as we read the first few pages of his book, we felt so enthralled. It was so thick and big, and this writer is planning to set a certain time and place to read it more. His words were so magnificent. A real literary genius.
Director John Sayles will be around for more coz his first filipino indie film “Amigo” (which will have its premiere night tonight, June 28- and this writer’s birthday also at the same time- at the Trinoma mall cinema) will be touring around the country after it will be shown in Manila. It will go to Cebu, Davao, Bohol, and other places in the Philippines.
Great! A wonderful novel and a magnificent indie film- both at the same time.
Mainstream scriptwriter in Hollywood (and an independent filmaker now) in person of director John Sayles, indeed, had done a great deal for the Philippines. More to come?

words by robert manuguid silverio

Hello again from Sharon:-)

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sharon's concert abroad is a hit!

Hello everyone! I am writing this from my bedroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino. I’ve been told that all tickets for tonight’s concert and all room+show ticket packages have been sold out (!!!) and so I can’t tell you how very happy I am right this minute! The only thing is — the U.S. Embassy in Manila didn’t release my musical director Louie Ocampo’s passport in time (of course typhoon Falcon definitely contributed to this problem too, plus it was a weekend pa), so now I don’t have my Louie to play for me tonight, but he immediately got in touch with Tateng Katindig, a great musical director based in Los Angeles, to play for me tonight. Poor Tateng had to rehearse my whole repertoire overnight then! I have yet to meet him. I will be having lunch right after I post this message and then will shower and get ready na for rehearsals. Wow. Jetlagging and all. I was supposed to arrive the other night, June 23, and have all day yesterday to rest and sleep and not talk at all. But our flight to L.A. was cancelled and a special flight had to be set for all us passengers the next day at 2:30pm. So I arrived yesterday, still June 24th here, at past 12noon, and immediately took our bus to Pechanga just outside of San Diego. One of my best(est) friends Aileen drove here last night and slept with me in my room so we both were feeling like teenagers again! Of course I was knocked out when she arrived, having had no sleep on the plane at all. But I woke up around midnight and we stayed up a couple of hours making kuwento. Hope you’re all okay and please, please, pray for my voice and Tateng’s playing later. I miss Louie so much but am grateful Tateng’s here.

God bless you all and I miss you!

🙂 Love you always,

Sharon.:-)

sharon: the megastar still shines so bright...

(This letter/personal note from Miss Sharon Cuneta is courtesy of The Sharon Cuneta Fanpage on Facebook. Thanks..SSSIP :-))

CINEMALAYA 2011: Competition Films Schedule at the CCP & Greenbelt 3 (With Synopses)

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Cinemalaya 2011 Competition Films

by Dino Manrique on Sun, 2011-06-12 03:57.
(THIS FEATURE WAS TAKEN AT PINOYFILM.COM, with link below):
http://pinoyfilm.com/cinemalaya-2011-competition-films-schedule-at-the-ccp-greenbelt-3-with-synopses

***New Breed Category***

AMOK by Law Fajardo

The bustling and sweltering rugged intersection of Pasay Rotonda serves as the main setting for this story of interconnected fate and destiny. As a raging man’s bullets strays into different directions, the fate of several different characters are sealed and determined. As the temperature rises, the tension escalates and the story unravels with unforgiving immediacy and explodes in the end as each one struggles to survive and escape their inevitable end. CAST: Mark Gil, Nonie Buencamino, Garry Lim, Efren Reyes Jr., Spanky Manikan, Dido Delapaz, Archi Adamos, Ermie Concepcion, Lui Manansala, Patricia Ismael, Tuxs Rutaquio, John Arceo, Ku Aquino, Roli Inocencio, Acey Aguilar, Amante Pulido, Nico Antonio, Lowell Conales, Ivy Rivero, Xavi Hemady, Wovi Villanueva, Bryan Cabase, Akira Sapla, Michelle Nollora CREATIVE & PRODUCTION STAFF: Director-Lawrence Fajardo, Screenplay-John Bedia, Story-Lawrence Fajardo, Script Consultant-Paul Sta. Ana, Executive Producer-Krisma Fajardo, Director of Photography-Louie Quirino, Producers-Tessa Aquino, Lawrence Fajardo, Asst. Director-Jobin Ballesteros, Production Designer-Lawrence Fajardo,Production Managers-Philip Buena, Ron Capili, Editor-Lawrence Fajardo, Sound-Mike Idioma.

16 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

18 July/Mon, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

20 July/Wed, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

22 July/Fri, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

24 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK by Marlon Rivera

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank chronicles a day in the life of three ambitious, passionate but misguided filmmakers as they set out to do a quick pre-prod at Starbucks, a courtesy call to their lead actress, Eugene Domingo, and an ocular inspection of their film’s major location, the Payatas dumpsite. Director Rainier, Producer Bingbong and Production Assistant Jocelyn are well-to-do, well-educated film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar worthy film. They believe they have a winning script, the energy and the drive to make their dreams come true. Like most filmmakers they know, they have devised a screenplay that will show the real essence of our culture: poverty. In the course of one day, they brainstorm and exhaust all possible treatment of their project: the story of Mila (Eugene Domingo), a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile. As they discuss the possible executions of the story, the movie-within-a-movie gets reborn in Jocelyn’s imagination several times. As a gritty no frills neo-realist film, as a glossy musical, as an over-the-top melodrama and as a docu drama using non-actors. For their last task of the day, they visit the dumpsite for the first time. As filmmakers gunning for authenticity, they get excited with the ”beauty” of the squalor around them. Soon enough, they are faced with reality as they come face to face with the real effects of their chosen subject. Babae sa Septic Tank is a comedy about misguided ambitions, the art of making art and the romanticization of poverty. CAST: Eugene Domingo, JM De Guzman, Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortez, and special participation of Mercedes Cabral and Cherry Pie Picache. PRODUCTION: Director of Photography-Larry Manda, Production Designer-Reji Regalado, Editor-Ike Veneracion, Musical Director-Vincent de Jesus, Sound Engineers-Albert Michael Idioma, Addiss Tabong, Asst. Directors-Melvin Lee, Julius Alfonso, Creative Supervisor-Chris Martinez, Head of Production-Grace Quisias, Line Producer-Madonna Tarrayo, Executive Producers-Chris Martinez, Marlon Rivera, Josabeth Alonso, John Victor Tence, Screenplay-Chris Martinez, Directed by Marlon Rivera.

16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

17 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

17 July/Sun, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

18 July/Mon, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

19 July/Tue, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

21 July/Thu, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

23 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA by Alvin Yapan

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa explores the intersection and divergence between feminist and gay concerns in the third world context, as it features the poetry of Merlinda Bobis, Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, Joi Barrios, Rebecca Anonuevo, Benilda Santos and Ophelia Dimalanta. When Marlon, a college student, stalks Karen, his literature professor, he finds out that she moonlights as a choreographer and dance teacher in a dance studio. Frustrated over his performance in her literature class, he plans to impress her instead by learning to poeticize his body movements and enroll in her dance class. He hires his classmate to teach him the basics of dancing. As Dennis, his tutor, teaches him how his body should move, Marlon begins to understand the intersections between the art of poetry and dance. This opens up his world to new insights about the life of Karen as a single woman who chose to live the life of an artist in a third world setting. Marlon begins to understand how the poems being discussed by Karen in class are testaments to her choice to stand by her art. CAST: Paulo Avelino, Rocco Nacino and Ms. Jean Garcia Featuring the FEU Dance Company with the special participation of Company of Dance Artists (CODA) CREW: Writer and Director-Alvin B. Yapan, Executive Producers-Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan, Producer-Tonee Acejo, Editor-Mai Dionisio, Production Designer-Aped Santos, PDGP,Director of Photography—Arvin Viola, Music-Christine Muco and Jema Pamintuan, Choreography-Eli Jacinto.

16 July/Sat, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

17 July/Sun, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

18 July/Mon, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

19 July/Tue, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

20 July/Wed, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

21 July/Thu, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

24 July/Sun, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

BAHAY BATA by Eduardo Roy

Sarah is a nurse at a Public Maternity Hospital. The hospital is abuzz with pregnant mothers of all shapes and sizes in different stages of labor. The hospital is short on staff on Christmas Day so Sarah is forced to put in a double shift. Sarah observes the women coming and going in her ward, noting who is a first-timer and who is a veteran. Meanwhile, the wards are overcrowded : two women and their babies sharing single beds while those in labor are spilling unto the hallways. Sarah takes these all in stride, her heart and mind laboring over her own personal pains. Cast: Diana Zubiri as Sarah, Sue Prado as Hidie, Susan Africa as Rose, Angeli Bayani as Gina, Joey Paras as Don, Joeffrey Javier as Froilan and Timothy Mabalot as Buboy. Production: Director-Eduardo Roy Jr., Executive Producers-Almond Derla, Demy Derla, Marlo Derla, Producer-Ferdinand Lapuz, Creative Consultant-Armand “Bing” Lao, Line Producer-Sarah Pagcaliwagan, Screenplay-Eduardo Roy Jr, Jerome Zamora,Director of Photography-Ogi Sugatan and Jay Abello, Editor-Charliebebs Gohetia, Production Design-Harley Alcasid, Sound-Michael Idioma, Music-Owel Alverio and Francis Salazar, Production Manager-Ianne Onadasan, Art Director-Armand Samonte, Costume-Tessa Aquino, Script Continuity-Gilbert Tongo, Make-up Artist-Ria de Guzman, Talent coordinator-Ferdinand Vinzon, Gaffer-Ronnie Tillado, Footage Dumper-Alfred Perez, Subtitle/trailer editor-Fiona Borres.

16 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

17 July/Sun, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

19 July/Tue, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

20 July/Wed, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

23 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

24 July/Sun, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

CUCHERA by Joseph Laban

Based on a true story, Cuchera is about Filipino drug mules, drug couriers and their recruiters. It follows the story of Isabel, a veteran drug mule, in her first attempt at running her own drug transshipment operation between Manila and China. Isabel’s character is based on the story of an actual Filipina drug mule who was caught with eight capsules of heroin lodged in her sex organ, 48 in the rectum and 11 in her abdomen after an x-ray was conducted by Chinese authorities. Cuchera presents an accurate depiction of how some Filipinos end up becoming entrenched in the world of illegal drugs. Currently, the Philippines leads all Southeast Asian countries in the number of nationals arrested for drug smuggling charges in China. As of 2009, there are currently 95 Filipinos languishing in various jails in Chinese territories—four of whom are on death row. Violators include minors who enter China with fake passports. CAST: Maria Isabel Lopez as Isabel, Simon Ibarra as Samuel, CJ Ramos as Lobo, Paolo Rivero as Enzo, Jon Neri as Jonathan, Sue Prado as Lolita, Isadora as Rosa and Kimmy Fajardo as Clarissa.

16 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

18 July/Mon, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

23 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

23 July/Sat, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

I-LIBINGS by Rommel Sales

A coming of age story about Isabel’s lessons and realizations on life and death as a funeral videography intern. Due to her family situation, Isabel is cynical and skeptical of everything that comes her way. When she enters the I-libings for her required college internship, she sees it as the worst internship her college adviser could suggest to her. Later as she accumulates her required hours, she realizes that the company is not just a place where videographers make money out of other people’s misfortunes but is a place where the dead and the grieving receive special attention. It all comes full circle when Isabel is faced with an unusual family tragedy. Isabel realizes that her internship might have been just 200 hours, but the lessons that the I-libings left her would last a lifetime. CAST: Glaiza de Castro as Isabel Fabros, Rez Cortez as Eddie Fabros, Louella De Cordova as Mely, Marc Abaya as Kuya Boy, Carlo Aquino as JC, Alchris Galura as Harold, Earl Ignacio as Boss Erwin, Dexter Doria as Legal Wife, Osan Reodica as Rachel, GA Villafuerte as Josel Chua, Valkent Darunday as Renato, Gege Severo as Conrad, Betty Uy Regala as Elaiza, Enzo as Alejandro, Maecon Timbol as Linda. PRODUCTION: Co-production-,Brainchild Studios, Digital Fusion, Bigtop Media and Leather Lane Films, Line Producer-Daphne O. Chiu, Creative Producer-Joe Alandy, Co-Producer-Richard Reyes, Associate Producers-Jombits Quintos, Biianca Balbuena, Romulo Marco Sales,

16 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

18 July/Mon, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

19 July/Tue, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

21 July/Thu, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

23 July/Sat, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

23 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

LIGO NA U LAPIT NA ME by Erick Salud

Karl Vladimir Lennon J. Villalobos, aka Intoy, is secretly in love with his friend Jenny, the most beautiful girl in the campus. Jenny is rich and quirky; Intoy is street-smart and ordinary. But this friendship is not simple, since Jenny has bestowed on Intoy some perks and privileges, including going to bed with her on the condition that they will not fall in love with each other. Before graduation, Intoy feels that he has to shed his pretensions of being astig and finally profess his love for Jenny. But he is devastated to learn that Jenny is pregnant. Worse, Jenny tells him: “Don’t worry, this is not yours.” Based on the bestselling novel of Eros S. Atalia, Ligo na U, Lapit na Me is an examination of postmodern love and relationship and the way this generation deals with their love and fear. CAST: Edgar Allan Guzman and Mercedes Cabral. Also starring Mel Kimura, Simon Ibarra, Tolyts “Shalala” Reyes, Evelyn Vargas, Beverly Salviejo, Malouh Crisologo, Jojo Saguin, Joseph Bitangcol, Lucky Mark Mercado, Joe Vargas, Christian Tan, Ian Lazibal, Alex Tiglao, Ardie Bascara. Introducing Victor Medina. Special Guest Appearance of Luis Alandy. PRODUCTION:Story-Eros S. Atalia, Screenplay-Jerry B. Gracio, Cinematogaphy-Alfred F. Hernando, Production Design-Angel Balangon Diesta, Editing-Charliebebs Gohetia, Musical Score-Monet Silvestre, Sound Design-Ditoy Aguila and Junel Valencia, Assistant Director-Lyan L. Suiza, Line Producer-Charliebebs Gohetia, Production Managers-Remar Mallari and Maxie Evangelista III, Executive Producer-Noel D. Ferrer, Director-Erick C. Salud.

16 July/Sat, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

20 July/Wed, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

23 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

24 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

NIÑO by Loy Arcenas

The once illustrious Lopez-Aranda family has faded. Celia, once the darling of Philippine opera, and Gaspar, a distinguished ex-congressman, lacked the shrewdness to maintain their once elegant status. Saddled with a failed marriage, a vanishing career and mounting debt, Celia sold her share of their house to Gaspar, now bedridden. She managed to stay for free in exchange for being Gaspar’s caregiver. Gaspar loves listening to Celia’s arias. This idyllic arrangement is shattered when he slips into a coma. His daughter, Raquel, comes home from the US, determined to sell the house to salvage her own economic woes abroad. This signals Celia’s impending homelessness. With only a few heirlooms to sell, she is at her wits’ end. A fervent believer of the Sto. Nino, she hopes for a miracle. She dresses up her grandson, Antony, in Sto. Nino robes to prepare him for the coming fiesta. She insists this will invoke a miracle that will awaken Gaspar and stop Raquel from selling the house. Antony’s father, Mombic, while processing his travel papers to work in Dubai, tries to strike a deal with Raquel in selling the property without his mother Celia’s knowledge. Merced, Mombic’s sister, reluctantly takes on the burden of taking care of Celia and a household sliding to ruin. The family members clash in a confrontation that reveals their weaknesses and their hopeless ideals. Mombic leaves his son to the care of his mother and sister, Merced, the only family member who quietly accepts her fate. As a final ditch to awaken Gaspar, Celia holds a tertulia, inviting her aging opera singer friends. They sing arias, oblivious to the ravages of time, crippled reminders of a glorious past. In the middle of a chorus, Gaspar quietly dies, sealing the fate of his sister and the mansion that once was called Villa Los Reyes Magos. Celia looks out into her once beautiful garden. She sees Antony, still in his Sto. Nino robe, playing in the garden, offering a little illusion of hope to a past that can never be rekindled. CAST: Fides Cuyugan Asensio, Shamaine Buencamino, Tony Mabesa , Raquel Villavicencio, Art Acuna, Diana Malahay, Joaquin Valdes and introducing Jhizhelei Deocareza CREATIVE & PRODUCTION STAFF : Director-Loy Arcenas, Screenplay-Rody Vera, Story-Loy Arcenas & Rody Vera, Producer-Danilo Arcenas & Philippe Chambon, Director of Photography-Lee Meily, Line Producer-Krisma Fajardo, Assistant Director-Issa Lopez, 2nd Assistant Director-Ed Lacson Jr.,Production Designer-Laida Lim, Production Managers-Philip Buena, Ron Capili, Editor-Danny Anonuevo, Sound-Mike Idioma, Music-Jerrold Tarog.

16 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

16 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

18 July/Mon, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

19 July/Tue, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

20 July/Wed, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

23 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

TEORIYA by Zurich Chan

Teoriya is a story about loss that centers on the film’s main character, Jimmuel Apostol II. After hearing the news that his father has passed away, Jim goes back home to Zamboanga City after leaving ten years ago in bad terms with his father. He arrives in Zamboanga only to find that his father has already been buried and he doesn’t know where. Jim takes a journey around the Zamboanga peninsula and ultimately into his own self, finding the missing piece of his life.Teoriyais a story about loss that centers on the film’s main character, Jimmuel Apostol II. After hearing the news that his father has passed away, Jim goes back home to Zamboanga City after leaving ten years ago in bad terms with his father. He arrives in Zamboanga only to find that his father has already been buried and he doesn’t know where. Jim takes a journey around the Zamboanga peninsula and ultimately into his own self, finding the missing piece of his life. PRODUCTION: Cinematography-Dexter Dela Pena, Editing-Chuck Gutierrez, Production Design-Paul Marquez,Music-Nani Naguit, Line Producer-Charlene Chiong, Associate Producer-Baby Ruth Villarama and Chuck Gutierrez, Written, Produced and Directed by Zurich Chan

16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

18 July/Mon, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

19 July/Tue, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

20 July/Wed, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

23 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

24 July/Sun, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

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***Directors Showcase Category***

BISPERAS by Jeffrey Jeturian

On the eve of Christmas, the Aguinaldo family’s residence is burglarized, causing its members to identify stolen items and uncover lingering sentiments they have hidden from each other. Amidst the tension brought about by the burglary, the Aguinaldo family realizes how treasured sentiments have been lost, relationships have evolved as they arrive from church at a house in shambles. CAST: Tirso Cruz III, Raquel Villavicencio, Julia Clarete, Jennifer Sevilla, Edgar Allan, Aryanna Santiago, Jen Donaire, Kimmy Maclang, Troy De Guzman CREATIVE & PRODUCTION STAFF: Director-Jeffrey Jeturian, Story & Screenplay-Paul Sta. Ana, Executive Producer-Atty. Josabeth Alonso, Creative Producer-Armando Lao, Director of Photography-Roberto Yniquez, Line Producer-Krisma Fajardo, Asst. Director-Lawrence Fajardo, 2nd Asst. Director-Julius Alfonso, Production Designer-Rodrigo Ricio, Stylist/Costume Designer-Tessa Aquino, Production Managers-Ron Capili, Philip Buena, Editor-Lawrence Fajardo, Sound-Mike Idioma, Music-Joseph Lansang.

16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

17 July/Sun, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

19 July/Tue, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

20 July/Wed, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

23 July/Sat, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

24 July/Sun, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

BUSONG by Auraeus Solito

Punay was born with wounds in her feet so that she cannot step on the earth. Her brother, Angkarang, carries her through a hammock, as he searches the changing landscape of Palawan in hoping to find a healer who can cure Punay. Different people help him carry his sister along the way- a woman looking for her husband, a fisherman who lost his boat and a young man who is searching for himself- and each one meets their fate. CAST: Alessandra de Rossi, Dax Alejandro, Clifford Banagale PRODUCTION: Cinematography-Louie Quirino, Editing-Chuck Gutierrez,Production Design-Hai Balbuena, Music and Sound-Diwa de Leon, Executive Producer-Jong de Castro, Screenplay-Kanakan-Balintagos and Henry Burgos, Script Consultant-Armando Y. Lao,Produced by-Auraeus Solito, Hai Balbuena, Baby Ruth Villarama, Chuck Gutierrez and Alfred Vargas, Director-Auraeus Solito.

16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

17 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

19 July/Tue, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

21 July/Thu, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

23 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

24 July/Sun, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

ISDA by Adolfo Alix Jr.

A couple, Lina and Miguel, move into a dumpsite in Catmon, Malabon from Pangasinan. As they adjust to their new abode and surroundings, Lina’s longing to have a child of her own intensifies. Miguel finds a job in a local ice plant while Lina goes with neighbor-scavengers in the nearby dumpster. But when Miguel gets sick and loses his job, he joins his wife in scavenging. Lina finds a burned image of St. Peregrine in the dumpsite and keeps it. Then one day, the news spreads quickly that Lina is pregnant. When her belly has swollen bigger, Lina gets out of her hut to show the world how a fulfilled woman she is. Miguel is a more loving husband than ever. In the middle of a storm, Lina gives birth. Those who witnessed it were shocked—her son is a fish. Miguel cannot accept it. Lina embraces what has happened and treats the fish as her real son. Strange and surreal moments test Lina’s love for her offspring. What unfolds is a fable that questions the needs and compromises of a real family. CAST: Cherrie Pie Picache as Lina, Bembol Roco as Miguel, Anita Linda as Juling, Rosanna Roces as Dolor, Angel Aquino as Cory, Alan Paule as Turing, Evelyn Vargas as Luz and Arnold Reyes as Jaime. PRODUCTION: Production Company-Phoenix Features, Director-Adolfo Alix Jr., Writer- Jerry B. Gracio, Co-Producers-Jonas Antonio Gaffud and Elizabeth Juan,Line Producer- Maan P. Dimla, Associate Director-Armando Reyes, Assistant Director-Benjamin G. Tolentino, Production Manager-Roland Palmes, Location Manager-Robin Palmes, Director of Photography-Albert Banzon, Production Designer-Adolfo Alix Jr., Art Directors-Roland Rubenecia and Jerome Zamora, Editor-Benjamin Tolentino, Sound Design-Ditoy Aguila and Junel Valencia,Field Sound Recordists- Mark Locsin, Nicolas Varela and Joseph Santos.

16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

17 July/Sun, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

20 July/Wed, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

23 July/Sat, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

24 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

PATIKUL by Joel Lamangan

The long-standing conflict between the military forces and the rebel group Abu Sayaff has severely ravaged the poor town of Patikul in Sulu. Residents have become so accustomed to the armed clashes, that reports of kidnappings and recruitment of young Tausugs to join the rebel groups already became normal news to them. However, Amman, a 33 year old coffee farmer in Sitio Kan-Ague, continues to believe that there is still hope for their town. Amman believes that educating his children would change their present situation. His 9-year old son Fahad is one of Kan-Ague Elementary School’s top students. Fahad’s brilliance and perseverance have led him to represent his school in the annual regional quiz bee. Joined by his best friend Alelie, Fahad goes through rigorous training under Michael Balmes, the principal of Kan-Ague Elementary School. Michael is one of the few volunteer teachers who walk daily through a dangerous path just to get to Kan-Ague. Michael’s constant encouragement and persistence to educate the kids in Kan-Ague gives new promise to the residents of Kan-Ague. However, this hope becomes short-lived after a relative of one of the volunteer teachers dies in an armed encounter between the army and rebels. Little did the residents know that this incident would lead to the death of their beloved principal and, for fear for their own safety, force the teachers to abandon the students of Kan-Ague. The town’s worsening situation compels Amman to take action and convince his co-parents to find a solution, but Amman soon discovers that this won’t be an easy task. Most of the parents are reluctant to cooperate, and he finds no support from the local government. Amman is now faced with two choices: capitulate to the brutality of war or find a way to make the teachers go back to the classrooms of Kan-Ague to teach their children once again. CAST: Marvin Agustin, Allen Dizon, Glaiza de Castro, Ciara Sotto, Dimples Romana, Jaime Pebanco with Martin de los Santos, Angellie Nicholle Sanoy, Jeon Macatangay. PRODUCTION: Line & Supervising Producer: Dennis C. Evangelista; Asst. Directors: Armando Reyes & Julius Alfonso; Production Managers: Raul Caro, Marvin Dela Cruz, Melon “Byuti” P. Antonio; Associate Producers: Jumbo Brumaje & Julieta Gregorio; Story & Screenplay-Kristoffer Brugada, Director of Photography-Monino S. Duqe,Editing-John Anthony L. Wong, Production Design-Edgar Martin Littaua, Music-Von de Guzman,Sound Supervision-Ditoy Aguila, Producer-Joel C. Lamangan, Executive Producers-Ma. Gracia A. Lara, Butch Delos Reyes, Direction-Joel C. Lamangan.

16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

20 July/Wed, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

24 July/Sun, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

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***Competition Shorts***

Programme A:

UN DIUTAY MUNDO by Ana Carlyn Lim; SAMARITO by Rafa Santos;

WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO by Emerson Reyes; EVERY OTHER TIME

by Gino Santos; NINO BONITO by Rommel Tolentino

16 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

22 July/Fri, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

22 July/Fri, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

UN DIUTAY MUNDO: An unknown “point of view” witnesses everything that happens in the place where it is located—a dark room occupied by a feral child. It narrates how this child is being treated by the ones who look after him, how curious he is of the world outside, and how he longs to break free from being trapped in that room. Meanwhile, a girl who dreams to be a writer is able to enter the room and get in touch with the feral child. This is the start of the child’s struggle of breaking free from isolation. This was all witnessed and narrated by the “point of view”. But before a bond between the girl and the child tightens, the ones who have been keeping the child from the outside world discovered what has been going on. The “point of view” then unfolds the child’s helplessness because he is still trapped not only in that room but also in his condition. It also tells how the girl fails to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer because she is now trapped in her situation. Lastly, the “point of view” tells how it desires to help the child break free but is unable to do so. The reason lies in the revelation of what the “point of view” is. SAMARITO: Midnight. An adept thief makes his silent way towards a rich couple’s walled compound. He has everything considered: the location of the street-light base to help him vault the perimeter, the vulnerable back gate, the number of steps to the couple’s bedroom. The only thing he didn’t count on is the couple returning early from an aborted night out. The thief steps out of the bedroom to the distinct sound of strife. The couple is in the midst of a heated argument, and the argument only gets hotter from here. The thief watches as the confrontation escalates until the man explodes in rage and floors the woman with a solid punch across the face. The thief is in shock. The man screams at his downed lover and continues to physically pummel her. The thief sneaks back out of the home, but he is not unaffected by what he’s seen. He beats a hasty retreat, but stops in his tracks. He looks back over his shoulder. He takes a deep breath. Does the thief have it in himself to do the right thing? Is his conscience and humanity beyond salvation? Everything will unfold on this unquiet night and nothing will ever be the same again for our thief; the most unlikely of Samaritans. WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO: Ang kwentong ito ay mayroon katapusang…hindi lang halata. Magaganap ang kwento sa isang silid kung saan dito lamang hindi nagtatago ang ating mga karakter. Dahil dito sa silid na ito ay Malaya sila, walang nakakarinig kundi ang apat na pader lamang na naghihiwalay sa kanila sa totoong mundo. Maaring sabihin na ito ay kwento ng pag-ibig. Maari ding hindi… EVERY OTHER TIME: College and partying are almost synonymous to one another, so are making mistakes. The freedom we have during college can sometimes make us forget the tiniest of our responsibilities. After a night of hard partying, this guy realizes he left something behind. NINO BONITO: Boni, a little boy from the slums, squares off with the stark reality of drugs, petty crime and abuse armed with his own brand of hip hop and some divine intervention.

Programme B:

HANAPBUHAY by Henry Frejas; OLIVER’S APARTMENT by Misha Balangue;

IMMANUEL by Gio Puyat; DEBUT by Pamela Llanes Reyes; HAZARD by Mikhail Red

16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)

18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

19 July/Tue, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3

22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

23 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

24 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

HANAPBUHAY: A day in the life of a man who’s trying to make a living for his family as he is confronted by the ironies of the realities of life. And death.OLIVER’S APARTMENT: This short film is about a man named Oliver who has not left his apartment over seven years. An obsessive-compulsive germaphobe, he has everything delivered to him and he lives each day the same. One day he receives a postcard and things start to unravel. IMMANUEL: Immanuel is set in speculative Philippines where air pollution has reached irreparable proportions. Air pollution has rendered breathable oxygen scarce. This makes it the main resource around which society revolves. The film follows to protagonists: Leo Sagaysay, a young father and husband who works at the Oxygen Factory, and his wife Rubi. Together they have a son, whom they struggle to support. The appearance of an ex-factory worker at their door sets off a chain of events that leads to the downfall of the Sagaysay family. DEBUT: An adolescent girl awakens to the first day of the rest of her life. HAZARD: While out driving together, a father and his son discover that they share different principles and perspectives in life. Upon reaching the city’s outskirts, they make an even more disturbing discovery that will push their unstable relationship to its limits.

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Source:http://pinoyfilm.com/cinemalaya-2011-competition-films-schedule-at-the-ccp-greenbelt-3-with-synopses