The 12th Cinemalaya, which opened during the August 4-6 weekend was officially my first independent film festival. I binged on foreign language film events at Ayala Center Cebu since I was a college kid but I guess those festivals didn’t count since not everything were independently produced. So, for the love of independent cinema, my […]
Cinema ’76 is a new micro-theater screening Philippine independent as well as foreign language films. It aims to expand the field of Filipinos receptive and supportive of indies.
When I think of the rice terraces in the Cordilleras, I imagine marriage. Well, I also associate the terraces built by the Igorot over hundreds and thousands of years with seemingly endless hikes and steep climbs to get the best views of the sprawling rice fields. But over and beyond the physical ordeal one must […]
Practice makes perfect. This was my mantra during the 45 minutes that I drove an ATV or all-terrain vehicle at Cagsawa, the area in the town of Daraga in Albay province famed for its postcard perfect Mount Mayon landscapes. I don’t know how to drive though I can manage a bicycle so long as I […]
I have never been an avid supporter of the Metro Manila Film Festival. Forgive my honesty but the rule of showing only MMFF films during the holidays is essentially a punishment to the Filipino nation for consuming too much Hollywood during the rest of the year. I just have this mindset that festivals must only […]
Now retired and reacquainted with the enigmatic woman with whom he first professed love, Tony Webster recalls the 1960s. He was a student, a young lad who formed friendship with boys who are, like himself, curious and sex-hungry, marked by ideals borrowed from literature though often too lazy hence easily outran by the mundane, and […]