Thursday, October 29, 2009

PETA takes a break from theater, presents C Mo Si Direk

PETA is taking a break from its usual array of theatrical treats, as it opens “C Mo Si Direk” this November 13-15, 2009 at the PETA Theater Center.

“C Mo Si Direk” (Chikahin mo Si Direk) is a 3-day showcase that spotlights the latest films of three of the most talented filmmakers in the country: Maryo J. Delos Reyes, Joel Lamangan and Soxie Topacio. Each screening is followed by a forum where the audience can have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the directors.

The event features the following films:

DED NA SI LOLO (Soxie Topacio)
November 13, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Cast includes: Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Manilyn Reynes, Dick Israel, Roderick Paulate, Perla Bautista and BJ Forbes

The story unfolds from the point of view of the observant Bobet, a grandson of the deceased. The drama that ensues from the loss of a loved one is usually the springboard for comic instances and happenings. In the course of the wake, Bobet is introduced to and educated about the various superstitious beliefs that involve death practices in the Philippines. But a wake will not be a wake if there are no surprises.

KAMOTENG KAHOY (Maryo J. Delos Reyes)
November 14, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Cast includes: Nash Aguas, Robert Villar, Gloria Romero, Ana Capri, Sharlene San Pedro, Yul Servo

This is based on a true story which happened in a small barrio in Bohol in 2005. Twenty one pupils died and almost a hundred were hospitalized after eating cassava cakes sold by an old woman, who might have accidentally used pesticide in her ingredients. The film follows a town’s journey from painful trauma towards healing through the intercutting points of view of two of the child survivors, and the old woman vendor. The old woman, who is ostracized and condemned by the entire town, even by her own family, finally makes sense of the whole tragic thing and takes matters into her own hands.

FUSCHSIA (Joel Lamangan)
November 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Cast includes: Gloria Romero, Robert Arrevalo, Eddie Garcia, Armida Siguion Reyna, Gina Alajar, Iza Calzado, Tony Mabesa

The film tells the story of Mameng (Gloria Romero), a 62-year old woman who for the past 40 years is living-in with Gener (Robert Arrevalo), her husband’s (Mars played by Eddie Garcia) best friend, from the time the latter left her when he joined the US navy. Mars never communicated with Mameng for four decades and Gener took over the role of her husband. Suddenly, Mars arrives from the States and decides to spend the rest of his ailing days with Mameng, much to her surprise and Gener’s chagrin. Mameng opts for an unusual set-up of having the three of them live in one house, which scandalizes the town.

“C Mo Si Direk” provides access for any film lover to experience a movie like a true insider, as all tickets provide admission to both the screening and forum with the filmmakers and other film lovers in attendance.

All screenings at PETA Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, QC. Tickets are P200/film, or avail of a P500 3-day pass!

For inquiries and/or ticket reservations, contact the PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at 7256244, 0909-8705601 or 0917-8044428, or e-mail This event is made possible through the help of APT productions.

1 comment:

mel said...

oh no! no one bothered to do a spell check for the title of mr lamangan's movie. it's FUCHSIA, unless it's an intentional misspelling that carries some significance in the movie. i wonder if it is.

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