The UP Film Institute announces its screenings for November 2009. Fitting opener for the second semester of the current school year is the full run for "Manila", the celebrated Piolo Pascual double starrer from internationally acclaimed and prize-winning directors Adolfo Alix Jr. and Raya Martin.
Following "Manila" is another Raya Martin film, "Now Showing", which had its world premiere at the 40th Director's Forthnight of the Cannes International Film Festival.
We also honor the work and vision of young film critic Alexis Tioseco whose tragic death has left a community in mourning. In his memory, we've programmed two films he championed: "Bontoc Eulogy" by Marlon Fuentes and "Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind" by John Gianvito. We are also particularly honored to screen Gianvito's homage to Alexis and Nika Bohinc via "A Candle".
Courtesy of the Embassy of Brazil is an exciting cinema package of titles for four Fridays at the Videotheque--"Bossa Nova", "O Outro Lado Da Rua", "A Dona Da Historia" and "Abril Despecado".
Completing the November lineup is a surprise trio of Philippine Gothic classics.
The UP Film Institute has a brand new website (http://www.upd.edu.ph/~film_institute/) as well as a newly formed Facebook Group called "UP Film Institute Cine Adarna" where members can regularly get screenings and events info, articles, links and other important updates for cinephiles and the like.