Tonight! March 3 8PM on Cinema Is Incomplete
Sarong Aldaw (2011)
by Jun Dio
Mag-amang magsasaka sa isang liblib na lugal sa Kabikulan ang binubuno ang bawat araw.
Yumao ang asawa ng matandang magsasaka nang ipinanganak ang kanilang panganay. Manunulat at makata ang nanay at namana ng lalaking anak ang hilig at ibig sa pagsusulat.
Dahil hikahos sa buhay at naiipit sa kapanglawan ng ama, ninais ng anak na ituloy ang pagsusulat, pag-aaral at paghahanap ng pag-asa sa Maynila. Kaya, isang araw, nagpaalam siya sa ama. Bagaman bakas ang pagtutol at pagkadismaya sa desisyon ng anak, sa huli ay sasang-ayon ang matandang magsasaka.
by Michael Christian Cardoz and Lorena Flor Dating
Medalawna is a short documentary about Inday Liit, a little girl who helps her family by sweeping graves in the cemetery. Everyday, she patiently waits for visitors to come to the cemetery and offers them to tidy up their dead relative’s tomb for 5 pesos. What she earns, she uses to buy tokens for a karaoke machine where she spends the rest of her day singing. Her ultimate dream is go to Japan when she grows up.
by Jastine Joy Billedo, Abigael Libario, Chrizel Anne Mojares and Maria Angelica Reyes
Dubai and Watot are friends. They play, eat, laugh and do adventurous things together. They live ordinary boys’ life until they ‘discovered’ Lea, a 16-year old neighborhood attraction. This has led them to try outracing the other, to manhood. In the process, the bond of their friendship will be tested. Is it time to part ways?
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THIS SATURDAY ON CINEMA IS INCOMPLETE!
January 28 | 8PM | Free entrance
KANO: AN AMERICAN AND HIS HAREM directed by MONSTER JIMENEZ
In 1969, an American Vietnam War hero by the name of Victor Pearson relocates in a poor remote village in the Philippines and invites hundreds of women to live with him. In 2002, he was charged with over 80 counts of rape.
He is called Kano, which is Filipino slang for Amerikano.
After five years of shooting and weeks of interviews with lawyers, city officials, social workers and Pearson’s friends, filmmaker Monster Jimenez eventually found the focus of her story in the people closest to Pearson: his women. His daughter, sisters, and the women he had sex with.
Pearson is now in jail but many of the women remain by his side.
In this compelling debut film, Monster Jimenez creates a portrait of an extended dysfunctional family. A story of how love, power, violence, and the deep roots of poverty and abuse intertwine the lives of a charismatic small-town boy from Oregon and countless women from one of the poorest areas of the Philippines.
*First Appearance Award / 2010 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Best Documentary / 2011 Gawad Urian Awards
Best Documentary / 2010 Cinemanila International Film Festival
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OPEN SCREEN (EPOY DEYTO’S PICK)
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(The open screen section allows anyone from the audience to discuss and play a film of his or her choice after the regular program. Just bring your DVD or file and unless there is an objection, we’ll play it. Open screen section is also open to: 1) film critics and film bloggers who would like to share films that they love or films that they hate or even just a film they want to see with an audience and 2) filmmakers or students who would like to test run their films to an audience for initial critique. Why not?)
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Ka Bel (2011) (Mayday Multimedia) | 51 mins.
A remarkable story of how an ordinary son of the peasant class became a Filipino working-class hero and internationalist. His granddaughter, Jane, among the Morong 43 political prisoners, narrates his story, weaving recollections by his wife and co-workers. The documentary attempts to make visible the Filipino worker, his and her family, the urban poor and especially the women who, in seeking change, have contributed immensely to and have been enriched by his life and struggle.
Sa Ngalan ng Tubo (Mayday Multimedia & Tudla Productions)| 30 mins.
A video documentary that chronicles what happened on November 16, 2004 when seven people died at the picketlines of the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. Millworkers and farm workers of the sugar refinery and plantation owned by the Cojuangcos, one of the wealthiest landed families in the Philippines, went on strike. Their demands were met with a volley of gunfire from military and police. Beginning with the history and background of the land issue, the film builds the tension gradually, leading up to the actual footage of the Hacienda Luisita incident, when even the filmmaker holding the camera had to run for his life.
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THIS WEEK ON CINEMA IS INCOMPLETE
*Cinema Is incomplete in support of the 6 Filipino participants to the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus this February will host their group screening to raise funds. Tickets for the entire show will be sold at entrance for P200. Our free screenings will resume on the succeeding Saturdays.
JAN 13 and 14 | Friday and Saturday | 7pm
HUNGKAG (2010) by Carlo Francisco Manatad
“Hungkag” tells the story of one particular night in the city seen through three different individuals. Isa, a convenience store clerk with a depression due to personal problems; Josemari, a gang member struggling with his conscience on his first murder assignment; and Caloy, a taxi driver in a point of desperation. With each having his own perspective, all three lives interconnect within a night’s series of events.
Nominee for Best Short Film 2011 Gawad Urian
LIMANG LIBO (2009) by Ice Idanan
“Limang Libo” is a film about two people who lead normal lives and are unaware of each other’s existence; Susan, a midwife who is bound to her debts and Manuel, a scavenger who lives a simple life with his pregnant wife. Their paths cross when Manuel takes his wife to Susan’s home because of an accident that will endanger their child, letting Susan take charge of the whole situation. Both faced with unfortunate circumstances, both Susan and Manuel will be forced to act against their instincts.
2009 Kodak Filmschool Competition National Winner, 2009 Cinemanila Finalist Young Cinema Category, 2nd Quisumbing Escandor Film Festival for Maternal Health (2010)
ANGAN-ANGAN (2008) by Sheron Dayoc
“Angan-Angan” centers on a nine-year-old girl named Satra who has been mute for as long as she could remember. Her determination to secure a good education reverberates clearly amid the strictness of her Yakan culture. The Yakan are one of the 13 Moro groups in the Philippines. They mainly reside in Basilan, Mindanao
Special Citation 2008 Cinemalaya Film Festival (Shorts)
TUNDONG MAGILIW: PASAAN ISINISILANG SYANG MAHIRAP (2011) by Jewel MarananTo what is a poor born? Tondo, Beloved is an immersion into a prevailing life before a birth. Virgie’s family feeds on the fishes that lurk under the industrial ships of North Harbor. Their alternative are packs of tasteless gelatin found in the same waters. Their entertainment is imagining stories behind DVD inlays of hollywood films and the fault of Hillary Clinton in a tabloid page. She gives birth on the same floor she eats, one morning when no fish could be caught for lunch.This continuing documentary is a painstaking observation of the imprints of larger social relations on mundane, contemporary situations. Survival being the driving motive, its time is slow but seldom stops andrarely sleeps.
Cinemalaya Film Festival | Documentary section
ENGKWENTRO (2009) directed by Pepe Diokno, associate director and co-writer: Bianca Balbuena
“Engwkentro” follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state’s murderous vigilantes.
2009 Venice Film Festival Best Orrizonti Film and Lion of the Future Award, 2010 Jeonju International Film Festival NETPAC Award, Cinemalaya 2009 Special Mention
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