Tres, a trilogy produced by the Film Academy of the Philippines particularly for students, is now on a campus tour.
With more than 3,000 students in population, Cainta Catholic College welcomed the screening crew of Tres in their huge auditorium. Also provided were technical assistance in the sound system and other logistical needs.
The film showing coincided with the 55th foundation of the college. The festive atmosphere was complemented by the horror train and some carnival games. There was also a quiz competition and a parade of recyclable materials.
There were 3 screenings – one for grade school on February 12 and high school
and college on February 11. Even an hour before the screening time, the students were obviously excited as they milled near the entrance of the auditorium.
Survey forms were distributed to the students and random interviews were taken. The survey forms seemed to have one answer, i.e. they like all the 3 stories of Tres.
As for being entertained, that may be the reason why the audience was attentive when the last segment was being shown. The audience impact was evident in the applause and cheers as Sandaang Damit reached the climax.
“Nakaka-relate po kami kasi story ng student eh,” one high schooler said about Sandaang Damit. As for the loud reaction, “Nakakatuwa po kasi ang mga eksena ni Girlie lalo na yung nagkabati sila ng mga kontrabidang classmates niya.”
Tata Selo, the second segment brought forth questions. “Bakit po pinatay si Rez Cortez. Di po ba siya ang may ari ng lupa?” Another asked, “Ganun po ba talaga noong araw na nang-re-rape ang mayor?”
After the screening, FAP director general Leo Martinez went up the stage and introduced some of the actors who were present – Bembol Roco, Rez Cortez, Rcee Tenefrancia, the girl who played Girlie in Sandaang Damit.
The introduction of Director Boy Vinarao elicited loud applause. He was the director of Sandaang Damit which got a good review based on the attentiveness and audience reaction.
To give way to popular request, the actors went down and joined the audience for an informal pictorial. The students took turns in taking their selfies with the actors who were literally mobbed by the crowding students, parents and teachers.
On the last day of screening, Mrs. Loy Valencia, the high school principal and senior vice president of CCC, treated the Tres entourage to a sumptuous lunch.
Tres will be continuing its campus tour in Metro Manila and also in the provinces. For booking, you can email the author or post in Sine Panitik Facebook Page.
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