Two festivals of Filipino films in their uncut versions are scheduled at the Cine Adarna of the UP Film Institute on Feb. 25-27 and March 5-7, 2008.
The first festival is a retrospective of films by Director Elwood Perez billed as Stars Converge: The Stellar Art and Career of Elwood Perez. It is part of the institute’s outreach program which aims to tour schools and universities nationwide and several international film capitals.
The Elwood Perez films and their schedules are as follows:
February 25 (Monday)
2 p.m.—Nakawin Natin ang Bawat Sandali (Sampaguita-VP Pictures, 1978) starring Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon and Baby Delgado.
5 p.m.—Till We Meet Again (Regal Films, 1985) starring Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano, Armida Siguion-Reyna and Perla Bautista.
7:30 p.m.—I Can’t Stop Loving You (Regal Films, 1985) starring Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Rowell Santiago, Jackie Lou Blanco, Lani Mercado, Miguel Rodriguez, Nadia Montenegro and Richard Gomez.
February 26 (Tuesday)
2 p.m.—Ibulong Mo sa Diyos (Regal Films, 1988) starring Vima Santos, Gary Valenciano, Miguel Rodriguez, Eric Quizon and Nida Blanca.
5 p.m.—Masarap, Masakit ang Umibig (Sampaguita Pictures, 1977) starring Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Mat Ranillo III, Anita Linda and Amado Cortez.
7:30 p.m.—Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit (Regal Films, 1989) starring Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Miguel Rodriguez, Gloria Romero, Perla Bautista and Ana Margarita.
February 27 (Wednesday)
2 p.m.—Isang Gabi, Tatlong Babae (Juan dela Cruz Productions, 1974) starring Amalia Fuentes, Boots Anson-Roa, Pilar Pilapil, Luis Gonzales, Ricky Belmonte, Orestes Ojeda, Marissa Delgado, Mona Liza and Ray Marcos.
5 p.m.—Pakawalan Mo Ako (MVP Pictures, 1981) starring Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Anthony Castelo and Deborah Sun.
7:30 p.m.—Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M (MRN Films, 1991) starring Nora Aunor, Lotlot de Leon and Armida Siguion-Reyna.
The retrospective is presented by Regal Entertainment Inc. and Sampaguita Pictures in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The second festival is presented by the UP College of Mass Communications and is titled Director’s Cut: Mga Eksenang Dapat Mong Nakita Pero…
To be screened are the uncut versions of nine controversial films, some of which were shot digitally.
The films and the schedules of screenings are:
March 5 (Wednesday)
5 p.m.—Bakit May Kahapon Pa? by Joel Lamangan (DGPI)
7 p.m.—Laman by Maryo J. delos Reyes (DGPI)
9 p.m.—Ang Lihim ni Antonio by Jay Altarejos
March 6 (Thursday)
5 p.m.—Duda by Cris Pablo
7 p.m.—Rome and Juliet by Connie Macatuno
9 p.m.—Twilight Dancers by Mel Chionglo (DGPI)
March 7 (Friday)
5 p.m.—La Vida Rosa by Chito Roño
7 p.m.—Tuhog by Jeffrey Jeturian (DGPI)
9 p.m.—Live Show by Jose Javier Reyes (DGPI)
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