Cinemalaya through the years

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/02/2022

I have been watching Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival since it started in 2004, or 18 years ago, which is held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and various cinemas. The films, often called “indie…

Close encounters with 2022 National Artists awardees

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 06/14/2022

“Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao, nasa puso nating lahat! Tayo ang gumagawa ng himala, tayo ang gumagawa ng mga sumpa at ng mga Diyos, walang himala!” These are famous lines popularized by Nora…

Anita Linda, the pambansang lola and the memories of Alhambra

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/18/2020

The late actress Anita Linda should have been called the  “Pambansang Lola” who gained critical acclaim for her portrayals in maternal or elderly roles. Born Alice Buenaflor Lake on  November 23,  1924, her movie career spanned seven…

Cinemalaya and  the memoirs of vinyl records

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/11/2020

When my father was still alive, our house during weekends were normally filled with soothing sounds emanating from the phonographs playing LP vinyl records. Vinyl records became the subject of the short film “Ang Gasgas na Plaka…

John Denver Trending , Cinemalaya and cyberbullying

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 08/11/2019

  Free speech is one of the human rights and a guaranteed constitutional right in the Philippines, however, it can lead to abuse and border to harassment, bullying, cyber bullying, cyber abuse and negative online experience Cyber…

Ang Hupa, Cinemalaya and the indie films

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/06/2019

  “Binulong sa akin ng Diyos: ako ang magliligtas ng aking Bayan.” Words that reverberates throughout the brave four-hour-and-thirty-minute film “Ang Hupa” by Lav Diaz which is a mix of sci-fi and horror “about death of a dictator,…

“Mina-Anud” is Cinemalaya’s closing film

Michelle Joy Padayhag 07/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuano filmmaker Kerwin Go’s “Mina-Anud” was chosen to be this year’s closing film for Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2019.  Go’s film will be screened at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines…

“RESPETO” leads winners of Cinemalaya Film Festival

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/14/2017

“RESPETO” bagged the most number of awards during the 13th year of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival awards night held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines last August 13. It won seven awards, including Best Film…

Ryza Cenon and Martin del Rosario turn dark in new film

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/14/2017

  IF YOU missed the film “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” during last year’s QCinema International Film Festival, here’s another chance for you watch it on the big screen as it opens tomorrow. The movie is one…

‘Pamilya Ordinaryo’ reaps 5 Cinemalaya major awards

Apple Ta-as 08/16/2016

A TALE of teenage parents living on the streets, focusing on their struggle to find their newborn child has brought home this year’s major awards in 2016 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival awards held last Sunday night.…

Ayala Center Cebu to host Cinemalaya Aug. 9-14

PR 08/09/2016

AYALA Center Cebu is hosting for the first time entries that will compete in the 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival with the theme, “Break the Surface.” This is the first time that Cinemalaya is screening entries outside…

Cinemalaya sets sail for Cebu

Apple Ta-as 08/06/2016

ON ITS 12th year, Cinemalaya sets sail to new waters and will hold its first screening of independent film entries at Ayala Center Cebu from August 9 to 14. In a press huddle held at Cebu City…

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