Metropolis: Screenings of Collected Pinoy Indie Works

metropolis n. [LL., fr. Gr metropolis, fr. meter mother + polis city]
1. The mother or parent city of a state or colony.
2. The chief or capital city of a country, state or region.

In Focus: Metropolis independent film program
Experience eclectic contemporary filmmaking / nurture support for local producers / create a dynamic network for cultural exchanges / express your ingenuity in the community. Inviting you to join us for screenings of collected indie works featuring:

Simula directed by Ruelo Lozendo / 10 minutes
A worm enters a man’s ear and lives inside his body. As the worm’s metamorphosis unfolds, he experiences his own transformation.

Biyaheng Riles directed by Grig Montegrande / 2 minutes
The film attempts to document our railway system and the people who depend on it as a source of livelihood and transport. It seeks to answer as well the question “Can our railway system help us in our search of a national identity?”

Kabalan (2009) directed by Carlo Pangalangan and Cristine Joy Abastillas / 13 minutes. A portrait of Louie Marie Londres during her night out with her friends.

Gabon directed by Emman De La Cruz / 18 minutes
“Gabon” taken from an old Maranao folk-lullaby which means “cloud”, tells the story of how far a young Marano girl takes to heart a promise to her parents -- her filial duty to finish a school exam. Shot in one day in Marawi, Lanao just before the ramadan, "Gabon" features the ensemble cast of the Grade 2-4 school children of Mindanao State University Integrated Laboratory School (MSU-ILS) and the Alumni of Sining Kambayoka.

august, november, december … jun (November) directed by JP V. Carpio / 18 minutes "november" attempts to show some of the repercussions and reactions after the brutal and almost incomprehensible massacre of around 60 men and women in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines.

Commencing at 8pm Wednesday, July 14 FREE ADMISSION
followed by an open forum + world music & live entertainment ‘til late

• Pre-event venue reservations: P150.00 plus 1 free drink
• Donor contributions welcome

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