Ngayong Abril, new kid on the block Cinema ’76 Film Society will be screening Rudy Fernandez action films at works ni Francis Xavier Pasion, Elwood Perez, and Raymond Red.
San Juan, Manila—Cinema ’76 is a micro-cinema dedicated to bringing the latest Filipino independent films as well as English and foreign-language films to its discriminating movie audience. O, for discriminating audience daw. Naks.
Currently ongoing sa April lineup is a tribute to the late film and television director Francis Xavier Pasion. Pasion made a mark in the film industry through his award-winning Cinemalaya films ‘Sampaguita,’ ‘Jay,’ and ‘Bwaya‘. These films will run in Cinema ’76 until April 7.
Sa April 8-15 naman, Cinema ’76 will host a retrospective on the life and works of Rudy Fernandez. Kasama ang documentary na ‘The Last Pinoy Action King’. The film, co-directed by Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold, chronicles the life and times of Fernandez, one the country’s most beloved film heroes. Fans of Fernandez can catch his other iconic works such as ‘Bitayin si Baby Ama,’ ‘Tatak ng Yakuza,’ ‘Sandakot na Bala,’ ‘Baun Gang,’ and ‘Bingbong Crisologo’.
Direk Elwood Perez then takes center stage with his recent masterpieces “Otso” and “Esoterika: Maynila” from April 15 thru 21. Starting April 22, you can catch Cesar Hernando’s erotic pyscho-thriller “Gayuma” starring Benjamin Alves, one of the selections from last year’s QCinema Film Festival, and his acclaimed short films “Maalinsangan Ang Gabi” and “Kagat Ng Dilim” starring Piolo Pascual and Yul Servo.
Sa dulo ng buwan mga pelikula naman ni Raymond Red ang eeksena. His critically acclaimed films “Himpapawid” and “Kamera Obscura” will be screened from April 29 to May 5 along with his newly, digitally-restored short film “Anino,” a winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or—the highest prize awarded at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
But wait there’s more. To celebrate Araw ng Kagitingan (ngayong Sabado ‘yun uy), Cinema ’76 will hold a free screening of ‘Heneral Luna‘ on April 9. Dadating ang mga producers at cast. ♦
Ang Cinema ’76 ay nasa 160 Luna Mencias St., Barangay Addition Hills, San Juan City.
Contact number: (02) 398-1939