Supporting Filipino Independent Films

Old camerasHere and abroad, Filipino Independent Films become avenues for actors and directors who want to hone their craft. Indeed,  in doing this kind of movies what matters is the artistry and not the commercial value. But of course, actors, directors or even the entire production staff are human being and they also pay bills. Recently, a friend of mine shared that Greenhills’ Teatrino decides to show well-loved independent films every Saturday, starting September 13 to November 29, 2014. It excites me because I like several indie  movies ( foreign or local) especially those  Cinemalaya entries/winners and it’s an opportunity for us to support Filipino artists / filmmakers.

Teatrino Film Series’ Independent Throwback Treat

My initial reaction is “finally” may isa pang venue that caters indie movies noong sinabi sa akin ang tungkol sa The Teatrino Film Series’ Independent Throwback Treat. Kasi let’s face it, majority of moviegoers watch well-publicized projects na napanood nila ang trailers sa TV o Youtube. Buti nga nauso ang Cinemalaya and other film festival for digital or indie movies at least parami ng parami ang nagiging aware sa iba pang klase ng pelikula at hindi iyong dahil palabas lang ng popular actors.

Now with Teatrino, which also a concert venue, movie buffs have chances to see and discover several Filipino films  that are rare to find. Like  this September 20 and  September 27, cult-classics Sana Dati and Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) ang mapapanood sa The Teatrino Film Series’ Independent Throwback Treat,

Ang Nawawala

I already watched Ang Nawawala (co-written and directed by Marie Jamora)  sa Cinemalaya noong 2012, It’s a very cool movie that has captivating plot but also has entertaining music and sets. You want to remember phonograph days? Feel the underground concert scene? Well they are all part of this film top billed by Dominic Roco, Annicka Dolonius, Boboy Garovillo, Felix Roco and Dawn Zulueta.


Sana Dati 

Hindi ko pa napapanood ang Sana Dati (directed by Jerrold Tarog) starring Lovi Poe, Benjamin Alves, Paulo Avelino and TJ Trinidad. Appealing ang movie for me as a woman, kilig lang ang madama na mahaba ang iyong hair at itong mga guapong lalaking ito pa ang nakapaligid sa iyo ( doon pa lang mahirap na!!!) Pero yung story, it also enticing because, honestly I don’t know what to do if my past special love come when I’m about to marry my present sweetheart. I don’t wanna feel that pity, second-thought and regrets  when I’m in love (choz!). Hello ayokong anthem ang It’s sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along.

So let’s see kung ano ang makukuha kong tip kay Manay Lovi after kong mapanood itong Sana Dati.

Every 5pm ang screening ng first film and 7:30 naman ang second movie. Ang Teatrino ay nasa paligid lamang ng famous shopping center na Greenhills at sisterhood ng Music Museum.


Let’s watch independent films and support Filipino artists / filmmakers! Mabuhay!



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