Monday, March 1, 2010

Celebrate Women’s Month at UP Film Institute

Barring a monumental upset at the 82nd Academy Awards, director Kathryn Bigelow is a lock to become the first female filmmaker to nab the Best Director award. Her film The Hurt Locker, a favorite to win the Best Picture award, will be shown on limited engagement at UP Cine Adarna. It screens back-to-back with another Avatar slayer, Dear John. The chick flick dislodged the science fiction blockbuster from the top position at the weekly box-office.

The 19th edition of the International Women’s Film Festival will be held at UP Cine Adarna from March 9 to 11, 2010. A film congress and free movie screenings await guests and participants. The South African film Courting Justice is the festival opener. Featured in the festival are critically-acclaimed local films of actress Gina Pareño and filmmaker Olivia Lamasan. Titles include Urian Best Picture winners Serbis, Kubrador, and Sana Maulit Muli and Gawad Tanglaw Best Picture winner In My Life. All three Urian winners are must-see films.

For the rest of the month, UP Film Institute unveils the full-run of Alvin Yapan’s Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe and presents choice films of stand-out female filmmakers Maya Deren, Agnes Varda, Catherine Breillat, Miranda July, Kiri Dalena, and Sari Dalena.

The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
Wed, Mar 3 - 2:30 pm, 7 pm
Thu, Mar 4 - 2:30 pm, 5 pm
Fri, Mar 5 -10 am

Dear John (Lasse Halstrom)
Wed, Mar 3 - 5 pm
Thu, Mar 4 - 7 pm
Fri, Mar 5 - 1 pm

Courting Justice (Jane Thandi Lipman) *** Free admission
Tue, Mar 9 - 7 pm
Thu, Mar 11 - 5 pm

Serbis (Gina Pareño) *** Free admission
An Ilocana matriarch slowly loses grip on her family members and soft-porn movie theater business
Wed, Mar 10 - 5 pm

In My Life (Olivia Lamasan) *** Free admission
A middle-aged female teacher adjusts to life in New York with the lover of her gay son
Wed, Mar 10 - 7 pm

Kubrador (Gina Pareño) *** Free admission
A female bet collector gets lost in the maze of numbers and corruption
Thu, Mar 11 - 2:30 pm

Sana Maulit Muli (Olivia Lamasan) *** Free admission
A successful young lady in the United States ponders her future
Thu, Mar 11 - 7 pm

Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe (Alvin Yapan)
Fe deals with real-life monsters and personal demons
Fri, Mar 12 - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Sat, Mar 13 - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Mon, Mar 15 - 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Tue, Mar 16 - 4:30 pm
Wed, Mar 17 - 4:30 pm
Thu, Mar 18 - 6:30 pm

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