2016 Indies

2016 was a year for independent movies. At least for me. Last year, I watched more Filipino independent films than ever in my life and enjoyed all of them. I’m glad that local indie cinema has achieved leaps and bounds since that time in 2006, when the concept of indie movies was so new, that my friend and I practically had the theater to ourselves during a screening of Tulad Ng Dati.

Now, Filipino independent film festivals are done regularly, and people are actually flocking to cinemas to support them. Best proof of this is the recent 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, which thankfully, put indie films in the spotlight.

I also had the joy of discovering Cinema 76, a small theater in San Juan that screens indies all year round.

My indie film fan girl’s heart is very happy.

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Movies, Personal

Movie Musings: 1st Ko Si 3rd

Last week, I had the privilege of seeing 1st Ko Si 3rd for the second time.

I first watched it about two years back, when it was shown in cinemas for the 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. I remember being drawn to the film’s narrative, and how it carefully unraveled its grand message, the lesson that made it a clear standout in my top movies list.

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