Industry leaders speak for mainstream cinema
Is “marriage” between mainstream cinema and indie movies possible?
The question was raised during a recent musical presentation at the Cultural Center of the Philipines, “Pinilakang Tabing: Handog sa Pelikulang Pilipino,” which looked back on local cinema’s 92 years.
Written by Floy Quintos and directed by Chris Millado, “Pinilakang Tabing” featured Dulce, Mitch Valdez, Bituin Escalante, Jolina Magdangal, Tanghalang Pilipino Actor’s Company, Ballet Philippines and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. It was organized by the Movie Workers Welfare Fund (Mowelfund), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the CCP.
The performances were prefaced by audio-visual presentations and commentaries on industry milestones, from Jose Nepomuceno’s 1919 film “Dalagang Bukid,” to the current indie film revolution.