Industry leaders speak for mainstream cinema
Is â€œmarriageâ€ between mainstream cinema and indie movies possible?
The question was raised during a recent musical presentation at the Cultural Center of the Philipines, â€œPinilakang Tabing: Handog sa Pelikulang Pilipino,â€ which looked back on local cinemaâ€™s 92 years.
Written by Floy Quintos and directed by Chris Millado, â€œPinilakang Tabingâ€ featured Dulce, Mitch Valdez, Bituin Escalante, Jolina Magdangal, Tanghalang Pilipino Actorâ€™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 Nepomucenoâ€™s 1919 film â€œDalagang Bukid,â€ to the current indie film revolution.