SEAPAVAA Newsletter
Jan-Sep 1998

Hanoi confab tackles emerging Asia-Pacific AV heritage

Advanced training on film preservation in Hanoi

3rd SEAPAVAA adopts statement on access

RP film classic restored

Paris meet for audio archivists and analog machines

25 Filipino films shown at Lincoln Center

Awards system re: honorary membership in SEAPAVAA Confab

Welcome, new members!

Calendar of Events

Editorial

ASEAN audiovisual database on internet

Country Updates

LAOS: Lao database to include film and video catalog details

NEW ZEALAND: Sourcing film archives

NZ TV Archive applies for SEAPAVAA membership

PHILIPPINES: CCP reactivates film retrieval and restoration program

SOFIA launches adopt-a-film program

SINGAPORE: 30 years of archive

Features

SEAPAVAA: two years on

A glimpse of ASEAN culture

SEAPAVAA online!

Promotion and membership committee formed

SEAPAVAA list address

25 Filipino films shown at Lincoln Center

NOLI ME TANGERE (Touch Me Not) and NUNAL SA TUBIG (Speck in the Water)

In celebration of the 100th year of Philippine Independence, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in partnership with the Philippine Centennial Commission, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, IFFCOM, the Philippine Information Agency, the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York and the Philippine Centennial Coordinating Council - Northeast USA, presented a series of Filipino films at the Walter Reade Theater of the Lincoln Center.

Slated July 31 through August 20, and with a line-up of about 25 films, the series was the most extensive Filipino film retrospective ever to take place in the United States. All prints are subtitled in English.

By including old classics as well as contemporary films, the three-week festival brought the country's centennial commemoration into sharper historical focus. It also featured some of the best works by acclaimed director Lino Brocka, and concluded with the award-winning short films and videos of young, upcoming Filipino and Filipino-American filmmakers. The members of the film selection committee were Richard Peña (Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center), Domingo Hornilla, Jr., Vincent "Ting" Nebrida, and Agustin "Hammy" Sotto.

Some of the titles shown in the festival were:

In the Classics Category - Lamberto Avellana's Anak Dalita starring Tony Santos and Rosa Rosal, Tony Cayado's Mga Ligaw na Bulaklak starring Eddie Garcia and Susan Roces, Eddie Romero's Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon (As We Were) starring Christopher De Leon and Gloria Diaz, Cesar Gallardo's Geron Busabos (Geron the Vagabond) starring the newly-elected Philippine President Joseph Estrada and Imelda Ilanan, Lupito Aquino-Kashiwahara's Minsa'y Isang Gamu-gamo (Once a Moth) starring Nora Aunor and Jay Ilagan, Gerry De Leon's adaptation of Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) starring Eddie Del Mar, Gil Portes' Merika starring Nora Aunor, Octavio Silos' Tunay na Ina (The Real Mother) starring Rosario Moreno, two films by Mike De Leon: Sister Stella L. starring Vilma Santos and Batch '81 starring Mark Gil, and three works by Ishmael Bernal namely Nunal sa Tubig (A Speck in the Water) starring Daria Ramirez, Aliw starring Suzette Ranillo and Relasyon starring Vilma Santos.

In the New Works Category - among the films included are Marilou Diaz Abaya's Sa Pusod ng Dagat (In the Navel of the Sea), Carlos Siguion Reyna's Ang Lalaki sa Buhay ni Selya (The Man in Her Life), Tikoy Aguiluz' Bagong Bayani (A New Hero), Olive Lamasan's Madrasta (Stepmother), Jose Javier Reyes' Batang PX, Chito Rono's Itanong Mo Sa Buwan (Ask the Moon) and Mario O'Hara's Fatima Buen.

Among Brocka's films being spotlighted were Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, Insiang, Tinimbang Ka Nguni't Kulang (You Were Weighed But Was Found Wanting) and Ina, Kapatid, Anak (Mother, Sister, Daughter).

Also screened were commercial hits like Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak (Because of a Flower) starring Charito Solis and Lollipops and Roses starring Nora Aunor, Cocoy Laurel, and featuring the then unknown Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame.

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Updated: 10 February 1999

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