Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pera-perahang Lata Screening at Titus Brandsma

Free Admission
December 12, 2008/1pm onwards

Where to find us:
St. Elijah Hall
26 Acacia St. Brgy. Mariana, New Manila
Quezon City

pelikula@titusbrandsma is a free monthly film screening with dialogue that features fine samples of world cinema. It is an offering of the Titus Brandsma Center-Media Program under the auspices of the Carmelites in the Philippines. This monthly event is aimed at giving a meaningful experience for film enthusiasts.

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Pera-Perahang Lata
Written & Directed by: Rianne Hill Soriano
29 mins. 58 sec.

Cast: Von Arroyo; Arnold Reyes; Paul Sy; Gio Respall; Via Antonio; Judith Soriao; Dido dela Paz; Marnie Solo; Rey Estrada

Synopsis: “Pera-perahang Lata” is about the plight of a young man who tries to make up for his inconsiderate moves towards a needy stranger, but he ends up seeing another tragedy from it. It explores the many facets of a struggling life in a world that is full of unpredictable moments – where some things are really beyond one’s control.

The setting is during the Christmas season where the needy, middle class, and rich people come together sharing gifts, giving and receiving alms, adorning their homes, offices and other establishments with Christmas decors, and attending the “Simbang Gabi.”

This film exposes both the rich culture and the struggle of lower-middle to lower-class Filipinos in the Manila commune set during the Filipino Christmas season – amidst the exciting tradition of gift-giving, caroling, and the “Simbang Gabi.”

The film’s look is a combination of: the dark and gritty; and the light and Yuletide. The realistic treatment mainly shows the dark alleys, well-lit buildings, and different kinds of people travailing public places.

Imagine Me & You (2005)
Written & Directed by: Ol Parker
94 mins.

Cast: Piper Perabo; Lena Heady; Matthew Goode; Celia Imrie; Anthony Head; Darren Boyd; Sue Johnston

Synopsis: Rachel and Heck, long time friends and lovers, finally tie the knot, and during the celebration, Rachel starts a friendship with their florist, Luce. And while Rachel originally intended to match her new friend, Luce, up with her husband's friend, Cooper, she soon finds out that Luce is a lesbian. During the course of their friendship, Rachel starts to question her own sexuality. And though she comes to realize she may have feelings for her new friend, Rachel must decide who she will ultimately find the most happiness with: Heck, her new husband who is also adored by her family, or Luce, who has turned her life and everything she thought she new about love upside down.

Awards/Nominations: Nominated for 2007 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film

The Same, but Different
A documentary by Lisa Marie Evans
65 mins.

Synopsis: The Same, but Different explores the various roles of four transgender individuals in the Midwest United States, including a fundamentalist Christian anarchist; a Catholic republican; your average single guy; a comedienne and parent of two. Claven, Andrea, Jaron and Nicole open their realities, allowing us to see the similarities we share.