Teatrino Film Series now screens 3 award-winning indie films every Saturday of April

TFS-April-2015-posterTeatrino, the biggest little theater in San Juan City, levels up with its screening of Filipino independent films this April.

Not one, not two, but three screenings of much-acclaimed Filipino films will be screened at the Teatrino on April 11 and 18 for its Teatrino Film Series. On two power-packed Saturdays, movies will be shown at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

On April 11, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa, that lyrical film about dance, love and gender issues that stars Jean Garcia, Rocco Nacino and Paolo Avelino begins the movie-watching marathon at 3 p.m.

It will be followed at 5:30 p.m. by Barber’s Tale, the Jun Lana film about a widow who took over her late husband’s duties as community barber. It won the Best Actress Award for its lead star, Eugene Domingo, at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival.

At 8 p.m. Ang Huling Chacha ni Anita, a film by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, weaves its magic about first love seen through the eyes of a child. The movie won the Volunteer’s Choice Award in the 38th Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

On April 18, Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay, the 2011 “mockumentary” feature film starring erstwhile aswang-white lady-and horror movies’ favorite actress, Lilia Cuntapay, screeches across the screen at 3 p.m. It is directed by That Thing Called Tadhana director Antoinette Jadaone,

The Animals, a 2012 coming of age film by Gino M. Santos about the daily struggles faced by rich kids in upper middle class Manila follows at 5:30 p.m. This film won Best Editing in Cinemalaya 2012 and has competed in the 36th Gawad Urian Awards. It has also been to the Stockholm International Film Festival and the New York Asian Film Festival.

Senior Year, a 2010 film by Jerrold Tarog about ten students from a private Catholic school in Manila who go through transitions in their last year of high school, closes out the movie-thon at 8 p.m. To cast this film, Tarrog surveyed about 300 students about their life experiences. The tellers of the most interesting stories were selected to star in the movie, following a two-month workshop.

Launched in September 2014, TFS screens to an avid audience of Filipino movie enthusiasts on its Saturday showings.

Tickets are available at P200 per film at all Greenhills Cinemas (Promenade and Theater Mall) or at Teatrino.

For more information, go to www.musicmuseum.com.ph.