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Watch free movies under the stars at CCP 

by Leila Salaverria

YOU can enjoy a different kind of stargazing at the grounds of the Cultural Center of the Philippines when it hosts the Cinema Under the Stars this weekend.

Bring popcorn and a date, or your family or friends and enjoy free movies at the CCP front lawn from December 17 to 18.  

“Bikers, joggers, and walkers are all welcome,” the CCP said. 

The CCP will show films from Cinemalaya, Gawad Alternatibo, and the CCP Collection.

This is the CCP’s way of heralding the return of film showing and its adaptation to the new normal. 

“With the limitations brought about by the past year’s quarantine protocols amidst the pandemic, CCP aims to adapt and re-imagine a new and better normal for the film, art, and live-events industries and so this project was designed to be inclusive, productive, and resourcefully planned to overcome those,” it said. 

These are the films scheduled for screening by the CCP:

December 17, 6 p.m.

Papetir” by Darwin Alegre- This tells the story of a ventriloquist suddenly finds himself talking with his past during his performance.

Andong” by Rommel “Milo” Tolentino- The film deals with pre-juvenile obsession, family dynamics, and the real value of a hard-fought twenty pesos. 

Pepot Artista” by Doy del Mundo- This is about a 10-year-old boy who dreams about becoming a movie star. The movie explores Filipinos’ love for entertainment amid serious social problems.

December 17, 8:30 p.m. 

Si Oddie” by Maria Kydylee Torato- This is about a delivery rider looking for an untraceable customers while in a life or death situation. 

Aliens Ata” by Karl Glenn Barit- The movie tells the story of young brothers trying to come to terms with their father’s death as their mother prepares to leave the country again to worlk.

Ani” by Kim Zuñiga and Sandro Del Rosario- This is a  full-length sci-fi film about a boy who comes to live with his grandfather and later goes looking for magical grains to save his grandfather’s life. 

On Sunday, the CCP will feature Gawad Alternatibo and Cinemalaya films.

December 18, 4 p.m.

Wetsitales: Aponibonilayen and the Sun” by Jade Dandan Evangelista- The movie follows the trip to the heavens of a lovely maiden. It features the culture and traditions of the Tinguian Tribe.

Maris” by Gabb Gantala- This features two best friends from different schools who talk about their experiences and who later get into an argument when one friend brings up his art teacher. 

Ang Liwanag ng Bakunawa” by Alvin Gasga and Elisha Domingo- This features the story of an albino girl who feels like an outcast and who later finds an unlikely friend who brings her warmth, adventure, and mystery. 

Mga Sisiw sa Kagubatan” by Vahn Leinard Pascual- This is about a chick living in the forest who just wants a peaceful life, but has to deal with a hungry giant bent on chaos and destruction. 

My Mamily” by Cha Roque- This film provides a peek into a different kind of family. It is an animated film about the struggles and triumphs of a lesbian family as seen through the eyes of a child. 

December 18, 6 p.m.

See You, George!” by Mark Moneda- This is the story of a group of hospital workers who gather to remember one of their departed colleagues. But their gathering turns into a recollection of dark and haunting memories, 

Kwits” by Raz dela Torre- The movie follows a man with the simple goal of getting his financial assistance from the government after the pandemic left him jobless and isolated. But it turned out that getting his ayuda was not as easy as he thought it would be. 

Batsoy” by Ronaldo Battalllones- This is about two siblings who go on an adventure as they try to satisfy their craving for batchoy. The film features a world of magic, fantasy, and reality. 

Photo credit: CCP

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