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Ray Carney and Off-Off-Hollywood

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Back in the mid-90's, I frequented Book Sale branches at least once a week and one day, came upon an issue of MovieMaker Magazine (May/June 1995) worth 12 pesos. (I think this was at the Fiesta Carnival -- now Shopwise Supermarket -- Book Sale branch). Inside the pages of this issue was a picture of a man, geek-like in appearance. This man was Ray Carney. Reading that issue permanently changed my ideas about cinema.

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Lav Diaz: A Portrait of the Artist as a Filmmaker

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Feb. 21, 2004
8 p.m.
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Free 'Amigo' Passes for History/Arts/Humanities Teachers

Passing this message on from https://www.facebook.com/A​migoTheMovie : "SEND YOUR TEACHER TO WATCH AMIGO - free passes for your history teachers (Edit/Update: Arts & Humanities Teachers are also qualified!)! Email amigothemovie@yahoo.com or text 09093165777. Limited number of passes. Restrictions apply. Passes good only for SM Cinemas. All rights reserved."

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Watch John Sayles' 'Amigo', a Great Lesson in History and Storytelling/Filmmaking :)

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Continuing the Dream for a National Audio-Visual Archive

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This article, published here with the permission of the author -- screenwriter, professor, & Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (SOFIA) president Clodualdo 'Doy' Del Mundo, Jr. -- appeared previously in a monograph by SOFIA & the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and more recently, in this updated and revised version, in the first issue of the Escolta Film Journal published in August of 2010 by the first batch of graduates of the Alexis Tioseco Internship Program.

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An Appeal to ABS-CBN re Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc Murders

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I just sent the e-mail message below to Maria Ressa, head of ABS-CBN's News & Current Affairs. I think what I relayed below is a reasonable request from the local filmmaking community. Alexis, after all, was a regular on ABS-CBN's shows, and during the PAGASA forum I mentioned in the letter, Ms. Ressa herself said that ABS-CBN devotes a significant amount of time to crime features precisely to assist the public. If you know of any other way to reach Ms. Ressa, please let me know or feel free to forward the letter below.

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Hi Maria,

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Film Critic Alexis Tioseco Murdered

Tragic news for the filmmaking community. Film Critic Alexis Tioseco and his girlfriend Nika Bohinc were murdered last night at their home at Times Street, Quezon City. I'll just quote Ewong Martinez from his Facebook status: "Just heard this report over DZMM Tele-radyo: One of the maids (Magdalena) was kept in the room and gagged. There are 4 suspects; apparently, the other maid (Criselda) was the one who let in the three robbers. Later, Magdalena heard gunshots when Alexis and Nika had arrived.......

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'Last Supper No. 3' Highly Recommended

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Guys, I highly recommend Last Supper No. 3, directed and co-written by my Bing Lao Scriptwriting Workshop classmate, Veronica "Ron/Roni" Velasco. You can still catch it at UP Cine Adarna on Aug. 4 at 7pm.

This is the best so far of the Cinemalaya 2009 films I've seen in UP. I also recommend 'Ang Nerseri." 

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Photos and Videos of the MTRCB (MTCB) Bill (HB 6425) Filing

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Hello folks!

At last, Task Force Free the Artists filed the MTCB Bill last May 27, 2009 at the House of Representatives. You can find more details about the filing at the following pages:

Photos:
http://freeexpression.multiply.com/photos/album/13/MTRCB_MTCB_Bill_Filing

Videos:

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Philippines' Brillante Mendoza Wins Best Director in 2009 Cannes Film Festival

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Congratulations to our very own, Brillante Mendoza! You've made history!!! :D

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CANNES, France (AP) — Awards presented Sunday at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, chosen by a jury headed by French Actress Isabelle Huppert:

_Palme d'Or (Golden Palm): "The White Ribbon," by Michael Haneke (Austria)

_Grand Prize: "A Prophet," by Jacques Audiard (France)

_Jury Prize: "Fish Tank," by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and "Thirst," By Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

_Special Prize: Alain Resnais

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