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'American Adobo' at CinemaNow.com

Wow. The new worlds that open up to you when you have a broadband connection. I've recently acquired a DSL connection, and as one would expect, have been checking out the movie downloading and streaming sites. Clicking on one of the channels of my Windows Media Player, I've discovered CinemaNow and found out that American Adobo, which I have yet to watch, is available to watch for free via streaming -- the images are approximately VCD quality, and I think if you want to download DVD-quality video you have to subscribe to their service.

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Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil and Her Angels


An abridged version of this article was published in the Saturday Special Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer on May 10, 2003.

Last March 12, 2003, at the 14th International Women's Film Festival (March 4-14), which was held at, and organized by, the University of the Philippines Film Center, we saw a wonderful surprise of a movie. The movie was the digital film Angels produced by Star Cinema's now defunct Digital Film Division, then headed by multi-awarded scriptwriter Ricky Lee, who also wrote Angels. Angels was directed, meanwhile, by a hitherto unknown woman to us, named Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil.

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