One of the latest addition of the “must visit” place here in Davao is the Davao Cinematheque. I honestly didn’t expect that we have a kind of place like this. So for people who are a fan of cinematic arts, this place is definitely for you.
Cinematheque is a 120-seater premier movie house located along the streets of Palma Gil, just beside the Pasalubong Center. It showcases Indie releases, Filipino Film Classics and acclaimed foreign films for free. Chairman Santos in what Cinematheque symbolizes. “The lifetime commitment of the Philippine Government to advance the cause of the Filipino motion-picture industry, to revive and energize it.”
A big thanks to the City Government of Davao and The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), for bringing us close to our own films. Indeed apt for FDCP mission, “bring Filipino Films to Filipinos”.
Photos courtesy of astoldbyjulz.com
|The 7foot statue of Lino Brocka sculpted by Jonas Roces|
The statue was commissioned to recognize Brocka’s numerous artistic contributions in field of cinema, having created such renowned works as “Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanang, “Jaguar,” “Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim,” among others. In his very touching remarks on behalf of his family, Danilo Brocka relayed his sincerest appreciation and expressed joy and pride that the memory of his brother is kept alive many years after his untimely passing. –http://www.fdcp.ph
|Davao Bloggers- photo credits to Gian Tiacontian|