Experience the best of local and international cinema with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). In collaboration with its Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (CCP FBNMD), CCP is set to host a series of free film screenings in the last quarter of 2023 across various locations nationwide.
Kicking off the cinematic journey is CCP World Cinema: War Sailor and The Voyage of the Balangay on November 23, 6 PM, at the GSIS Theater. In partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and GSIS, War Sailor, directed by Gunnar Vikene, unfolds the gripping tale of survival amid World War II. Voyage of the Balangay, a documentary by Minda Monica Ponce-Rodriguez, showcases Filipino adventurers retracing ancestral migration using the native Balangay, offering a unique perspective on history.
Advocating gender empowerment and equality, CCP supports the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women with a special screening of Karnal on November 24, 1 PM, at the GSIS Theater. The film, part of the Cine Icons program, pays tribute to the late National Artist Marilou Diaz-Abaya, exploring themes of filial loyalty and patriarchy.
On November 30, 6 PM, at the LYF hotel roofdeck in Malate, Manila, CCP’s Cinema Under the Stars (CUTS) program presents PISAY and Wat Floor Ma’am?. PISAY delves into the lives of teenagers in the Marcos dictatorship era, while Wat Floor Ma’am? is a nominee for Best Short Film at the 2009 Cinemalaya Festival, revealing the secret history of the Philippines.
On December 7, 1 PM, at the FEU Mini-Auditorium, CCP Arthouse Cinema focuses on human rights with a screening of Maria, Cinemalaya’s first documentary film in competition. Directed by She Andes, the documentary follows three women named Maria after the Duterte drug war, shedding light on their stories.
Join CCP in its year-round mission to cultivate film literacy through screenings, discussions, and lectures. For the latest updates, follow CCP and CCP FBNMD on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Don’t miss these enriching cinematic experiences that celebrate the diversity and power of storytelling. #CCPFilmScreenings #CulturalCinema #FreeMovieEvents