The Star Cinema film starring KC Concepcion and RichardGutierrez has been graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board. Directed by Bb.Joyce Bernal, For The First Time was shot in Greece and is part of the15th anniversary celebration of Star Cinema. This entitles the film to a 65%amusement tax rebate.
The movie will have its premiere night tonight, August 26,at SM Megamall, with tinseltown's hottest stars expected to grace the event.
Last Sunday, GMA-7 star Richard Gutierrez appeared for thefirst time on ABS-CBN's variety show ASAP ‘08. He sang "No Matter What"as ABS-CBN leading ladies appeared one by one to welcome the Kapuso star. Amongthose who greeted him were Nikki Gil, Roxxane Guinoo, Anne Curtis, SarahGeronimo, and even his sister Ruffa Gutierrez, who is one of the hosts of TheBuzz. When Angel Locsin came out on the ASAP ‘08 stage, she put herhands around Richard, her former love team partner before she transferred toABS-CBN.
Richard expressed his gratitude for the chance to visit ASAP ‘08. "Ifeel so blessed na nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na mabisita kayo even for such ashort time. I'd like to thank my home network for allowing me to be here."
Angel noticed Richard's closeness to KC and she remarked,"Napansin ko sobrang lagkit ng tingin mo kay KC. Chard, anong message ang gustomong sabihin kay KC?"
Ricahrd replied: "Thank you. It's been one hell of a ride.Thank you at binuksan mo ang puso mo."
KC Concepcion also had her own segment wherein she was givenred roses by the young heartthrobs of ABS-CBN, namely Gerald Anderson, ZanjoeMarudo, Luis Manzano, Sam Milby, John Lloyd Cruz, and Piolo Pascual.Afterwards, she sang The Beatles' "In My Life." She was surprised to findthat Gabby Concepcion had prepared a video of himself singing the same song.Tears welled up in her eyes as she said, "Teka lang, nasa Mars pa ako ngayon.For the first time, nag-duet kami ni Papa! Pa, thank you for singing with me.Thank you, Pa, I love you so much," said KC. The daughter of Gabby and SharonCuneta also took this opportunity to greet her stepfather Kiko Pangilinan ahappy birthday.
INTERNATIONAL SCREENINGS. For The First Time will be screened at the following venues:
For tickets, log on to www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com or call 1-800-227-9676
| DATE ||LOCATION||VENUE|
|Sept 6|| Los Angeles || Alex Theatre |
| Sept 7 || San Francisco ||Fox Theatre|
International premiere at Vienna, Austria with KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez, call George Carlos at 069911937918.
| DATE ||LOCATION|| VENUE |
| Sept 28 (Sunday) ||Vienna, Austria||Cineplexx Donauplex|
International regular screenings
|DATE|| LOCATION ||VENUE|
| Aug 29 - Sept 5 ||Guam|| Micronesia Mall |
| Sept 19 - 25 || Seattle || Regal Cinema East Valley |
|Sept 19 - 25|| Las Vegas || Regal Village Square Stadium |
|Sept 19 - 25|| San Diego || UA Horton Plaza |
| Sept 26 - Oct 2 || Pasadena || Laemmle One Colorado |
| Oct 3 - 9 || Hawaii || Regal Dole Cannery Stadium |
| Oct 3 ||Chicago|| Pickwick Theatre 1 |
|Sept 11 - 13||Dubai||Venue to follow|
|Sept 11 - 13|| Sharjah ||Venue to follow|
|Sept 18 - 20|| Abu Dhabi ||Venue to follow|
|Sept 25 - 27|| Qatar ||Venue to follow|
| Sept 25 - 27 || Bahrain || Venue to follow |
Trailer courtesy of Star Cinema