Pelikusina cooks up tasty treats for indie film lovers this February


Pelikusina (Film Kitchen) promises a delectable menu of photography, film, and video for moviegoers.


The Independent Filmmakers Multi-purpose Cooperative (IFC), commissioned by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), has come up with tasty treats that would surely satisfy the taste buds of all audiences-young and old alike.

Dubbed as Pelikusina (Cinema Paraiso 4): A Confluence of Film, Photography and Video, Pelikusina will serve as the primary film component for the celebration of the National Arts Month 2007.

Kicking off Pelikusinawould be Foto Binalot, wherein the gallery of NCCA will be turned into a camera obscura by renowned filmmaker Raymond Red. His exhibit will be displayed until February 28.

Sining Bidyo-Ok on the other hand, is a six-piece video art exhibit by some of the leading media artists today, namely Gerardo Tan, Gary Pastrano, Poklong Anading, Cocoy Lumbao, Karina Escay/ Moshe Landanga, and Rembrandt Vocalan. These esteemed media artists will use video monitors and projections to create optical trompe l'oeil videos.

There will also be a comparative film festival, aptly entitled Cinepares, which will showcase 20th and 21st century films, highlighting parallels and differences in approaches to cinema. One of the pairs to be featured would be Eddie Romero's Ang Ating Pag-ibig, which he directed in 1953, alongside his latest feature, Faces of Love, his first film in digital format, which he made in 2006.

There will also be lectures by celebrated filmmakers and personalities. Videolog, scheduled for February 23, will be a lecture/screening of Tad ErmitaƱo's travels in Japan. Film Toque, on the other hand, will feature Roxlee and Tado doing a film lecture using a cooking show set-up on February 27.

Film, photography, video, and a lot more.Pelikusinawould surely give new flavor to Philippine cinema.

This series of events will take place at the NCCA Tanghalang Leandro Locsin, Intramuros, Manila (February 7 - 27) and the IndieSine theater at Robinsons Galleria (February 14 - 20).

For inquiries, please call 09274799193 or 09173705454.

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