PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
GMA News TV celebrates excellence in Philippine filmmaking by airing award-winning independent movies from some of the country’s most respected directors. Film buffs who missed seeing these gems in the theaters are given this special opportunity to watch them on their television screens.
The series titled INDIE KALIBRE starts this Saturday, May 9, with the Philippine TV premiere of Jun Lana’s Barber's Tales (Mga Kuwentong Barbero).
Set in a remote province at the onset of Martial law, Barber's Tales revolves around newly widowed Marilou (played by Eugene Domingo) who inherits their town’s only barbershop from her husband—a business that has been passed down by generations of men in her husband’s family. This is followed by celebrated films by directors such as Brillante Mendoza, Jeffrey Jeturian and Alvin Yapan – featuring some of the country’s most gifted actors and actresses.
Also showing this May are Ploning (directed by Dante Nico Garcia and starring Judy Ann Santos) on May 16; Banal (directed by Cesar Apolinario and starring Christopher de Leon) on May 23; and Thy Womb (directed by Brillante Mendoza and starring Nora Aunor and Bembol Roco) on May 30.
June features Condo (directed by Martin Cabrera and starring Coco Martin) on June 6; Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (directed by Alvin Yapan and starring Rocco Nacino and Paolo Avelino) on June 13; Kubrador (directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and starring Gina Pareno) on June 20; and Mayohan (directed by Dan Villegas and starring Lovi Poe) on June 27.
Finally, on July 4, comes Bwakaw (directed by Jun Lana and starring Eddie Garcia).
INDIE KALIBRE airs every Saturday night at 10:15 PM from May 9 to July 4 only on GMA News TV.
Thy Womb, Barber's Tales and other noteworthy indie films to be aired on GMA News TV starting May 9
by posted on May 7, 2015