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last updated : September 19, 2000

This site was made for the sole purpose of helping movie buffs find places to watch alternative movies (foreign, independent, experimental, etc.) in Metro Manila.

ALTERNATIVE MOVIE THEATERS

UP FILM CENTER

At the UP Film Center you can watch all sorts of film on the big screen (sometimes for free and sometimes you have to pay). You can also, I think, watch whatever they have on video in their film library. Plus you can also get e-mails about what is showing on their big screen on a monthly basis.

Tel. 9263640

CCP

At the CCP you can watch whatever they have in their video library (I would think lotsa Filipino movies) for a minimal library fee as long as you reserve in advance.

Tel 8321125 (ask for the Film Department)

ALTERNATIVE MOVIE VENUES

BIG SKY MIND
They show movies. You can e-mail them for a sched. They are located at 66B Dona Juana Rodriguez St.(formerly Broadway), New Manila, Quezon City. It is located in front of the closed McDonalds on E. Rodriguez. Tel. 414.74.51 or e-mail at big_sky_mind@hotmail.com.

ORO CAFÉ
They've got movie nite on Wednesday nite. Located somewhere on Kamias, I think.

LAVA LOUNGE
I think they show movies on Thursday nite. They are located across Don Bosco on Pasong Tamo in Makati near where ABG's used to be.

BRASH YOUNG CINEMA
Soon to open at an undisclosed location.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES
For Spanish movies

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
For French movies

FR. NICK'S MOVIE LIBRARY
A very nice library of old movies with viewing rooms in Ateneo de Manila University Comm Department

MAINSTREAM MOVIE WEBSITES

LOCALVIBE.COM
For me, the best website for mainstream movies in Metro Manila.

GLORIETTA 4 CINEMAS
If you wanna go straight to the source

PLANETGIMMICK.COM
Another website for movies showing in Metro Manila

LEGMANILA.COM
Yet another website

FILM FESTIVALS

CINEMANILA FILM FESTIVAL
Held sometime around July a great time to watch foreign films and meet independent filmmakers.

METRO MANILA FILM FEST
For the more mainstream Filipino movies, held in December after Christmas.

MOVIE MAGAZINES

PELIKULA
Sponsored by Louie's THX, a noble effort to improve filmmaking in the Philippines.

ALTERNATIVE MOVIE THEATERS AND VENUES ABROAD

When abroad it is always good to get weekly city guide magazines like TIME OUT to find out what movies are showing. It is also important to find out if the movie is subtitled in English if you are in a non-English speaking land.

NEW YORK CITY

In New York there are literally tons of alternative movie theaters.

First check out the NYTODAY website which for me was the best website in New York City for movies.

Then check out the following for even more info VILLAGE VOICE and TIME OUT New York City for more movie scheds. Time Out can also be bought at newsstands and the Village Voice can be found for free at some street corners and stores in New York.

Also in New York they have these two websites called URBANFETCH.COM and KOZMO.COM that will deliver any video to your place in under an hour. Surprisingly (or maybe not) they have a very deep and diverse selection of even non-mainstream films. So if you use these websites you can almost get to watch any movie you want in the comfort of your own home!

And also check out the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), where you can watch any movie you want as long as you reserve in advance. So it is a good idea that when you arrive in New York, to call the MOMA right away and reserve so that you can watch movies. The MOMA considers film to be an art form so I guess they should have a very diverse library of movies.

Plus you must check out the NYU-Tisch Film School, the bluest of the blue, film school of america. They also have screenings of student works and other works.

So I guess this should apply to every city. Check out the movie theaters, museums, universities, websites and magazines to find out how and where you can find alternative movies.

MOWELFUND

The best filmmaking school in the Philippines, Mowelfund teaches around thirty people a year the basics of filmmaking for around ten thousand bucks. But with that you get one month of lectures, five months of filmmaking experience plus the expertise of top film practicioners of the Philippines. Mowelfund provides the film, equipment and cameras at no extra charge. But what Mowelfund provides even more is the opportunity to hobnob with the country's best directors. Mowelfund launched the career of Raymond Red (Cannes Film Festival Winner) and up and coming directors Robert Quebral (Picha Pie MTV of Parokya ni Edgar, Kitakits sa McDo commercial) and Oreaus (Huling El Bimbo MTV for the Eraserheads). For people wanting to break into filmmaking, Mowelfund is a great place to start!

LINKS

IMDB.COM

The ultimate movie website!

ADCRITIC.COM

The coolest commercials website!

PROPAGANDA FILMS

The birthplace of Michael Bay (Bad Boys, The Rock), Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), David Fincher (Fight Club, Alien 3), Simon West (Con Air), Dominic Sena (Gone in Sixty Seconds) and the up and coming John Moore, director of the totally awesome Sega Dreamcast Thief commercial! Gedamit! What an elite bunch-a directors! Just wait awhile while you dowload this site because it takes long but it is worth it.

CINESCAPE.COM

The place to find the buzz on up and coming movies.

AINT-IT-COOL-NEWS.COM

For more movie stuff.

DISCLAIMER

The "I Think" Disclaimer means I am not entirely sure about the information I put down so further personal verification is needed from the side of the reader. =)