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[ ALTERNATIVE MOVIE THEATERS
in the Philippines

[ ALTERNATIVE MOVIE VENUES
not theaters, but just venues, if you know what I'm saying
UP FILM CENTER
www.upd.edu.ph/~film_ctr
or upfilmcenter.bizhosting.com

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. It is located at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Manila.

Address: Magsaysay Avenue, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel: (632) 926.3640 Fax: (632) 926.2722
Mailing list: cinemalibre-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
e-mail: upfc@yahoo.com

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY
Yay! My alma mater is finally showing movies! The Ateneo Communications Department faculty Marc Escaler and Andrew Ty show movies for free every Thursday at 5 PM. Join their mailing list for skeds.

Address:Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road(C-5), Quezon City
Tel: 426.6001 local 5210
Mailing list: kinoscreenings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

also, there is:
FR. NICK'S MOVIE LIBRARY
A very nice library of old movies with viewing rooms also in Ateneo de Manila University's Communications Department.

BEHIND THE MANILA FILM CENTER
Every full moon, the CCP shows films behind the haunted Manila Film Center. So for those of you who don't keep track of the regular lunar calendar. Please call CCP instead to make sure.

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
www.alliance.ph

Its new, its nice, and I've been there and it rocks! It is VERY supportive of Filipino independent film and I wish I had the money to build my own Alliance! hehehe. It's on Reposo Street (now known yata as Nicanor Garcia) somewhere behind San Miguel Village. When on its website click on Video Club to find out its schedule of French movies which it screens every Wednesday at 8 PM.

Address: 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel Air II, 1200 Makati City
Tel: 8957585 / 8957441 / 8101981 to 87
Fax: 8993654
e-mail: info@alliance.ph


BIG SKY MIND

They're an art gallery/bar that shows movies. E-mail them for a schedule.

Address: 66-B Dona Juana Rodriguez St.(formerly Broadway), New Manila, Quezon City. (located in front of the closed-down McDonalds along E. Rodriguez Ave.)
Tel: 414.74.51
E-mail: big_sky_mind@hotmail.com


INSOMNIA BAR
In Malate, on Julio Nakpil Street, is the famous Insomnia Bar, which now shows indies, Tuesday's at 9PM.

CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (CCP)
website:

At the CCP they have film screenings every so often in their theaters. Plus 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.

Address: Corner of Roxas Boulevard and Quirino Avenue, Manila.
Tel: 8321125 up to 39 (ask for the Film Department)

SANCTUM

A cozy bar which holds regular poetry readings, musical performances, and movie screenings. The place is gorgeous, with old wooden furniture, whimsical art on the wall, bright red, yellow and blue sofas. Plus, it's situated in one of the chambers of the Intramuros walls. It is very artsy but also proves that artsy doesn't mean having to look rundown. It reminds me of what Insomnia used to before it became TOO popular. A great place to go if you want some quality time with your significant other. Come to think of it, I shouldn't even tell you where it is, hehehe =)

Address: Chamber 9, Puerta Isabella II, Muralla Street, Intramuros, Manila

PCIBANK TOWER

website: www.equitable.com.ph

At the PCIBANK tower, they have a small movie theater that shows international films once in awhile. Or at least every time there is a film festival.

Address: Equitable PCI Bank Bldg., Tower I Makati Ave., cor. H. V. Dela Costa St., 1227 Makati City
Tel: 817.7330 / 891.2495 loc. 7851 / 817.7330 loc 7909 /
894.1871 loc. 7970-72

TITUS BRANDSMA CENTER
Story has it a Dutch priest loved movies and thus collected a lot of them and when he left, he left his whole collection to this convent (which is also the only place left in the Philippines that has all Latin masses). And so once in awhile they hold screenings here. I haven't been able to go yet but I have heard its a nice place.

Address: 24 Acacia Street, New Manila, Quezon City (it's somewhere near Mowelfund)
Tel: 7218677 or 7267763 (look for Weng or Jofti)
Email: tbcmedia@csi.com.ph.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES

website:

This is the center for all things Spanish. It's somewhere near St. Scholastica's College, and College of St.Benilde in Manila. Go here for Spanish movies, I think they screen every Tuesday.

Address: 2515 Leon Guinto Cor. Estrada Sts., 1004 Malate, Manila
Tel: 526.1482 to 85
Fax: 5261449


RICKY LEE'S HOUSE
One of the most famous screenplay writers in the Philippine with over 100 of his scripts produced, Ricky Lee always holds workshops for scriptwriters. And if you really become his friend, you can watch movies in his house where he has a great library of movies and books. His house is somewhere in Xavierville near Ateneo. Sorry but I don't know the address or the phone. =)
 
BRASH YOUNG CINEMA
http://brashyoungcinema.tripod.com

And of course, there's us!
Just remember, its not a business, more of a commune, bring food, drinks, videos, or some money for the pot and just have a good time!

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[ MAINSTREAM MOVIE WEBSITES [ VIDEO RENTALS
GETASIA.COM.PH
Movies showing in Manila

GLORIETTA 4 CINEMAS
If you wanna go straight to the source

PINOYCENTRAL.COM
Another website for movies showing in Metro Manila

PLANETGIMMICK.COM
Another website for movies showing in Metro Manila

LEGMANILA.COM
Yet another website

PINOY.TV
Not exactly a movie website, Pinoy.TV is one of the first independent webcasters of the Philippines. A great place to send your video work on the net.
These are your best bets at finding art films in regular movie theaters.

GLORIETTA 4 CINEMA 4 ART FILM

MEGAMALL PREVIEW STUDIO

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA CINEMAS

VIDEO TAKEOUT
Where every true cinema buff can borrow hard-to-find lasers in Manila. So far this is the best collection of movies I have seen here in Metro Manila and people say this is the best I will ever find. There is one located at Makati Cinema Square and another one in Ortigas Center.

TECH CENTRAL
Located one floor above Video Takeout in Makati Cinema Square. What is fantastic in this place is that it is complete in the DVD's I want to watch! And they rent it out! It's got all the good Jet Li's! The complete first season of Sopranos. DVD boxset of Bruce Lee. James Bond. The best of Saturday Nite Live. Amazing!

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[ FILM FESTIVALS [ MOVIE MAGAZINES [ FILM SCHOOL
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.

PELIKULA AT LIPUNAN
Held in January by Mowelfund where hopefully the film I edited should come out

CINE EUROPA
Held in October, get to see great European films at the price of... well actually, for free!

HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL
The nearest kick-ass film festival to the Philippines, The Hong Kong Film Festival ranks with the Toronto, Cannes and Sundance. And since Chinese movies are taking the world by storm this year, the festival should be a doozy.

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

SUNDAY INQUIRER MAGAZINE
At the backpage of the Sunday Magazine of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, you will find some of the films showing Metro Manila that week.

WHATS ON-EXPAT
Sometimes you will find film listings in this weekly free newspaper found at convenient locations frequented by foreigners.

VILLAGE VOICE
Sometimes you will find film listings of the week in this free newspaper found at convenient locations or delivered directly to you if you're lucky.

Inside is collected info on:

MOWELFUND
UNIVERSITY of the PHILS., Diliman
BEIJING FILM ACADEMY
USC - University of Southern California Film School

NYU - New York University
LONDON FILM SCHOOL
SYDNEY
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
SAM SPIEGEL -- ISRAEL
WELESEYAN
AUSTIN, TEXAS

 


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[ 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:, 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.

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[ OTHER INTERESTING LINKS

IMDB.COM
The ultimate movie website! If there were a movie god, this would be his website, hehehe

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
Legendary website about movie rumors and news.

JBFILMS.COM
Jerry Bruckheimer's website!

FILMLINC.COM
The website of the Film Societ of the Lincoln Center in New York. Check out the Film Comment Magazine. These guys may be snobby but according to aintitcool.com, they're getting first dibs to see a preview of The Lord of The Rings! Bastards! hehehe.

EMPIRE eonline
The number one UK movie magazine. I think they also used to print Neon, which I liked even more, but I can't seem to find anymore, maybe they are gone?

FILMTHREAT.COM
What I think is the biggest indie movie magazine in America.

NEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND
My friend JJ has just put up this site about his views on the world and his various endeavours at putting up alternative movie screenings in Manila.

ACIDPIT (temporarily down)
The new look of our little website was concocted by Lionel Valdellon, aka ACID42. Check out his site for his techno music, his graphic novels, a journal and a collection of pics and interviews with Pinay celebrities.

ANIMEDIA100.com
A really good anime website, its like a Brash Young Cinema website for anime. It even has complete tv schedules of anime on Philippine cable and tv networks!

FILIPINAS LIBRARY.org.ph
The website of the Filipinas Heritage Library. Its a library and an art space here in Makati, right in front of the Peninsula hotel on Makati Avenue. They show movies here occasionally.

www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com
one day, one day =)


PINOYDVD.COM
A website dedicated to all DVD afficionados in the Philippines! Due to our lack of access to art films and other good movies in the Philippines, DVD's are our best resource and this site makes finding such hard-to-find movies on DVD simpler. If you want to list all your DVD's go to dvdtracker.com and dvdaficionado.com for easy DVD listing.


Now Playing in All Regions


ROTTEN TOMATOES.COM
Agreat site, go to the upcoming movies section, very informative and nicely organized

CRITERIONCO.COM
The best artfilms on DVD

MIRAMAX
The website of the god-production company Miramax. Harvey Weinstein is a god, he has an eye for profitable art and indie films.

DIMENSION FILMS
The even more indie distributor of indie group Miramax.

LIONS GATE FILMS
The even more indie distributor that would distribute films that even Miramax and Dimension don't have the stomach to distribute. And would you believe, they are Canadian?

ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT
Another god indie/art film producer

MERCHANT IVORY
The website of god art film producer Merchant Ivory Productions

BOX OFFICE REPORT
For the movie producer in you, this website gives you how much each movie has ever made and how much it took to make em. I dunno, but this site brings a tear to my eye, seeing how much money they make, and how easy it seems to make it!

Aronofksy.tripod.com
Note the deliberate wrong spelling, this director seems to be in line to direct all the great Frank Miller's comics/graphic novels.

www.village.com.au
Ever heard of Village Roadshow?

www.segway.com
It's not everyday that you come across a life-changing invention.

www.indiewire.com
A good website that covers indie movie material

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[ EMAIL LISTS
My frequent perusals of the internet have help me dig up more egroups that are really interesting for all of us independent filmmakers.

filmthreat@yahoogroups.com
i just discovered it, its seems to be the biggest indie magazine in the world and they send you free articles by e-mail every week!

filmdestroyer@yahoogroups.com
moderated by Ramon De Veyra, gives you an inside look at who I think are the coolest group of filmmaker the Ateneo has produced

kinoscreenings@yahoogroups.com
moderated by Andrew Ty, this is virtual version of the Ateneo cinelover club formed by Marc Escaler, Andrew Ty and, of course, Fr. Nick Cruz, S.J.

cinemalibre@yahoogroups.com
the mailing list of the UP Film Center and one of my favorite mailing lists coz they really provide a lot of information on the Filipino film scene.

noelmoviereviews@yahoogroups.com
One of the most prolific movie reviewers I know personally and locally, Noel's knowledge of movies will astound you! Get his sometimes even more than weekly movie reviews by subscribing to this egroup.

sineklab@yahoogroups.com
sknews@yahoogroups.com
skmindanao@yahoogroups.com

the CCP filmlovers club, I still haven't been able to meet up with this group but I want to soon.

freefest@yahoogroups.com
I found out that this yahoogroup is the most active of the sineklab-CCP yahoogroups. Disregard the others, this one is the best one!

and, of course...

brashyoungcinema@yahoogroups.com and
brashyoungcinema_forum@yahoogroups.com




if you know of any other good ones out there, e-mail me, so that I can add 'em

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[ WHERE TO GET DVDS

ASTROVISION
Just got this from pinoydvd.com, the best place to find DVD's in Metro Manila is ASTROVISION! And so here are the addresses and the contact numbers of all their branches. Here's the list of branches and phone numbers of Astrovision (from the plastic bag):

  • Virra Mall D-13 Langka Lane, Virra Mall 2nd Floor, Greenhills, San Juan Tel. Nos. 721-4985 721-4986 725-0777 Fax 726-1927
  • Farmers New Plaza Lower Ground Floor, Unit 31, Cubao, Quezon City Tel. No. 911-1511
  • SM City Ground Floor, SM City Main Bldg., North Avenue cor Edsa QC Tel Nos. 920-1531 920-1542 Fax 928-3350
  • SM Megamall Bldg.A 3rd Level, Edsa cor Julia Vargas, Mandaluyong, MM Tel. Nos. 633-1793 633-1731 633-5067 Fax 633-1707
  • SM Centerpoint Ground Floor, Aurora Blvd., Sta. Mesa, M.M. Tel Nos. 716-1544 716-1545 Fax 715-0532
  • SM City Cebu 3rd Level, Reclamation Area, SM City Cebu Tel No. (032) 232-1657 (032) 232-6911
  • SM Southmall Ground Floor, Zapote Rd., Las Pinas, M.M. Tel. Nos. 800-0605 800-0607 Fax 800-0606
  • SM City Bacoor Upper Ground Floor, Terona cor Aguinaldo Highway Bacoor, Cavite Tel No. (048) 970-5322
  • SM City Fairview Upper Ground Floor, Quirino Highway cor. Regalado Avenue, Fairview, QC Tel. No. 417-6580
  • SM City Fairview 2 2nd Floor, Quirino Highway cor. Regalado Avenue, Fairview, QC Tel No. 417-9554
  • Robinsons Ortigas 3rd Level, Expansion Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Cor. Edsa Tel No. 636-3173
  • Robinsons Place Manila 3rd Level, M. Adriatico St., Ermita Manila Tel. Nos. 536-3228 526-5091
  • Robinsons Place Imus Upper Ground Floor, E. Aguinaldo Highway, Imus Cavite Tel Nos. (044) 471-8282 471-8283
  • Robinsons Place Bacolod Ground Floor, Lacson Street, Bacolod City Tel No. (034) 441-0587
  • Sta. Lucia East Grandmall 2nd Level, Phase III, Marcos Highway cor. Felix Avenue, Cainta Rizal Tel. No. 681-5225

ADVENTURE VIDEOS
DVD and VHS rentals in Pasig
www.adventure-videos.com
This place is getting good reviews for where to get DVD's in Pasig. they even deliver the DVD's to you by motorcycle! Now if only someone would do that in Makati. (hint, hint) =)

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