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Cinemalaya 9 unveils opening, closing films

Lorna Tolentino talks with Edita Burgos, widow of freedom fighter-journalist Jun Burgos and mother of missing activist-farmer Jonas Burgos. Tolentino plays Edita in Joel Lamangan’s “Burgos”. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines—The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, now on its ninth year, has chosen its opening and closing films, according to festival director Chris Millado.

The opening film is Baby Ruth Villarama-Gutierrez’s documentary “Jazz in Love,” which tells the story a Filipino gay man who waits for the arrival of his German boyfriend.

The closing film is Joel Lamangan’s “Burgos,” which top-bills Lorna Tolentino as Edita, crusading mother of missing activist Jonas.


The indie festival will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from July 26 to Aug. 4—with satellite venues at Greenbelt 3, TriNoma and Alabang Town Center.

Originally posted: July 9, 2013 | 4:17 pm

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TAGS: Chris Millado, Cinemalaya, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Jazz in Love, Joel Lamangan, Lorna Tolentino
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