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