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Pinoy filmmaker to make docu on Fil-Am R&B icon

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Sugar Pie’s old record “Down in the Basement”

If all goes well, Kanakan-Balintagos’ (formerly known as Auraeus Solito) planned documentary should be a compelling one.

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‘Manny’ rolls with the punches

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PACQUIAO. His biopic is as insightful and entertaining as it is cautionary.

Why does Manny Pacquiao fight? The question is raised by narrator Liam Neeson in “Manny,” Leon Gast and Ryan Moore’s hard-hitting, Hollywood-produced documentary about the Philippines’ eight-division world boxing legend. The contrasting answers don’t always paint a pretty portrait, but they are nonetheless as insightful and entertaining as they’re cautionary.

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‘Jazz in Love’ in SF

Babyruth Villarama-Gutierrez’s documentary “Jazz in Love” is the only Filipino film in this year’s Center for Asian American Media Fest or CAAMFest, set in San Francisco on March 13-23

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Fil-Am director finds his dream in Pacquiao film ‘Manny’

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Filipino-American filmmaker Ryan Matthew Moore has always dreamed of honoring Filipino cinema. But having been born and raised in Southern California, his ideas for a dream project during his early years as a young filmmaker were vague at best.

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A ‘Jingle’ film: The docu as creative repetition

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JINGLE writer Jing Garcia is shown in the docu holding an album of The Clash

“What is the point of revisiting the past?” a philosophy teacher once asked in class. “Because by doing so,” he said, “one inevitably discovers something new.” Some call this creative repetition or, in Filipino, “mapaglikhang pag-uulit.” A good example is “Jingle Lang ang Pahina,” a documentary.

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Ex-Canada PM: New documentary better than ‘Argo’

Former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor of documentary "Our Man in Tehran" poses for a photo during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. AP/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan

A former Canadian prime minister says the real story of how a former Canadian ambassador protected Americans during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis is a “better story” than Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning picture “Argo.”

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Mixed emotions

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VALDES. Brings ’70s music to pulsating life. FILE PHOTO

Clearly on the positive side and vibe is the welcome news that Mitch Valdes’ latest fun-filled show, “Wow, Pare!,” will have a repeat run by eager-beaver popular request, at the Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan, on Aug. 30 and 31. Aside from dishing wittily and feistily about “dissa and data,” Mitch will bring ’70s music back to pulsating life.

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‘Jazz in Love’ goes to Busan

“JAZZ in Love”. FILE PHOTO

Baby Ruth Villarama-Gutierrez’s documentary “Jazz in Love” will compete in the Wide Angle section of the 18th Busan International Film Festival, (Oct. 3-12). The section features shorts, docus and animated films, fest director Lee Yong-kwan said in a letter to the producers. Bayani San Diego Jr.  

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TV channel to re-examine Kennedy killing

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In this November 1963 file photo, mourners leave flowers on the lawn near the Texas Book Depository after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. AP

Weeks before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination this fall, a TV network will take another look at the killing in a docudrama that suggests a Secret Service agent fired one of the bullets that felled Kennedy.

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Controversial docu nabs News/Docu Emmy nod

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MARTY Syjuco (left) and Michael Collins during the docu’s 2011  world premiere at the Tribeca festival in New York, where it won the Audience Award. RUBEN NEPALES

In their passion to shed light on what they believe is a case that reflects injustice—through their documentary “Give Up Tomorrow”—director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco have earned a prestigious Emmy Award nomination.

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Docu on controversial Cebu rape-murder case earns Emmy nod

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MARTY and Michael in Manila. JILL LEJANO

“Give Up Tomorrow,” Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco’s acclaimed documentary that examines the trial of Paco Larrañaga—one of the suspects in the kidnap-murder of students Joy and Jackie Chiong in Cebu, Philippines in 1997—as a microcosmic look at wrongful convictions and injustice, earned a nomination for best investigative journalism – long-form in the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards announced Thursday, July 11, in New York.

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Ex-US Special Operations Forces men battle rhino poachers in Animal Planet’s new series

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The population of rhinoceroses all over the world has depleted through the years, pushing them to the edge of extinction due to the widespread illegal hunting for their horns which are believed to cure a variety of ailments.

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