By Allan Policarpio
Docu on Arnel Pineda wins in Palm Springs Ramona Diaz’s documentary on Arnel Pineda, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” won the audience award at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival held in California from Jan. 3 to 14. The docu chronicles Pineda’s rise from YouTube sensation to frontman of US rock band Journey. [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
As Jose Maria Fons Guardiola, Instituto Cervantes deputy for cultural affairs, put it: “Silent films were never [really] silent.” In the early days of cinema, Guardiola said, screenings of silent movies were almost always a raucous affair. “There was a pianist accompanying the film. People were cheering and clapping while watching.”