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Brocka classic is as relevant as ever

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KORONEL and Roco (right) topbill “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag.”

We’re happy to announce that, after Ishmael Bernal’s “Himala” and Peque Gallaga’s “Oro Plata Mata,” film buffs will get a chance to watch Lino Brocka’s exceptional 1975 drama, “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag,” next month—when its gorgeously restored version will be screened in local theaters.

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Scorsese, De Leon team up to save Brocka’s ‘Maynila’

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Indeed, it will take a global village to save “Maynila.” The restoration of Lino Brocka’s 1975 film “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” has found a surprise benefactor from across the globe: Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation (WCF) has taken a keen interest in the preservation project.

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