Screening of “Badlis sa Kinabuhi” to kick off confab on Cebuano cinema


A rare screening of the 1969 Cebuano film Badlis sa Kinabuhi on February 28, 2014, 5:00 pm, at the Casa Gorordo Museum will launch the 2nd Cebuano Cinema Conference that will be held on March 1, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center in Lopez Jaena Street. 

Sponsored by the University of San Carlos Graduate School Cinema Studies Program in cooperation with the Cebuano Studies Center, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Casa Gorordo Museum, and the Cebu Provincial Government, the conference will feature presentations of research on various topics on Cebuano cinema and will end with a screening of the 1974 film Aliyana directed by Eugene Labella. A short open forum follows the screening with Jojo Labella speaking about the film.

The screening of Badlis sa Kinabuhi, which stars Cebuano stars Gloria Sevilla and Mat Ranillo, Jr., will be free and open to the public. It will be held picnic-style at the garden of Casa Gorordo Musem so those interested to come are advised to bring their own mat, portable seat, and umbrella.

A short open forum about the film with Suzette Ranillo, daughter of Gloria Sevilla and Mat Ranillo, Jr., will follow after the screening.

Registration fee for the conference on March 1 will be at P100 for students with ID and P200 for non-students.

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