Cinema '76 Brings Local Films to BGC This August

Catch films like Smaller and Smaller Circles and Sunday Beauty Queen!

( Microcinemas are a great way to catch up on local titles that wouldn't usually get a chance in mall theaters. Aside from the great selection of movies you can watch, it can also give you that much-needed break from packed malls and crowded cinemas. There's Black Maria Cinema in Mandaluyong and Cinema Centenario in Maginhawa. Cinema '76, meanwhile, has branches in Anonas and San Juan, but this month they're bringing local films closer to BGC: they're screening films from TBA Studios at Fully Booked U-View on August 1623, and 30.

The microcinema made the announcement on their Facebook page:


TBA Studios has produced films like Jerrold Tarog's  Heneral Luna and Goyo, JP Habac's rom-com I'm Drunk, I Love You, and Mikhail Red's Birdshot. Here are the three TBA Studios films you can watch in Fully Booked's basement cinema on August.

Smaller and Smaller Circles (2017)

Based on the novel of the same name by F.H. Batacan, the crime thriller focuses on a Payatas serial killer who dumps the dead bodies of two boys, putting two Jesuit priests on the hunt for the truth. The Raya Martin-directed film stars Ricky Davao, Bembol Roco, Christopher De Leon, Sid Lucero, Nonie Buencamino, and Carla Humphries.

Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo (2016)

10-year-old Meng, played by Nafa Cruz, has always loved playing patintero but keeps losing and so the neighborhood kids have given her the title of patalo, or loser. Against all odds, she assembles a team of underdogs to beat the high-school team in a game of patintero in order to reclaim their sari-sari store territory. Mihk Vergara directed the film.

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Sunday Beauty Queen (2016)

Highlighting the struggle of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong, the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival entry shows how Filipinos working abroad make the most of their Sunday breaks: by mounting a beauty pageant. Documenting the preparations, the struggles, and triumphs of the pageant, this film from Baby Ruth Villarama paints a different picture of Hong Kong.

Tickets are priced at P150 per screening and may be purchased at the venue during the screening dates.

Fully Booked U-View is at G/F Fully Booked, B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. For more information, check Cinema '76's Facebook page.

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