John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual Are Set to Read Himala's Script Live

Himala writer Ricky Lee will also be present!

( Classics from years past can stand the test of time and remain relevant even to this day. Some old Pinoy films—like Himala—have gone on to influence Philippine cinema in the years to come and serve as a lens through which we see our past as a nation. The Nora Aunor-starrer gave rise to the memorable line "Walang himala!" which was first heard during the film's release in 1982. Thirty-eight years later, John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual are revisiting the film by live-reading its script on Gabi Ng Himala: Mga Awit at Kwento, an online fundraising event which will stream on ABS-CBN Film Restoration’s Facebook page on April 21, 8 p.m.

Aside from script reading, Gabi Ng Himala will feature live musical performances and online discussions about the 1982 film. Cruz and Pascual are doing a live-read, and The Philippine Star reports that Aunor will be present as well. Himala writer Ricky Lee confirmed that he and Charo Santos-Concio will take part in a question-and-answer session for the livestream event.


The event is in partnership with Lockdown Cinema Club, the Ricky Lee Scriptwriting Workshop, and ABS-CBN’s Sagip Pelikula. It aims to raise funds for displaced film workers  as the community quarantine has halted production. You can watch for free, but viewers are encouraged to donate any amount they can. If you’re interested in making a donation, you can find more info on Lockdown Cinema Club's Facebook page.

For more information, visit ABS-CBN Film Restoration’s Facebook page.

Main images from John Lloyd Cruz's Facebook page (left) and Piolo Pascual's Facebook page (right).

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