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Koji Arsua (The Philippine Star) - December 20, 2014 - 12:00am

Relive ‘Ang Nawawala’with the new DVD

MANILA, Philippines - Few independent films quickly achieve cult status, but Ang Nawawala, the 2012 Cinemalaya entry that doubled as a love letter to the indie music scene, is an exception. Directed by Marie Jamora, the film focuses on a young man who refuses to speak as he comes to terms with himself, his twin brother’s death, the crumbling dynamics of his family, and his first shot at love. Its impact is still clearly felt today, because people are buzzing about the DVD launch happening tomorrow at 3 p.m. for “Brixton Block Party: Christmas Edition Kabuhayan Showcase” at Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig. Aside from the much-awaited DVD launch, the event will have a sale at Heima, a film screening with live commentary, a mini-bazaar, and performances by Ang Bandang Shirley, Tarsius, Flying Ipis, Mikey Amistoso + Jazz Nicolas, B.P. Valenzuela, Ourselves the Elves, Plant A Tree, and CRWN, as well as a vinyl DJ set by 2 Many Cooks, or Direk Marie and Ramon de Veyra.

 

See the Cesar Legaspi retro

It’s great to see the young art scene flourishing and being supported, but every now and then, we must bow down to a master. The Ayala Museum is giving us this opportunity with “Cesar Legaspi: The Brave Modern,” a retrospective of the Philippine master of Cubism and National Artist, on display until April 26. Legaspi made a name for himself in the ‘50s with his geometric paintings featuring social commentary on beggars and laborers at the time. Since then, his works have been exhibited around the world, from Rome to São Paolo and London. He was taught by Victorio Edades, Father of Modern Art, and was part of a group called the Thirteen Moderns, who paved the way for the kind of art we see today. If there’s a group of people we need to thank for today’s burst of creativity, Cesar Legaspi is high on that list. Bow down.

ANG BANDANG SHIRLEY ANG NAWAWALA AYALA MUSEUM BRAVE MODERN BRIXTON BLOCK PARTY BRIXTON STREET CESAR LEGASPI CHRISTMAS EDITION KABUHAYAN SHOWCASE CUBISM AND NATIONAL ARTIST DIREK MARIE AND RAMON
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