WHAT'S SYOWING THIS WEEK?

SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
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[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What's Opening This Week

Nothing much on what is new on Iloilo's silver screens this week. We can only highlight the Ilonggo Films that will be screened at the FDCP Cinematheque this weekend; the CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines' Cinematheque Iloilo presents "Pag+uo" a screening of Ilonggo Films that are appropriate for this solemn season. We will be talking more about that on tomorrow's edition of my column. So far, there are only two new on the mainstream theaters.

Lion
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. This highly acclaimed biographical film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, is based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. It received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also received five nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Snap Impression: All its awards speak for itself. This is definitely worth checking out.

Going in Style
When the company they worked for is bought out, their pensions become a casualty of the restructuring. Inspired by a bank robbery one of them witnesses, three seniors decide to take back what is rightfully owed them from the bank holding the company's pension funds. This remake of the 1979 film of the same name is directed by Zach Braff and written by Theodore Melfi, the film stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon and Ann-Margret. Snap Impression: This looks like fun; Caine, Freeman, and Arkin all look like they have great comedic chemistry. I think it's worth checking out.

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