3-Cents Worth: Dogma (1999)

Mercilessly satirical, Dogma serves as a kick on contemporary dogmatism where faithfuls are often trapped in religious idolatry for reasons sometimes beyond human comprehension. With Catholicism at its core, the film explores Biblical prophecies as the characters grapple with loopholes in a bid to change everything we know about God and religion. The film toggles somewhere in between between “theological rigidity and secular reality”, where most of us are probably situated.

— Invictus

3-Cents Worth: The Ides of March (2011)

Politics 101, from Stephen Meyers to Mike Morris (Ryan Gosling and George Clooney): “You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can’t f*ck the interns. They get you for that.” Actually, this is the whole point of the Ides of March: “you can’t f*ck the interns”…

— M.L.


Films for the Faithful

Vivo Jovenes Filipinos (Mabuhi ang Kabatan-onang Pilipinhon) with the Evangelization Office, Archdiocese of Cebu and SM City Cebu will hold a series of film screenings to help raise funds to support forty-five Missionaries for Evangelization who will join World Youth Day 2011 on August 16 to 21 in Madrid, Spain.

The screenings are to be held at SM City Cebu Cinema 7 on on July 23, 24, 30, 31 and August 6, 2011. (Note: Schedules may change without notice)

Three independent filmmakers, whose films took part in the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, were kind to share their films for these screenings, the proceeds of which will go for World Youth Day 2011 delegates: few of whom are poor but deserving youth leaders from different areas in Mindanao while the rest are students and youth leaders from Luzon, Visayas, Metro Davao, Metro Cebu and the Greater Manila Area.

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A Sporty Summer at Cebu’s SRP

A multi-sporting event backed up by the Cebu City government, the 2011 Cebu Fest will feature close to 30 sport events this May 14 to 21, 2011 at the South Road Properties (SRP).

Among the 30 sports events to be featured are motocross, dance sport, baseball, softball, flag football, beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee, boxing, mixed martial arts, kitesurfing, windsurfing, off-road challenge, touch rugby, running, kayaking, chess, sky diving, duathlon, wakeboarding, jetski, RC racing, taekwondo, sports climbing, and airsoft.

Free clinics will be held to allow those who want to learn the new sports.

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Guy Maddin’s Saddest Music in the World@Cinephile Night, 2/24

The Saddest Music in the World(2003, Canada, 99 minutes), a film directed by Canadian screenwriter/director Guy Maddin, will have a FREE screening at the Tioseco-Bohinc Film Archive, Mactan this Febuary 23, Thursday, 730 PM.

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