Bagets, Badings & Bomba… Oh My!
“Mom? Does Burlesk Queen have the same super powers as Darna?” – me at 8 years old.
My parents used to own a convenience store. Convenience meaning: bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby cologne, banana ketchup, eggs marked TREAT, door-to-door balikbayan box services & yes, Filipino movie rentals on VHS… & betamax.
Back in grade school, I’d spend my entire summer holidays sneaking peeks at our BOMBA movie collection… while learning how to work a cash register, of course. It was then that I discovered my love for, ahem… Philippine Cinema.
I know there’s much more to Philippine Cinema than just BOMBA, but I also wonder what would Philippine Cinema be without it? With that said, I’m certainly looking forward to tomorrows Critical History Workshop! Len Cervantes will be escorting us into the world of Philippine POP CULTURE through the eyes of Filipino Cinema. You don’t want to miss this fun ride down nostalgia lane!
Here’s a listing of the clips Len will be highlighting tomorrow night along with our very special GUESTS: Aga Muhlach, Sharon Cuneta, Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz, William Martinez, John Lloyd Cruz, Assunta De Rossi, Eddie Garcia, Joey De Leon, Albert Martinez, Alma Moreno, Sandy Andolong, VST & Company, Manuel Conde, Tita Duran, Vilma Santos, Philip Salvador, Hilda Koronel, Rio Locsin, Rene Requiestas, the Bagets, the Jologs, Fernando Poe Jr,, Joseph Estrada and… John Wayne.
BAGETS (1984) BACK TO BATAAN (1945) SA ISANG SULYAP MO, TITA (1953) SATUR (1951) DARNA (2009) JOLOGS (2002) DARNA AND THE PLANET WOMEN (1973) ZAMBOANGA (1936) GUY AND PIP (1971) GERON BUSABOS: ANG BATANG QUIAPO (1964) BURLESK QUEEN (1977) BOMBA STAR (1980)
TEMPTATION ISLAND (1980) SHAME (1983) TUBOG SA GINTO (1971) KARNAL (1983) VIRGIN FOREST (1985) SCORPIO NIGHTS 2 (1999) HIMALA (1982) SWING IT BABY (1978) BUKAS LULUHOD ANG MGA TALA (1984) ALYAS BATMAN EN ROBIN (1983) MANILA BY NIGHT (1983) BATCH 81 (1982) CRYING LADIES (2003) DUBAI (2005)
We’ll watch a scene from ‘Batang Quiapo’ – and see why it’s not hard to believe that Erap got enough votes to be President. Was the Bomba film the precursor to a sexual revolution or the other way around – did it cause one? Let’s talk about why there’s always a bakla in every movie – and why it’s cool to be gay in the Philippines.
We’ll discuss these topics & much more TOMORROW Thursday Nov 19 @ 7pm. PWYC. 167 Augusta. (See event for more details. Every Thursday!)
See you there!