The National Commission for Culture and the Arts’s Gallery currently features two exhibition in line with the nationwide celebration of the National Heritage Month in May
The first is Danny Dolor’s Alitaptap Kikilapkilap The First Golden Years of Philippine Cinema (1936-1941) features old posters of movies from the year 1936 to 1941.
Dolor’s collection highlights the six glorious years of filmmaking which saw the merging of great stars, directors, producers, writers, composers and other artists and craftsmen who collaborated in making remarkable movies influenced by Hollywood films as Philippines is an American colony at the time.
The exhibit is a follow-up to The Golden Years: Memorable Tagalog Movie Ads 1946-1956 exhibited in at the Ayala Museum in 1993 and SM Megamall Arts Center in 1994. The collections featured in the 1993 and 1994 exhibits were made into a book also published in 1994.
A screening of Ibong Adarna and Pakiusap, two of the four remaining films that survived the post war era, were hosted at the NCCA Leandro Locsin Auditorium on May 11 and 12.
To deviate from the old feel of the pre-war cinema is a new spirit brought about by the Istorya ti Luplupa exhibit which features multimedia works created during various art & crafts workshops by students, teachers and volunteers from Kalinga to Manila.
Curated by Alma Quinto, Istorya ti Luplupa is inspired by the stories about a village in Tinglayan Kalinga. The exhibit was made possible thtough the Cordillera Green Network, an NGO calling to address environmental issues not just in Cordillera but in other parts of the country as well.
NCCA OIC Executive Director Adelina Suemith, reiterated in her remarks that the NCCA is mandated to promote arts and culture through skills training and encouraged various NGOs and art groups to conduct workshops for the youth especially for children of different communities.
For more information on the line-up of activities of the NCCA Gallery, you may contact Mimi Santos or Bryan Llapitan through numbers, 527-2192 loc 308.