Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC), in partnership with ABS-CBN Film Archives, will hold a free screening of the award-winning film, Dekada ’70 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power.
QCFDC is the local film council of Quezon City that was created by Mayor Herbert Bautista in 2006. The commission is best known for organizing the Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) and for providing grants to up-and-coming filmmakers in the country. Headed by film luminary Ed Lejano, QCFDC seeks to make the city a top destination for artistic endeavors.
The special showing will be held on February 24 at the newly constructed QCX Museum Mini Theater. Screening schedules are 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dekada ‘70 is a 2002 drama film directed by Chito Roño that won the Gawad Urian Best Picture a year after its release. Years later, ABS-CBN Film Archives digitally re-mastered the film, further solidifying its position in film history.
A star-studded film, its cast includes “Star for All Seasons” Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Piolo Pascual, Marvin Agustin, Kris Aquino, Tirso Cruz 3rd, Carlos Agassi, and Danilo Barrios.
Based on the novel written by celebrated author Lualhati Bautista, the movie gives a glimpse into the life of a middle-class family living under the Martial Law. Julian (Christopher De Leon) and Amanda (Vilma Santos) were seen parenting their sons during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.
The family’s tranquil life was shaken when most of their sons started to participate in various forms of activism. After the family suffered from militant violence, Amanda decided it was time to take up arms and to leave her apolitical outlook behind.
Aside from the Mini Theater that can seat at least 100 people, QCX Museum is also home to interactive galleries, conference rooms, and rooftop events spaces.
It is located at R-7, Diliman, Quezon City, near the entrance facing Commonwealth.