Because of the astounding success of the recently concluded Cinemalaya 2011, a group of film enthusiasts calling themselves Association of Moviegoers (ASSMO) decided to stage another film fest just for this month of September. Thirteen films are participating in this event. Aside from the ten regular films, there would be two historical biopics and another one featuring international celebrities, too. All movies will be shown in cinemas nationwide, including Cubao’s Alta Cinema and Quiapo’s Ginto Theater.
PS: Last year, my list “The eight must-see films of 2010, starring Filipino politicians!!!” was included by Philippine Star’s Boo Chanco in his April 9, 2010 column.
To non-news buffs: You’ve been warned!
10. “Leaving on a Chopper”
– Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo
9. “Ang kay Koko ay kay Koko (hindi iyo!)”
– Sen. Koko Pimentel and ex- Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri
8. “Tama na, sobra na, ilibing na” – Ferdinand Marcos
7. ”Pampam si Mr. Ampaw” – Jeff Tamayo
5. “Dahil Sagot Kita: The Sequel”
– Negros Rep. Iggy Arroyo and Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo
4. “Los Excommunicados”
– Mideo Cruz, Carlos Celdran, and Dr. Esperanza Cabral
3. “Aso at Pusa”
– Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay and Palace talking head Ricky Carandang
2. “The Bachelor’s Journey” and “Single ako, type mo?”
– President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III
1. “In Sickness and in (Ill-gotten) Wealth”
– Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Mike Arroyo
Historical Bio-pic of the month:
“Magkaribal” – Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio
“Ako ang Nagsaing, Ikaw ang Kumain!” – Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo
Special international entry: