Nick DeocampoTo commemorate Dr. Jose Rizal’s birth month, the museum, in cooperation with Anvil Publishing, will hold the talk of Nick Deocampo, director of the Center for New Cinema, on June 30, 2012, 2-4 p.m.
“Rizal, Cinema and the Filipino Nation” will touch on the beginnings of Philippine cinema as signaled by the first feature film on Rizal and how the history of local cinema has been further enriched by films about him and his works. It will also ask viewers of these films— and other future films on Rizal—to compare the sense of nation and identity that Rizal’s works and these films sought to establish with current views. Fee of P300 includes the book “SineGabay” by Deocampo.
Deo-campo is a prize-winning film maker, author, film teacher and film historian. Three of his books on cinema received National Book Awards. An international scholar and writer, his articles have been published in important publications here and abroad. Deocampo has taught at De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University, and is presently teaching at UP.
The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, call Fanny at 635-9545.