Lopez Arts Initiative spotlights restored classics in free film screeningsPASS the popcorn as the Lopez Arts Initiative (LAI) shows three classic films for free as part of the Fringe Festival this year. A combined effort of the Lopez Museum and Library, ABSCBN Film Archives and Ang Misyon, the film screening is the first project of the new initiative.
The LAI was established in late 2019 with the aspiration of designing meaningful collaborative programs to make culture and the arts more accessible to the public.
Fringe Festival, on the other hand, is part of a global network of independent art festivals that provides platforms to unique talents and perspectives.
The LAI’s first offering as a part of the festival is a lineup of notable Filipino classics: “Ibong Adarna” (1941), “Biyaya ng Lupa” (1959) and “Karnal” (1983). By presenting the newly restored films, the Lopez Arts Initiative and venue partner Pineapple Lab hope that the screenings will spark fresh dialogue about the films’ artistry and themes.