ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project, in partnership with Rockwell Cinemas, showcases its digitally restored and re-mastered films via the “REELive the Classics” film exhibition that will run from August 26 to September 1 at Rockwell Cinema 5.
“We are very happy to partner with Rockwell who has shown faith in our efforts. Our special screenings at Rockwell will allow audiences to enjoy the movies as the creators envisioned them. Hopefully this is just the start of more exhibitions,” said Leo Katigbak, head of ABS-CBN Film Archives and Restoration.
For the first time, “Sarah Ang Munting Prinsesa” and “Got To Believe” will be screened alongside previously restored titles such as “Sana Maulit Muli,” “One More Chance,” “Oro Plata Mata,” “T-Bird at Ako,” “Karnal,” “Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit,” and “Tanging Yaman.”
Since 2011, ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project has been restoring classic films to help preserve Philippine cinematic history. Together with Central Digital Lab, it has become the first restoration effort to be done within the country.
To date, ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project has restored over 100 films, some of which were already screened internationally at film festivals like Venice, screened locally via red carpet premieres and limited commercial runs, aired on free-to-air and cable television, viewed via pay-per-view and video-on-demand, distributed on DVD, and downloadable even on iTunes.
For the complete movie schedules of “REELive the Classics” and for more information on how you can support ABS-CBN’s Film Restoration Project, visit www.facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn. (Story/Photos by: Aaron Domingo)