‘Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’ to hold free ‘Pista at the Park’ on Aug 13 at Luneta

In line with the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, a one-week long exclusive screening of Filipino films in all theaters nationwide, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is kicking be kicking it off with a one-day Pista at the Park on August 13, 2017, Sunday at the Rizal Park in Manila. It will be a celebration of our country’s fiesta culture, as well as showcase of the PPP films. This is open to the public with free admission.

Pista at the Park will be a fun and festive day of food, games, and performances from the country’s biggest and brightest stars featured in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino films and cultural performers. Starting at 9 AM, the public may start enjoying the festivities and activities, from baybayin writing and henna tattoo sessions, chalk art painting, kite making and flying, to demos on animation. The public will also get to see performances from cultural performers from the Sindaw Philippine Performing Arts Guild, Banda Kawayan Pilipinas, Higantes, Ati-Atihan, and IMusicAppela.

The Sunday fun day Pista at the Park will not be complete without fiesta games that we have all grown to love, including kadang kadang, patintero, luksong baka, sack race, and tug of war, among others. To amp up the festivities, the afternoon will feature a motorcade of the PPP films and stars from Liwasang Bonifacio ending at the Burnhan open field where the audience will get to interact and play games with the stars.

With these and more, everyone is invited to spend August 13 with the FDCP family and the PPP films, cast, and crew.

The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is a one-week exclusive screening of Filipino films in ALL theaters nationwide from August 16-22, 2017. The PPP and Pista at the Park event is in partnership with the National Youth Commission, National Parks Development Committee, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, MTRCB, PCOO, Office of the Presidential Spokesperson, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Philippine National Police, Department of Public Works and Highways, and ULAP, supported by Baga Manila, Eqube, JCE Inflatables, Coffeeology Manila, Jollibee, Globe Telecom, Sip Water, Vikings, Optima Digital, WhiteSpace. Inc., and Sequoia Hotel.

‘Cars 3’ speeds away with P40.8-M, week’s no. 1 foreign movie in PH

Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” the latest installment in the beloved Cars series, raced to a smash P40.8-million opening weekend nationwide, ranking as the No.1 foreign movie for the July 26 – July 30 frame.

This was announced today by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

“Cars 3” is on track to surpass to the lifetime box-office gross of its two predecessors, 2011’s “Cars 2” and 2006’s “Cars” whose entire run at P40.5-million has already been exceeded in only five days.

SM North EDSA, Trinoma and Power Plant led the topgrossing cinemas, with P1.25-M, P1.17-M and P1.12-M receipts, respectively.

In the top ten are SM Mall of Asia (P1.03-M), SM Megamall (P907,791), Alabang Town Center (P843,272), UP Town Center, (P691,624), Shang Cineplex (P647,189), Glorietta IV (P639,683) and Robinsons Magnolia (P630,553).

Also posting impressive sales are Greenhills (P603,556), Eastwood (P555,291), Greenbelt III (P537,421), Solenad (P534,508), Newport City (P533,635), FisherMall (P529,126), FairviewTerraces (P524,282), Bonifacio High Street (P518,086), SM Marikina (P512,445), and Robinsons Antipolo (P496,754).

The animated adventure’s worldwide gross now stands at $268.74-million, with US sales contributing $146-million.

It has been more than ten years since the first “Cars” film was released, but Lightning McQueen remains an iconic character today. While Lightning is still the same self-assured, determined and fun-loving race car audiences fell in love with, his confidence is being tested by the new cars on the track.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary champion finds himself suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. Suddenly, he finds his dominance in the sport, as well as the confidence that got him there–threatened by younger, faster cars. Determined to get back into pole position, #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

“Cars 3” features Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help Lightning return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm, whose high-tech speed leaves Lightning McQueen behind.

Directed by Brian Fee, produced by Kevin Reher and co-produced by Andrea Warren, “Cars 3” is executive produced by John Lasseter, who directed the first two films in the franchise.

Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3” is now cruising into Philippine cinemas. #Cars3 #JointheRacePH