filipino actor: history can be entertaining


Filipino lead actor of Heneral Luna, John Arcilla, assures moviegoers that they “can experience entertainment and beauty in historical films just like they would in romantic comedies.” In fact, he says, “they can get even more.”

The “more” he refers to is that moviegoers can broaden their taste for film viewing. While he does not discourage watching horror movies and romantic comedies, he does warn that “too much of these escapist films can also kill citizens’ critical thinking just like too much siesta and coffee can be detrimental to ones health.”

In Heneral Luna, moviegoers will see another “more”. Arcilla says the audience will see him as a Filipino citizen first before as an actor,

“when I did this film I truly asked the bigger purpose of my work: what can I give to my countrymen more than just entertainment? I always tell myself — before an actor — i am a citizen of this nation. I participated in Heneral Luna not just as a movie actor in a project but as a concerned citizen in a nation whose history needs to be told, and more so, needs to be healed.”

Aside from Arcilla, the entire production team has elevated their work to greater purpose as evident in the movie.

In the following videos, the producers have also produced movie collaterals that will aid promote history as entertainment 1) a book detailing and interview of Antonio Luna scholar Vivencio Jose and 2) a lecture by U.P. Manila History Prof. Alvin Campomanes about the man and the movie. Campomanes has been actively promoting the movie saying that FILIPINOS SHOULD BE DISTURBED!

UNDERSTANDING ANTONIO LUNA IN PEACE AND IN WAR

HENERAL LUNA: THE MAN & THE MOVIE

Students & teachers will be given 50% discount.

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DISPLAY YOUR SHOES AT THE MARIKINA MUSEUM (6/28/2016) - Why not? After all it's not just your shoes that will be remembered but more importantly, your contribution to history will be cherished...
For school/university heads, social science department heads and coordinators, social studies and araling panlipunan teachers: Be among the first to watch this important film for free! SFI Educational Tours will be holding a by-invitation only Educators' Screening of the historical film "HERMANO PULI" on August 26, 2016, 8am-12nnpm at the Quezon City Museum, Quezon Memorial Circle. (Snacks and a Hermano Puli teachers' kit shall be provided). If you would like to have the chance to be part of this event, register through this August 26 screening link. for August 19 Screening. A historical drama film about Hermano Puli—the revolutionary legend of Quezon we know little about. Apolinario dela Cruz, known as Hermano Puli, was shot and quartered on November 4,1841—three decades before the execution of the GOMBURZA. Among all of the Filipino heroes, Hermano Puli stands alone for leading the only revolt against the Spanish colonial government in the name of religious freedom. This film sheds light on one of the most fascinating, yet almost forgotten, figures in Philippine History. STARRING: Aljur Abrenica, Louise Delos Reyes, Enzo Pineda, Menggie Cubarrubias, Ross Pesigan, Acrchie Adamos, Markki Stroem, Simon Ibarra, Vin Abrenica, Allen Abrenica, Sue Prado, Kiko Matos, Stella Canete, Diva Montelaba, Abel Estanislao, Alvin Fortuna, DIRECTION: Gil M.Portes SCREENPLAY: Eric Ramos PRODUCTION: Rex Tiri CONTACT: contact@hermanopuli2016.com WEBSITE: http://hermanopuli2016.com RELEASE DATE: September 2016 GENRE: Historical Drama STUDIO: T-Rex Productions educators free screening herMano puli (8/15/2016) - A historical drama film about Hermano Puli—the revolutionary legend of Quezon we know little about. Be among the first to watch this important film for free!
Bayani Ba’to? Educators are welcomed in hermano puli screening by DAKILA Executive director Leni Velasco – Bicol and Sucesos Walking Tours historian Alvin Campomanes August 19, 2016 #HermanoPuli #MangahasUmibig #makemoneyandmeaning educators welcoMed in herMano puli screening (8/20/2016) - Bayani Ba'to?
filipino actor: history can be entertaining (9/8/2015) - Filipino lead actor of Heneral Luna, John Arcilla, assures moviegoers that they "can experience entertainment and beauty in historical films just like they would in romantic comedies." In fact, he says, "they can get even more."
filipino farMers’ plight on filM (7/17/2016) - The first-ever ToFarm Film Festival Philippines, featuring 6 films ---‘Pilapil’ ‘Pitong Kabang Palay’ ‘Free Range’ ‘Kakampi’ ‘Pauwi Na’ ‘Paglipay’ --- that aims to dramatize farm life through a variety of film genres including drama and comedy, as well as thriller and fantasy are being exhibited until July 19, 2016
FREE SCREENING OF HENERAL LUNA FOR EDUCATORS (8/24/2015) - Sucesos Filipinas invites educators to a free advance screening of Heneral Luna on August 26 12:00 - 4:00 PM at the Little Theater, College of Arts & Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila.
Gil Portes: How Did I Get Involved With Hermano Puli? ‪#‎makemoneyandmeaning‬ ‪#‎HermanoPuli‬ ‪#‎MangahasUmibig‬ DGPI director of film narrates genesis of Rex Tiri movie production at the Sucesos Walking Tours, DAKILA Bayani ba to? Educators’ screening August 19, 2016 GSIS Theater, Roxas Blvd gil portes: how did I get involved with herMano puli? (8/22/2016) - DGPI director of film narrates genesis of Rex Tiri movie production at the Sucesos Walking Tours, DAKILA Bayani ba to? Educators' screening August 19, 2016 GSIS Theater, Roxas Blvd
ANG HAPIS AT HIMAGSIK NI HERMANO PULI Showing Sept. 21, 2016 ‪#‎HermanoPuli‬‪ #‎MangahasUmibig‬ ‪#‎makemoneyandmeaning‬ Featuring Interview with Rex Tiri Executive Producer Official Sountrack by Let Gravity Sucesos Walking Tours Educators’ Screening of the historical film “HERMANO PULI” August 19, 2016 herMano puli showing sept. 21, 2016 (8/20/2016) - Featuring Interview with Rex Tiri Executive Producer Official Sountrack by Let Gravity Sucesos Walking Tours Educators' Screening of the historical film "HERMANO PULI" August 19, 201
history prof: filipinos should be disturbed! (8/27/2015) - UP Manila history professor said in his introduction to educators before the advance special screening of film HENERAL LUNA, “If you’re not moved by Heneral Luna, something’s wrong with you… You should be disturbed!”
 

MY HOMAGE TO MARY OF NAZARETH I WILL PAY


Mary-of-Nazareth 2EVER FOR EVER
I WILL SING TO MARY
WHO IN HER LOVE, BIDS ME COME TO HER SHRINE.

EVER FOREVER,
MOTHER HIGHLY BLESSED
LEADS TO MY PRAYER
I’LL SING THY NAME SUBLIME.

WAKING AT MORN
I’LL SING TO THEE, MY MOTHER.
THY NAME SHALL LEAD
MY SPIRIT ALL THE DAY

AND WHEN NIGHT’S ANGELS
SOFT SHALL CLOSE MY EYELIDS
E’EN (EVEN) THEN OUR HOMAGE
TO THEE I WILL PAY.

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