Vancouver, B.C.


Press Release

Open to the public on Saturday, May 5th 2018 at 2:00pm, the movie Ganito Kami Noon … Paano Kayo Ngayon (This is how we were before … How are you doing now?) will be featured at the Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch at 350 Georgia Street. (with English subtitles)

This will mark the first of many Filipino films that will showcase in Vancouver.

The 100 Filipino Film Series is a special tribute to a remarkable personality who has touched many lives. A testament to the late Mel Tobias’ love for the movies, he completed a trilogy published 20 years ago, in 1998, entitled “One Hundred Acclaimed Tagalog Movies”.
https://www.amazon.ca/One-hundred-acclaimed-Tagalog-movies/dp/0897168100

The book chronicles an assortment of carefully acclaimed classic films shown through the 1940s through the late 1990s – films that entertained, inspired and provoked discussion.

A joint collaboration with the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS), Vancouver Public Library, 100 Filipino Film Series, Consulate General of the Philippines, Dahong Pilipino, Anyone Can Act Theatre (ACAT), TULAYAN – Filipino Diaspora Society, KATHARA Pilipino Indigenous Arts Society, and Arnis Maharlika and the UP Alumni Association of British Columbia (UPAABC) is proud to present Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon.

Starring Christopher de Leon, Gloria Diaz (Miss Universe 1969) and directed by Eddie Romero, the film is a nostalgic romantic drama set in the era of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. It garnered a total of 24 nominations winning 14 of them which included Famas Best Actor (Christopher de Leon), Best Supporting Actor (Leopoldo Salcedo) and Best Music (Lutgardo Labad); at the Gawad Urian Awards in 1977 won for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design and in 1981 was awarded the coveted Best Film of the Decade.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159456/awards?ref_=tt_awd

A panel discussion will follow after the conclusion of the film. The venue is limited to 200 guests and entrance will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
For more details, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1010634545757343.
Phone: 604-737-8074