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3 Filipino films impress NY Asian Film Festival organizers

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NEW YORK -- Three Filipino films chosen to be part of the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), from June 22 to July 9 at the Lincoln Center, could not have been so different - or as NYAFF executive director Samuel Jamier put it hyperbolically - “shocking.” The three films are “Hamog” (Haze), “Apocalypse Child” and “Honor Thy Father.”

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Innovations keep long-running TV franchise viewable

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One of the most popular TV shows about fashion design for a decade now has been “Project Runway.” The design tilt gives gifted newcomers a chance to prove their worth nationally and internationally, with impressive, career-launching results.

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‘Hamog’ wins in Shanghai

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Ralston Jover’s “Hamog (Haze)” won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival held in China on Sunday, June 19. Jover attended the A-list festival with lead actress Therese Malvar.

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Maria Isabel Lopez: No intention to steal scene in Cannes

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After a red carpet photo of the cast of the film “Ma’Rosa” went viral, actress Maria. Isabel Lopez clarified that she did not intend to steal the spotlight at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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PH docu wins in New York

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Will Fredo’s “Traslacion: Ang Paglalakad sa Altar ng Alanganin (The March to the Altar of Uncertainty)” won best documentary at the Soho International Film Festival last Thursday, June 23. The director, who attended the fest in New York, told the Inquirer that he’s overjoyed to receive an award for his first docu.

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Dawn: Nothing wrong with May-December affair

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Love knows no age, and the heart has no wrinkles. That is basically what Star Cinema’s romantic comedy, “Love Me Tomorrow” (opened May 25), is all about.

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‘Taklub’ is 39th Gawad Urian’s best film

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“Taklub,” which tells of the struggles of Filipinos whose lives were affected by Typhoon “Yolanda,” was proclaimed Best Film at the 39th Gawad Urian on Wednesday night, June 22.

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Solenn weds Argentinian bf in France

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After five years of dating, actress Solenn Heussaff and her boyfriend, Argentinian businessman Nico Bolzico, finally tied the knot last May 22 in an intimate ceremony at  Eglise Notre Dame in the commune of Combourg in Brittany, France.

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Jury could rewrite history of Led Zeppelin’s epic ‘Stairway’

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LOS ANGELES -- A key chapter of rock ‘n’ roll history could be rewritten by a jury that began deliberating Wednesday, June 22, over whether Led Zeppelin ripped off a riff for its epic “Stairway to Heaven.”

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Congratulations to Mia Katigbak, Rehana Lew Mirza, and NAATCO!

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Last May 23, 2016 The Lilly Awards honored extraordinary contributions in American Theater by women including National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak and Ma-Yi Writers Lab member Rehana Lew Mirza.

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