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“Changing Partners,” “I, Tonya,” “Ma’Rosa” are the Reopening Salvo of Black Maria Cinema

Award-winning movies are offered at the reopening of one of the newest microcinemas in the Philippines – the Black Maria Cinema.

Opened November 2017, Black Maria Cinema is an 80-square meter microcinema located at 779 San Rafael Street, SQ Film Laboratories Building, Plainview, Mandaluyong City.

Before Holy Week, Black Maria Cinema will feature three award-winning films that will give you more than just entertainment inside the cozy cinema.

I, TONYA (Drama, 2h, R-13)

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding’s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she’s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

* Directed by Craig Gillespie
* Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan & Allison Janney
* Oscar Winner & Golden Globe Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2018

CHANGING PARTNERS (Drama, 1h 32m, R-13)

Based on the Palanca Award-winning musical play by Vincent de Jesus, Changing Partners film adaptation tells the story of couple Alex and Cris; their love relationship and at the period of breaking up. Film tells the story in 4 relationship variations.

* Directed by Dan Villegas
* Starring Agot Isidro, Sandino Martin, Anna Luna & Jojit Lorenzo
* Winner of Audience Choice, Best Actress & Best Actor, CinemaOne Originals Film Festival 2017

MA’ ROSA (Drama, 1h 50m, R-16)

Ma’ Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day, they get arrested. Rosa and her children are ready to do anything to buy her freedom from the corrupt police.

* Directed by Brillante Mendoza
* Starring Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz & Andi Eigenmann
* Best Actress Winner, Cannes Film Festival 2016

Check out the schedule below:

Black Maria Cinema Sched

For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlackMariaCinema/

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