KATIPS is the first musical film to win the best picture in the 70-year history of the award-giving body, FAMAS (Filipino Arts and Movie Sciences Award). It will be shown in Sydney and other Australian cities (with English subtitles), as part of a world tour that includes New Zealand, Japan, the USA and other countries. The filmmaker and FAMAS Best Director/Actor Vince Tanada and other cast members will be around to meet moviegoers at Ritz Cinemas, Randwick on Saturday, October 8. Screening starts at 6 pm.
Tickets are priced at $30 (standard), $25 (concession), $100 (VIP). The VIP package includes a movie ticket, a souvenir program, refreshments, preferred seating and a chance to get up close with the Katips stars at the Meet and Greet event after the screening. All ticket purchases can be made through ticketing agent Humanitix.com. Tickets for the Sydney screenings can be booked here: https://events.humanitix.com/
The heritage-listed, art deco Ritz Cinemas in Randwick will be the final stop in the Australian Tour which kicks off in Melbourne (1 Oct), followed by screenings in Adelaide (2 Oct), Gold Coast (6 Oct), Brisbane (7 Oct) and finally, Sydney (8 Oct). Vince Tanada and other Katips stars – FAMAS Best Actor John Rey Rivas, FAMAS Best Actress nominee Nicole Laurel and stage and film actress/producer OJ Arci will attend all Australian screenings.
“KATIPS is a brave attempt to honor the past and remind the new generation never to forget the real history of the country and those who fought for our freedom. The movie is a must-watch for those who want to know more about a dark period in our country’s history and is worthy of both its critical acclaim and online buzz”. – Kara Santos, Writer, Philippine Star
“I was blown away by the acting and singing prowess of the leads of Katips and even by the ensemble players. Seriously, the songs were beautiful and upbeat and memorable. And even more seriously, the actors were genuine and very believable in their portrayals. The songs – the rhythm and melodies – reminded me of the ones in “Rent” and “Les Miserables”, and they were sung with such energy and passion that also stemmed from the depth of messages they wanted desperately to convey about love, about the political self, about the need to fight the darkness that keeps taking lives, destroying lives that only want to bring about light and justice.” – Ina Silverio, Writer, Kodao Productions
KATIPS in Australia is an initiative of the Australians for Philippine Human Rights Network (APHRN), a network of Filipino-Australians who advocate for human rights and peace in the Philippines, Australia, and other parts of the world. Collaborating with APHRN on this project are other like-minded Filipino-Australian organisations:
TLR Australia (Team Leni Robredo)
TSM Australia (The Silent Majority)
Project HOPE-South Australia
Payable Network- Melbourne
Queenslanders for Leni
FAMAS 2022 Best Picture, KATIPS, coming to Sydney on Oct 8
8 October 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$25 Conc $30 full price $100 VIP