Cinema One, the home of the biggest blockbuster movies, launches its newest outdoor screening event featuring Cinema One Originals That Thing Called Tadhana, Shift and John Carney’s Begin Again at The Fields, Nuvali on Labor Day, May 1. In partnership with Nuvali Night Sky Cinema, Labor Day will be split into two celebrations with music filling the air by day, and movies screening all-night-long. Hosted by John Lapus, Open Air Cinema One showcases three feel-good films starting with the award-winning film Shift at 5:30 p.m. followed by the highest local grossing indie film, That Thing Called Tadhana at 7:30 p.m. For the last show, the Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo starrer, Begin Again, screens at 9 p.m.
Shift is a 2013 Cinema One Originals entry by Siege Ledesma that follows the story of Estela (Yeng Constantino), a call center agent who is struggling to have a sense of direction in life. She meets and befriends coworker Trevor (Felix Roco), a supposed homosexual and manages to create a charming connection with him. As Estela and Trevor’s friendship blossoms, complications arise.
Meanwhile, ThatThing Called Tadhana by Antoinette Jadaone chronicles the story of two Filipino strangers, Mace (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony (JM de Guzman) who bump into each other at
Rome’s airport. At the check- in counter, Mace makes countless attempts to pass baggage load requirements.
Anthony then comes to her rescue. After landing in Manila, the two decide to travel together up north to Baguio and Sagada in the quest to search for the answer to the question, “Where do broken hearts go?”
The international box-office hit, Begin Again, directed by John Carney, is anchored on music against the backdrop of the musically cultured city of New York. Keira portrays singer-songwriter Gretta who recently called it quits with her boyfriend, musician Dave Kohl (Adam Levine). Gretta is then discovered by record label executive Dan (Mark) at a bar wherein Gretta was forced to play on stage by a friend. Amazed with Gretta’s talent, Dan offers to produce Gretta’s music to make her one of the talents in his company. In an effort to create a demo that will persuade Dan’s business partner to sign Gretta, the two begin recording Gretta’s music in various locations around New York City.
Music fans will also rejoice as The Fields, Nuvali converts into a music haven, wherein Up Dharma Down, Moonstar88 and Kai Honassan perform their best hits in between the films with other surprise guests.
Summer vibes are all around the whole day at Open Air Cinema One as various trampolines, inflatables and food trucks fill up Nuvali. There will also be a kite-flying activity that will complete the Labor Day family getaway. For details, visit Cinema One’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel).