821 Ate Te’s Film Showing: Patintero with Right Start
Written by Vice President for External, Kuya Glenn Costales
Almost a month removed from her birthday, U! President Ate Te still wanted to push through with an event for kids. An opportunity came when during a social visit to watch an indie film at Cinema 76, a trailer played for Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo. This movie followed the adventures of 4 kids, branded as losers and weirdos, as they journeyed to gain respect through the classic street game patintero. In english, patintero is called the try-to-cross-my-line-without-me-tagging-you game. Ok may be that’s not what it’s called but the movie was refreshing and a joy to watch nonetheless.
Ate Te gathered 25 kids from Right Start, a group providing educational and spiritual support to their surrounding community. They excitedly gathered at Cinema 76 to catch the acclaimed film. Located in San Juan, Cinema 76 provides a venue to screen independent and event nostalgic Filipino movies to support and promote local cinema.
After the movie, the kids also had some snacks and we got to play some Q-and-A with them too about the movie.
Despite some hiccups to the screening venue early on (supposedly at one of the bigger malls in the Metro), all praises belong to God for allowing this to happen. Our heartfelt gratitude also goes to Cinema 76 for accommodating with such sincerity and generosity. We can’t wait to be in their screening room again for another event.
Happy birthday again Ate Te!