5 online events to check out this week of April 19 to 25

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Raya Martin’s colorful coming of age film “Death of Nintendo” had its world premiere at the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival and was an official selection of the Next Wave category of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. Screenshot from BLACK SHEEP/YOUTUBE

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, 19 April) — This week, celebrate World Poetry Month, learn about Philippine history, and watch award-winning films online.

Fully Booked Chats: Gina Apostol

Join award-winning authors Glenn Diaz (“The Quiet Ones”) and Gina Apostol (“Insurrecto,” “The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata”) for a discussion on Apostol’s books and Philippine history.

The event will be broadcast through the bookstore’s Facebook page on April 23 at 7 p.m. Click here for more details.

Pagbabalik-tanaw sa Labanang Pilipino-Amerikano sa Quingua, 23 Abril 1899

Commemorate the 122nd anniversary of the Battle of Quingua (now Plaridel, Bulacan) on April 22 with this lecture by retired University of the Philippines professor Dr. Jaime B. Veneracion who will talk about this two-part battle between Americans and Filipinos, led by General Gregorio Del Pilar.

Click here for more details.


Catch the last few days of the online edition of CineKabalen featuring the seven entries for the Central Luzon Category and seven entries for the Kapampangan Category. The film fest will also screen highlights from previous festivals under three categories: Piyestang Kapampangan, Culinary Cinema, and CineKabalen Retrospective.

The films will be screened until April 21. Register through the FDCP channel to watch the films.

Coffee Conversations

Poetry collectives Ang Sabi Nila and Collaboratory.ph and Fully Booked are celebrating World Poetry Month with Coffee Conversations on Sunday, April 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. The topics up for discussion include the role of poetry in social action and poetry as extended practice.

The event is free and will be streamed through the Fully Booked Facebook page. Click here for more details.

Black Sheep's Black Pack

Black Sheep presents three of their most traveled films for the price of one. The “Black Pack” features “Oda sa Wala,” starring Marietta Subong in an award-winning turn as a lonely funeral parlor operator; the ensemble horror film “Motel Acacia,” which features acclaimed actors from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand; and “Death of Nintendo,” a tender coming-of-age film set in the ‘90s and amid the threat of a volcano on the brink of eruption.

The films start streaming on KTX and iWant starting April 23 with an early bird rate of ₱250. Click here for details.