THE biggest independent film festival celebrates 15 years with the showcase of 10 full-length films and 12 short features until Aug. 13. Films will be screened at various venues in Cultural Center of the Philippines and Metro Manila, and at Ayala Cinemas and Vista Malls in Pampanga, Naga and Legaspi in Bicol, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Davao. For details, visit www.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, and the Cinemalaya Facebook page. Tickets and festival passes are available at the CCP Box Office (832-3704).
Ang Huling El Bimbo
FULL HOUSE Theater Company presents the final run of Ang Huling El Bimbo, a musical featuring the songs of the Eraserheads, until Aug. 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. The musical tells a story of friends who reunite after 20 years and look back on the things that brought them together and kept them apart. For tickets and schedules, visit TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).
Rak of Aegis returns
THE hit Pinoy jukebox musical Rak of Aegis returns to the PETA Theater Center, with ongoing performances until Sept. 29. The show brings the songs of the Aegis band such as “Halik,” “Sinta,” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan,” to tell the tale of a perennially flooded barangay. This latest production features a mix of original cast members including Aicelle Santos and Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña and Renz Verano, and Kakai Bautista and Neomi Gonzales. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (www.ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999).