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National Film Month: Time warp, anyone?

  • Iwan Setiawan,

    Contributor,

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 1 2009   /  11:23 am

From March 1 through March 31, die-hard movie buffs should take time from their routine to enjoy an adventure back to the past which celebrates the diversity and richness of films produced by local filmmakers from across the generations. The highlight of this annual event is the screening of some films in which legendary comedian Bing Slamet starred. Yes, National Film Month has come around again put together by the Jakarta Art Council's Kine Forum. Organizers will be screening premiers by a who's who in the country's film scene including the likes of Garin Nugroho and Riri Riza. Other than film screenings, the event will stage some concerts and an exhibition on the history of Indonesian film. Event organizer Lisabona Rahman explained screening old films has become a signature for national film month. Besides giving us all a chance to indulge in some nostalgi...