Another source of Filipino pride is coming home.
Ignacio de Loyola, the first-ever Filipino produced movie screened at the Vatican, will finally be seen by Filipinos as it premieres on July 23 at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, Paranaque City in a fund-raising dinner organized by the alumni of Ateneo de Manila University for the benefit of the Jesuit Infirmary and Jesuit Scholastics in the Philippines.
The special screening of the Jesuit Communications (JesCom)-produced full length independent film on the life of the Society of Jesus’ founder St. Ignatius of Loyola will start at 4 p.m., and will have a live performance of the musical scoring, composed by the Ryan Cayabyab, featuring the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ateneo Chamber Singers, under the baton of Gerard Salonga.
Ignacio de Loyola takes a modern approach on the story of the very first Jesuit who is known as the “Saint of Second Chances.” It narrates the story of a sinner who realizes that the greatest battles are fought within -- the choice between violence and mercy, anger and forgiveness, hope and despair, darkness and light. Ignacio was a worldly soldier who gave up his dreams of knighthood after being crippled in battle. Eventually, he found the Jesuit order during his recovery.
For tickets and inquiries to the July 23 special screening at Solaire Resort and Casino, call the Jesuit Communications office at (632) 4265971 to 72 and look for Cathy Cardoz or Cynthia Estrella.
For more information, visit the ANC website, news.abs-cbn.com/anc or follow its social media account on Facebook and Twitter (@ANCALERTS) and the movie’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ignaciomovie/).
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