Sam, KC, Direk Cathy Score a Winner in “Forever and a Day”

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ABS-CBN’s Starry Starry Store brings current top Filipino film to 10 U.S. cities this July

Put top actor-host-models Sam Milby and KC Concepcion together with box-office champion director Cathy Garcia-Molina and what do you get?

Another stirring box-office winner in Star Cinema’s Forever And A Day, the latest film that ABS-CBN International’s Starry Starry Store is bringing to 10 more U.S. cities this July after a successful run in San Francisco during the last week of June.

Starting July 1, the romantic drama will be shown in: Aiea, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Clifton and Bergenfield, New Jersey. Beginning July 8, it will screen in: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Milpitas, and Union City, California; and in Seattle, Washington.

Forever and a Day held its own against a siege of huge Hollywood summer films that invaded the Philippines week of June 15-19. It landed in the number two spot with an opening day take of P23.27 million, losing only to Green Lantern. The KC-Sam starrer beat the opening day receipts of Mr. Popper’s Penguins and surpassed X-Men: First Class and Super 8.

Director Molina, known for her light but unforgettable romantic comedies with stars like John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby, Toni Gonzaga and Sarah Geronimo that have grossed in the hundreds of millions, decided to take a risk with Forever and a Day by coming up with a multi-hanky weeper.

“This is my first serious love story,” Molina said. “While it celebrates love and life, viewers will see in this film characters who realize that even if you’re on top of your game, you really can’t do and have anything you want the way you want it. Other factors will always play a role. Then you discover humility.”

Learning to Believe
Eugene (Sam Milby) arrives in a top-notch recreational extreme sports facility in Bukidnon, Philippines with only one intention: to forget his problems at work. But when he meets Raffy (KC Concepcion) and as they travel and go on ridiculous and death-defying activities together, they start to form a friendship that goes beyond Eugene’s original plan.

Raffy helps Eugene appreciate himself more and to look at things in a positive way. With Raffy, Eugene begins to believe in himself again. Soon, against his own expectations, he admits to himself that he has fallen in love with this girl.

But life is truly ironic. The moment Eugene expresses his feelings for her, Raffy suddenly starts to push him away. She admits that he can never have her, and she doesn’t want Eugene to hope for a happy ending with her, because she cannot be loved.

Now, it is Eugene’s turn to make Raffy believe in love again, just as how she reminded him to believe in himself. But is faith enough to change the course of their destiny? And is his love strong enough for him to sacrifice everything for a relationship that will not last, and for a girl who will leave him soon?

Overcoming Fear
“Kaya mo bang mahalin ang isang taong alam mong mawawala rin sa ‘yo?” (Can you love someone you know you’d lose soon?) Forever and a Day poses that challenge to the viewer,” said ABS-CBN International’s Head of Theatricals Kerwin Du. “While this may sound too serious for a summer film here in the U.S., love has always been a universal theme not bound by seasons of the year. We wanted to offer a refreshing summer movie to our kapamilya that is not an action sequel, a 3-D animation or an R-rated comedy. We hope Forever and a Day is an attractive choice to many.”

Forever and a Day will be screened in the following theaters on the following dates:

July 1-7, 2011

HAWAII
Pearlridge West Theatres
98 - 1005 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701        

LAS VEGAS
Regal Village Square Stadium
9400 W Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV 89058

July 1-21, 2011

NEW JERSEY-CLIFTON    
Clearview Allwood Theatre
96 Market Street
Clifton, NJ 07012
http://www.MovieTickets.com

NEW JERSEY-BERGENFIELD
Clearview Bergenfield Cinemas
58 South Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
http://www.MovieTickets.com

July 8-14, 2011

LOS ANGELES
Cerritos Stadium Cinema
12761 Towne Center Drive,
Cerritos, CA 90701

SAN DIEGO
UA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

SEATTLE
Parkway Plaza Stadium 12
5910 South 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

July 8-21, 2011

ORANGE
Orange Stadium Promenade
1701 W. Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

UNION CITY
Century 25
32100 Union Landing
Union City, CA 94587

MILPITAS
Century Great Mall
1010 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

For more information, please visit http://www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com. Check the movie trailer at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjW3tHACTBI

About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was created over 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, CA, ABS-CBN International is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and broadcasting company, through ABS-CBN Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global Hungary Kft. For more information, visit http://www.abs-cbnglobal.com.

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