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Philadelphia Film Society presents ...

7 Categories of Film:

FIRST LOOK • PASSPORT TO WORLD CINEMA • FAMILY MATINEES • PHILLY FILM SHOWCASE • RERUN • FROM THE VAULTS • BYO SERIES • THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT



FAIR PLAY INITIATIVE: Through our Fair Play Initiative, PFS is committed to presenting work from filmmakers who have been historically underrepresented within the film industry as well as stories that confront beliefs surrounding unjustly marginalized people and issues.


MUST SEE THIS WEEK AT THE PFS ROXY!


FIRST LOOK

AN ACT OF LOVE

Scott Sheppard | USA | 2015

Methodist Reverend Frank Schaefer faces cruel opposition after officiating his gay son’s wedding in this insightful documentary. San Fransisco Chronicle calls AN ACT OF LOVE "...compelling from beginning to end." *Director Scott Sheppard scheduled to attend / PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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FROM THE VAULTS

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT

Orson Welles | USA | 1965

After a twenty-year restoration effort, Orson Welles’ larger-than-life adaptation of Shakespeare’s often visited character, Falstaff, returns to the silver screen in pristine preservation. *Rarely seen in theaters / PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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FROM THE VAULTS

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Billy Wilder | USA | 1950 | 35MM

Screenwriter Joe Gillis, disillusioned and desperate, falls into the hands of former silent film star Norma Desmond, an egomaniac that would kill for a comeback.

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FROM THE VAULTS

DO THE RIGHT THING

Spike Lee | USA | 1989

Set on the hottest day of a 1980s summer, this landmark film from Spike Lee shows racial tensions bubbling to the surface in a multi-racial Brooklyn neighborhood.

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FROM THE VAULTS

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

Billy Wilder | USA | 1944

The femme fatale is afoot in this classic film noir about a burgeoning insurance salesman who falls for the allure of a scheming housewife looking to strike it rich.

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FROM THE VAULTS

BAMBOOZLED

Spike Lee | USA | 2000

In this scathing satire, TV producer, Pierre, attempts to create an offensive show in hopes of being fired, but his plans are derailed when the show becomes a national sensation.

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BYO: LEO FOREVER

ROMEO + JULIET

Baz Luhrman | USA | 1996

Before Leo was Jack, he was Romeo. The teen heartthrob pairs with Claire Danes as doomed star-crossed lovers in Baz Luhrmann’s modern update to the Shakespeare tragedy. *2/10 7 PM show is RUSH ONLY. Advance tickets still available for 9:30 PM show.

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BYO: LEO FOREVER

TITANIC

James Cameron | USA | 1997

This past year you’ve seen him eat a liver, sleep inside a horse, and crawl for miles in the harshest of weather. This would have never happened if they had just given Leo the Oscar for being an ex-pat artist on this maiden voyage!

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FAMILY MATINEES

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Rob Reiner | USA | 1987

Inigo Montoya may have only one thing on his mind, but his plans are delayed when he joins the sly Vizzini and giant Fezzik to kidnap the royal bride-to-be in this timeless fairy tale.

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HAIL, CAESAR!

Joel & Ethan Coen | USA | 2016 

Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct HAIL, CAESAR!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, HAIL, CAESAR! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

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THE BIG SHORT

Adam McKay | USA | 2015

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to see, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture!

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Submissions are now open for the

25th Philadelphia Film Festival!