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PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS SUMMER FILM SERIES TO SUPPORT FUNDRAISING FOR THE FILMADELPHIA MATCHING MISSION

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(PHILADELPHIA, PA) June 19, 2013 –  The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), in partnership with Thomas Properties Group, Inc. of Commerce Square presents a three-part summer film series to raise awareness about the Filmadelphia Matching Mission. The partnership will assist PFS in reaching its $150,000 fundraising goal over the next year to match a $150,000 grant awarded to the organization by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge. The grant will contribute to the PFS Theater at the Roxy restoration project, which will help fund equipment and the ability to host a monthly screening series, “Filmadelphia at the Roxy”, providing local filmmakers with a voice and platform to display their work.

THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PNC ARTS ALIVE

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PFS IS ONE OF TWENTY ONE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO RECEIVE THE 2013 PNC ARTS ALIVE GRANT IN THE PHILADELPHIA AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY REGION, SELECTED FOR BOLD THINKING AROUND INCREASING ARTS ACCESS AND ENGAGEMENT.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) May 20, 2013 – The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival (PICFF) presented by PNC Arts Alive is the first festival in Philadelphia dedicated solely to the presentation of film for kids and teens ages 3 to 18. Partnering with the NYICFF, one of the longest running and acclaimed children’s film festivals on the circuit, the three-day festival will offer a variety of animated, live-action and experimental short and feature films.

SUNDANCE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE WINNER, UPSTREAM COLOR PREMIERES PHILADELPHIA WITH DIRECTOR SHANE CARRUTH IN ATTENDANCE

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SCREENING AND COCKTAIL HOUR EVENT BENEFITS PFS AT THE  ROXY THEATER RESTORATION

WHAT: The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is hosting an event benefiting the PFS at the Roxy Theater restoration project with a local premiere of Upstream Color, the highly anticipated film and official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, winner of the Special Jury Prize – Sound Design and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize – Dramatic. The screening will be preceded by a cocktail hour, and followed by a Q&A session, with writer/director Shane Carruth in attendance.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY LAUNCHES “FILMADELPHIA AT THE ROXY” FEATURING WORKS BY LOCAL STUDENTS AND FILMMAKERS, HOSTED AT THE RESTORED ROXY THEATER

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The “Filmadelphia at the Roxy” Program is a new, monthly screening series funded by a grant awarded through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, supporting innovative projects that inspire and enrich Philadelphia’s communities.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) MAY 15, 2013 - The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is proud to announce the launch of a monthly screening series that will provide local filmmakers with a voice and platform to display their work. “Filmadelphia at the Roxy” is made possible by a $150,000 matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. All screenings will take place at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, which was leased by PFS in 2012 and will operate as Center City’s only first-run movie theater beginning in 2013.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SUMMER FILM SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AWESOME FEST, PRESENTED BY PARX CASINO®

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PROGRAM FEATURES 3 PHILADELPHIA FILM PREMIERES AND 3 RETROSPECTIVE SCREENINGS CELEBRATING THE 1980S 

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) MAY 7, 2013 – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) in partnership with Awesome Fest will present three double-feature screening events as part of this summer’s 10-week citywide film and music festival celebrating the 1980s. The series will include the Philadelphia premieres of The Kings of Summer, Prince Avalanche, and Computer Chess, along with two theatrically similar classics of the era, Stand By Me and Can’t Buy Me Love.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINE UP FOR 2013 MONTHLY FILM SERIES, PASSPORT TO WORLD CINEMA

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SECOND-YEAR PARTNERSHIP FOCUSES ON CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) January 7, 2013 – The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year’s strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces. Each screening is open to the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and Philadelphia Film Society members.

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Concludes with Record-breaking number of Sell-outs

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Philadelphia Film Society Announces 2013 Dates – October 17-27

 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) November 6, 2012 – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is excited to announce the official dates for the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, October 17-27, 2013; setting up in theater venues throughout Old City, Center City and West Philadelphia, including the new home of PFS – the Roxy Theater – in Rittenhouse Square.

Philadelphia Film Society Revives Historical ROXY Theater

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Rittenhouse Square’s Last Movie House to be new home for Philadelphia Film Society and Philadelphia Film Festival

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) October 8, 2012 – The ROXY Theater in Rittenhouse Square has found its savior. The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) will take over the location, engaging in an exciting year-round film program at the historic movie house.  The tradition of film exhibition is secured with a long-term lease for the location.

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Guests, Special Events and Additions to the 2012 Line Up

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Director David O. Russell with Actress Julia Stiles now scheduled to appear for sold out opener, Silver Linings Playbook; Directors M. Night Shyamalan & Robert Zemeckis amongst other filmmakers attending the 11-day Festival

 (Philadelphia, PA—October 7, 2012) – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, which kicks off this Thursday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, October 28, is excited to welcome a variety of industry guests and add four new films to the 11-day lineup.