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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.

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Features Eight Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film Category in the 85th Academy Awards

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(Philadelphia, Pa) Friday, September 28, 2012 – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival is proud to announce that amongst the more than 100 feature length films screening at this year’s Festival, eight films have already been nominated by their home countries for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for February 24, 2013.  The films represent four Festival categories, Masters of Cinema, New French Films, Spanish Language Cinema and World Narratives, and include:

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Full Festival Line-Up

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Locally shot Silver Linings Playbook to kick off Festival; Robert Zemeckis’ captivating Flight to close Festival 

Over 100 films from 35 countries to screen during 11-day event, which runs from Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 28, 2012

 (Philadelphia, PA) September 24, 2012 – The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-up of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 18 – October 28 on 7 theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Pilots New Free Ticket Program, “PFF On Us”

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Thousands of Free Tickets to Select Films Will Be Distributed to Event Patrons and Partner Organizations

 (Philadelphia, PA—September 5, 2012) – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, to be held October 18-28, invites the city to see something it’ll never forget. New this year, the Festival is launching a pilot program that offers complimentary tickets to select films throughout the 11-day event, thanks to support provided by the Wyncote Foundation.

“PFF On Us” further realizes the mission of the Philadelphia Film Society, which aims to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding.  By removing the economic barriers to a variety of screenings at the Festival, PFS expects to make the Festival accessible to all interested Philadelphians and to create a shared cultural experience throughout the community.

Tickets to the “PFF on Us” program within the Festival will be complimentary and made available to both Film Society Members and the general public on a “first-come, first serve” basis until all tickets have been claimed. Ticket reservations for the general public will be made available online at   http://philadelphiafilmfestival.ticketleap.com/pff-on-us  or over the phone at 267-239-2941. Tickets may be redeemed starting Oct. 1 (Sept. 28 for PFS Members). For more information, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/tickets or call the number above.

Additionally, the Philadelphia Film Society has invited diverse organizations from across the area to participate in the program in order to expand its audience to underserved communities. If you or your organization would like to participate as a partner organization, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/partner

The Philadelphia Film Festival annually features the best cinema from around the world including, domestic and international films from both new filmmakers and renowned artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Lerman; Associate Director of Programming, Jesse Trussel ; Programmers Tom Quinn (The Weinstein Company) & Ryan Werner (IFC); and Associate Programmer Dilcia Barrera.

All tickets to the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org beginning Monday, October 1, 2012. Pre-sale tickets are available to Philadelphia Film Society members beginning Friday, September 28, 2012. A full schedule of film listings will be available beginning Thursday, September 27, 2012. Information about the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, including specific guests and venues will be available soon.