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22nd Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Full Festival Line-Up

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Over 100 films from 36 countries to screen during 11-day event,
which runs from Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 27, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA – September 27, 2013) The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-upof the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 17 – October 27 on 6 theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

The Festival will open on October 17th with J.C. Chandor’s survival epic, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, at the Perelman Theater. Jason Reitman’s unusual family portrait, Labor Day, will close the Festival on Friday, October 25th at the newly renovated Prince Music Theater.


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(Philadelphia, Pa – September 25, 2013) – The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) proudly announces All is Lost as the Opening Night film, premiering in the new state-of-the-art Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on Thursday, October 17 with a scheduled appearance by writer/director J. C. Chandor. One of the most anticipated films of the Fall, and featuring a tour-de-force solo performance from Robert Redford, All is Lost is a gripping tale of solitude and survival in the face of disaster.

“I am thrilled to be featuring All is Lost as our Opening Night Film. From the moment I walked out of the premiere in Cannes and experienced how special this film was, I knew it had to play our Festival,” said Executive Director Andrew Greenblatt. “Kicking off the event with this amazing film is the perfect start to what may be our finest line-up yet.”

Furthermore, the Festival is excited to announce that Bruce Dern will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented following the centerpiece screening of Alexander Payne’s new film, Nebraska, in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 19.

Likewise, Kerry Bishé will be in attendance to receive the Rising Star Award, following a sneak preview screening of her new film Blue Highway. Bishé also stars in Grand Piano, which will be screening in the Festival as well.

The Despicablimp Adventure

'Despicablimp' soars over Philadelphia until Sunday, September 15!

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Late this fall, PFS will be embarking on its newest chapter of film programming with the Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival (Save the Dates:  November 15 – 17, 2013).   What better way to do some field research than visit Universal Pictures’ ‘Despicablimp’ as it soars through the skies of Philadelphia promoting  Despicable Me 2!


And You Call Yourself a Film Buff?! – CHINATOWN


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BY Alex Gibson

It’s not that I avoided watching Chinatown, as I have with other ‘Film Buff’ fodder like Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago. I just never got around to it, but last week, I finally bit the bullet. I didn’t really know what to expect — some people had told me it was awesome; others had said it was good, but disturbing. So, I pressed play apprehensively. As it turns out, that was the perfect attitude, as I remained impressed and nervous for the next 130 minutes.

XPN Music Film Festival Produced by PFS is a Wrap!

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The inaugural 4-day film festival, held from April 26-29, 2012, concludes with great success! Events took place at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Theater of the Living Arts (TLA) and World Cafe Live. Approximately 2,300 tickets sold to 26 Screenings of 19 rockumentaries, musician biopics, and films that are defined by great soundtracks.

REVIEW: Kid With A Bike


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The latest from the brother duo, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Kid With a Bike, vividly depicts the struggles of growing up a lower class Belgian from the vantage point of the young protagonist, Cyril. Cyril (Thomas Doret) is a hostile and unruly 11-year-old orphan determined to set off on a mission to find both his deadbeat dad and his bicycle. Along his journey, Cyril meets an empathetic hairdresser, Samantha (Cécile De France) who decides to care after him.

Highlights of the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival Win Big at 2012 Golden Globes!


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The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night and this year it was the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival that came out a big winner in terms of programming some of the most notable films of 2011.

20th Philadelphia Film Festival is a Wrap!


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The milestone Anniversary year featured 147 films, including 122 narratives and documentaries hailing from 34 countries.
Among the genres and categories covered were New French, Spanish Language, Sports in Motion, World Narratives, American Independents, Greater Filmadelphia – a series which showcased films with a local connection – and many more.