Scream On The Green: Celebrate Halloween With Outdoor Screenings At PFF21!

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Written by admin on . Posted in American Scream, Graveyard Shift, Michael Stephenson, PFF21, Poltergeist, Steven Spielberg, Tags, Tobe Hooper

All Hallows’ Eve is fast approaching and the Philadelphia Film Festival is ready to help you get in the witching mood. When the sun goes down on Friday night, PFF21 is bringing some scary stuff to Shoemaker Green on UPenn’s campus, as they’ll be screening a double feature of ‘The American Scream’ and ‘Poltergeist’.

WMMR’s ‘Preston & Steve’ Host Moderating ‘Signs’ 10th Anniversary

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GADZOOKS! At this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival, we’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of ‘Signs’ from Philly’s own M. Night Shyamalan. The film will be showing at the Prince Music Theater this Friday, October 26th, followed by a Q&A session with the writer/director. But that’s not all who’ll be making a special appearance at the Prince on Friday night.

PFF21 Day 3 Quickie Reviews

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Written by admin on . Posted in Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken, Don Coscarelli, Jean-Claude Van Damme, John Dies At The End, PFF21, Rhea Perlman, Stand Up Guys, Tags, The Sessions, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Yesterday was my first full day of seeing movies at the film festival, so I thought I’d share with you what I thought of a few movies really quickly before my next full day of movies. So here now just for you are some really quick movie reviews:

Midnight Madness at PFF21: ‘Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 3D’

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A long-standing tradition for cult classic cinema is the midnight movie. Films that are often looked at as obscure, oddball, and offbeat thrive in the environment of late night (sometimes drunken) theater going. As part of the Graveyard Shift section of this year’s film festival, we’re presenting ‘Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 3D’ tonight at 11:59pm at the Rave in University City.

Celebrate Filipino American History Month At PFF21

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October is month with many names. In the United States, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, and National Squirrel Awareness Month, just to name a few. While all are good things to observe during the month of October, there’s one more that’s near and dear to my heart: Filipino American History Month.

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Begins TODAY!

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Written by admin on . Posted in Bradley Cooper, Bruce Cohen, David O. Russell, Donna Gigliotti, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew Quick, PFF21, philadelphia film festival, Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook, Tags

In just a few short hours, the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival kicks off this year’s festivities with a screening of David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro.

PFF 21 Staff Picks

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Last Friday, the whole line up for this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival went live. Hopefully in the week that it’s been available, you’ve noticed that there’s a great selection this year, but for you newbies (or even some of you veteran festival goers), it might be a little overwhelming when you’re trying to decide which films to see. So, for your benefit, I took the liberty of polling some of the Philadelphia Film Society office staff to see what movies they’re most excited to see on this year’s schedule.