If you’ve been hearing from badge holders about how awesome the new Festival VIP Lounge is on the 2nd floor of 110 Chestnut Street, you now have your chance to check it out first hand. You, my friends, are now allowed into the lounge before or after screenings tomorrow (Thursday, October 25th) as long as you can talk your friends with badges to bring you along with them. It’s like “Bring Your Kid To Work Day”, except with more booze.
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’.
By Ben Silverio
Here are a few more reviews from the past few days of the festival:
Are you a fan of Chipotle? Well, then you’re in luck because at tomorrow’s screening of ‘American Meat’ at the Gershman Y, Chipotle, one of this year’s festival sponsors, will be dishing out some guac and chips for all to enjoy!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve had the great opportunity to speak with many of you about our fantastic program this year, and I’m thrilled with how excited everyone seems to be. As the Festival approaches, I wanted to share a few additional thoughts with you.