Thank You, Philadelphia Cultural Fund!

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The Philadelphia Film Society is thrilled to have recently received a grant from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (the Fund) to go towards our general operating expenses. We deeply appreciate the generosity of the Fund and the City of Philadelphia and look forward to working with them this year to enrich the film community within Philadelphia.

Notes from the Field: Berlin

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Just got back from Berlin where the Berlinale and the European Film Market were taking place. It was the first PFS work outing for our new Associate Programmer, Dilcia Barrera, who’s background at Sundance, AFI Fest and Outfest have us all excited about having her on our team. She was covering the Forum and Panorama sections for us while I sifted through the competition and the market looking for the perfect picks for Philly.

PFS Member Sneak Preview: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Last night PFS offered its members a sneak preview of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, an international story of love, war, faith and fishing. An Arab Sheik from the country of Yemen (Amr Waked) strongly desires to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the desert. Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) is the account executive of a British company which represents the business interests of the Shiek, and is given the task of finding a fishing expert/scientist, Dr. Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor) to head up the Sheik’s project.

Our very own Lansie Sylvia is Geekadelphia’s GEEK OF THE WEEK!

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This week, Geekadelphia featured the Philadelphia Film Society’s Development Director, J. Lansing Sylvia (affectionately known as Lansie) as their GEEK OF THE WEEK. What qualifies someone to achieve such an honor? Geekadelphia blogger, and resident movie buff, Dan Tabor finds out…