PFF21 is in the history books, but we don’t run the only film festivals in town. Tonight marks the opening night of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival presented by HBO, which runs until November 17th. Holding screenings at International House in University City and Asian Arts Initiative at 12th & Vine, the PAAFF is boasting a great program of films showcasing and celebrating the Asian American experience for a broader audience.
This year’s Philadelphia Film Festival has come and gone, and after a few days to rest/deal with a natural disaster, we’re all back at work here at the Film Society. And though festival season has passed, the great films that we all got to see won’t soon leave our minds.
[11 days, 103 films and 18 shorts-How many did you see?
Sandy who? There’s still a full day of screenings at the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival! And if you brave the weather, you can take advantage of our buy one get one free tickets. Hopefully these savings are the only things to blow you away today and not the high winds.
Fans came out in droves to see the 10 year anniversary screening of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Signs’ at the Prince Music Theater tonight, then stayed for a lively Q&A with the director hosted by Steve Morrison of WMMR’s Preston & Steve morning show.
If you missed out on ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, the opening film of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival from director David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, or if you just want to see it again, you have another chance to see it before it hits theaters by becoming a member of the Philadelphia Film Society!
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!