PFS ROXY THEATER PREMIERES “ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE” THROUGH MONTHLY FILMADELPHIA LOCAL FILMMAKER SERIES

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PFS ROXY THEATER PREMIERES “ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE”THROUGH MONTHLY 

FILMADELPHIA LOCAL FILMMAKER SERIES

The Documentary about a Musical that Changed Thousands of Lives Performed by Two Philadelphia Schools for 30 Years

(Philadelphia, Pa – Friday, July 18, 2014) - On Tuesday, July 22nd, the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) and the PFS Roxy Theater will premiere Henry Nevison’s new documentary “On the Other Side of the Fence”, an inspiring behind-the-scenes look at the making of a musical written by award-winning composer/playwright/music therapist Andrea Green and performed by school children as acting and singing partners from the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy (HMS) and Germantown Friends School (GFS). It is a Philadelphia story of a musical that changed thousands of lives over a 30-year period. The film is the highlighted in this month’s Filmadelphia at the Roxy local filmmaker series. There will be two screenings – 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. — at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom Street in Philadelphia. As there is limited seating, tickets need to be reserved in advance on the Philadelphia Film Society’s website: http://filmadelphia.org/events/fatrjuly. Admission is free.

Sharing his enthusiasm about the premiere of “On the Other Side of the Fence,” J. Andrew Greenblatt, executive director of PFS, said, “I am thrilled that PFS is able to partner on the premiere of On the Other Side of the Fence, and to be hosting this fantastic event as part of the Filmadelphia @ the Roxy series.” He continued, “I couldn’t think of a better film for us to present, as On the Other Side of the Fence so perfectly fits both the mandate of our series, to showcase strong films made by Philadelphia-filmmakers or featuring Philadelphia as a central setting, as well as our desire to educate, enrich and inform through film.”

“On the Other Side of the Fence” is a feature length documentary that traces the extraordinary development of relationships formed by the children of HMS School and GFS School. Nevison begins the documentary with the GFS and HMS students openly sharing their fear and trepidation about meeting their new acting partners. He follows them in rehearsals, where we see friendships grow and partner teams become true friends. The focus on partners such as Greg and Max, Piper and Emily, and Sean and Ezra, among others, shows how, in time, they learn how to communicate with each other, whether it’s with words, the use of an assistive technology device or a simple gaze. Cast member Max sums up the message, “Some people have a difference, but there’s always something good about you that other people don’t have.”

PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES MERCHANDISE DESIGN CONTEST TODAY

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES MERCHANDISE DESIGN CONTEST TODAY

Contest open to the public until Friday, August 29, 2014

(Philadelphia, Pa – Monday, July 14, 2014) – Philadelphia Film Society is hosting the first public design contest for the official merchandise of the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival. The winner(s) will receive two Silver Access badges and contribute to film festival history with items on display throughout the event.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
The contest is open to amateur and professional designers.
All designs should be submitted to graphicdesign@filmadelphia.org by the Friday, August 29, 2014; 5:00pm deadline.
No limit on designs submitted by one individual.
Submissions must be presented as low res previews (72 dpi JPEGs, PNGs, or PDFs). Selected designers will need to deliver layered, vector files (AI or EPS files).

DISCLOSURES:
The Philadelphia Film Society is entitled to the exclusive rights of any and all contest submissions. Submissions may appear on promotional materials, official merchandise, websites, social networks, email newsletters, festival tickets, etc.
The Philadelphia Film Society is entitled to but not required to utilize submissions, whether they be contest winners or otherwise.
Contest entrants must not reproduce their submissions with the intention to sell or publicly distribute the work.
Contest entrants are entitled to use their submission as a part of their personal portfolio.

REWARD:
Two (2) Silver Badges to the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival
Access to all film screenings, Opening & Closing Night events, and the Festival VIP Lounge.
Find this information and more at www.filmadelphia.org/events/pffdesigncontest/

PFS THEATER AT THE ROXY ANNOUNCES RITTENHOUSE RESIDENT SUMMER DISCOUNT

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 PFS THEATER AT THE ROXY ANNOUNCES RITTENHOUSE RESIDENT SUMMER DISCOUNT 

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY OFFERS THEIR NEIGHBORS $2 OFF TICKETS THROUGH AUGUST

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) July 1, 2014– The PFS Theater at the Roxy will offer a $2 off discount to all their fellow Rittenhouse neighbors for all showtimes in July and August. Patrons can present  I.D. or utility bill in their name at box office to receive discount.

This month PFS Theater at The Roxy is showing Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS and the indie hit SNOWPIERCER starring Captain America’s Chris Evans (July 4).

DISCOUNT DETAILS

v  Valid at all showtimes July 1-August 31

v  Open to Rittenhouse residences only. Must live between Market & South/Broad to 24th Streets

v  Must show proof of residency. Photo I.D. or utility bill with your name and address.

v  Discount available in-person only.

The new PFS Theater at the Roxy is located at 2023 Sansom Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Showtimes and tickets will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org/nowshowing and at the theater’s box office.

PFS THEATER AT THE ROXY ANNOUNCES BYO WINE NIGHTS EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH AUGUST

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PFS THEATER AT THE ROXY ANNOUNCES BYO WINE NIGHTS EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH AUGUST

THEATER INVITES PATRONS TO LIVEN-UP THEIR MOVING-GOING EXPERIENCE THIS SUMMER

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) June 12, 2014– The PFS Theater at the Roxy will make BYO Wine Nights a weekly special on Wednesdays, following success of similar events for THE OTHER WOMAN and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

Beginning Wednesday, June 18 patrons 21+ can purchase a premium ticket, which will allow them to bring their own bottle of wine to sip during some of the Summer’s most buzzworthy films.

This month PFS Theater at The Roxy is showing this summer’s sleeper hit, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and will open Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS, based on the Broadway hit show June 20.

BYO WINE NIGHT DETAILS

v  All Wednesday shows at 7pm and later June 18-August 27

v  Must be 21+ with valid ID.

v  Ticket price: $14, includes film screening, corking fee and glassware.

The new PFS Theater at the Roxy is located at 2023 Sansom Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Showtimes and tickets will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org/nowshowing and at the theater’s box office.

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL CELEBRATES OPENING NIGHT WITH EARTH TO ECHO

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL CELEBRATES OPENING NIGHT WITH EARTH TO ECHO

FEATURING INTRO WITH STAR ASTRO!

WHO/WHAT:           

The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival celebrates Opening Night with sci-fi adventure EARTH TO ECHO. The screening will include intro and photo-op with star Astro.PICFF has partnered with New York International Film Festival, one of the longest running and acclaimed children’s film festivals on the circuit, the three-day festival, held Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014, will offer a variety of animated, live-action and experimental short and feature films from all around the world.

Note: This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available for purchase online at Filmadelphia.org. Press are invited for coverage ONLY.                                                  

 

WHEN:                                  

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

Press Call-Time: 5:15PM

Talent Arrival: 5:45PM

Screening Begins: 6:00PM

 

WHERE:

PFS Theater at The Roxy 2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

For more information, visit www.filmadelphia.org/picff

EARTH TO ECHO IN THEATERS JULY 2

“BYOWine NIGHTS” AT THE PFS ROXY THEATER

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“BYOWine NIGHTS” AT THE PFS ROXY THEATER
Wednesday, May 21  & Thursday May 22 for Select Screenings of ‘THE OTHER WOMAN,’ Starring Cameron Diaz & Leslie Mann
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Friday, May 16, 2014 - This is one for the ladies! The PFS Roxy Theater hosts “BYOWine Nights” in conjunction with select film screenings of Nick Cassavetes’ newest film, THE OTHER WOMAN, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Nikolaj Coster- Waldau. Gather up your gal pals, a bottle of vino, and we will take care of the rest! THE OTHER WOMAN opens daily at the theater beginning today, Friday, May 16.
WHEN:  Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30pm, 10:00 pm & Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm, 10:00 pm
WHERE: PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street, Phila PA 19103
TICKETS: $14 includes THE OTHER WOMAN film ticket, glassware and corking fee. Tickets available now at http://bit.ly/1sABfpy or PFS Roxy Theater box office.
ABOUT THE FILM:
PG-13/119 min
Director: Nick Cassavettes
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Kinney
Not your everyday rom-com: After discovering her boyfriend (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann, This is 40), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered  (newcomer Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. The oddest friends are about to get even…

PFS LOCAL FILMMAKER SERIES SCREENS KERMIT GOSNELL DOCUMENTARY, 3801 LANCASTER II

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PFS LOCAL FILMMAKER SERIES SCREENS KERMIT GOSNELL DOCUMENTARY, 3801 LANCASTER II
Western PA Director David Altrogge’s follow up to the short film about
an illegal abortion clinic in West Philadelphia
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Through the monthly Filmadelphia at the Roxy Local Filmmaker Series, the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) will host filmmaker David Altrogge for a film screening and Q&A of 3801 LANCASTER II.An in-depth follow up to the 2013 short film about the chilling details behind Kermit Gosnell’s illegal abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, 3801 LANCASTER II is a featurette about the doctor, his victims, and the cover-up by local oversight agencies that delves into the how’s and why’s of the operation. The documentary series has three goals: to make the public aware of what happened at the Women’s Medical Society, to give Gosnell’s victims an outlet to tell their stories, and to help find and shut down clinics that continue to operate in the same manner.

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 FILM LINE UP

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 FILM LINE UP
Tickets on sale Friday, May 23

(Tuesday May 13, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA) - The Philadelphia Film Society announces the full line-up of the second Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival (PICFF). Partnering with New York International Children’s Film Festival, one of the longest running and acclaimed children’s film festivals on the circuit, the three-day festival, held Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014,  will offer a variety of animated, live-action and experimental short and feature films from all around the world.

The event will be held exclusively at the PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. Tickets will be available online and at the theater box office beginning Friday, May 23, 2014.

In support of youth programming throughout the city, the Philadelphia Film Society will donate $1.00 for every ticket purchased online to ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships. ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships’ mission is to keep Philadelphia’s youth safe and active by facilitating supervised activities in the dangerous after school hours.

The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival is sponsored by Comcast Xfinity and Whole Foods Markets.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY LAUNCHES MIDNIGHT CULT FAVORITE AND GENRE FILM SERIES, THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT

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PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY LAUNCHES MIDNIGHT CULT FAVORITE AND GENRE FILM SERIES, THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT

 THE SERIES OPENS WITH DARIO ARGENTO’S ITALIAN CULT CLASSIC, SUSPIRIA ON FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

(Monday, May 5, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA) – The Philadelphia Film Society is excited to announce the full lineup of The Graveyard Shift, a monthly midnight showcase expanded from a category of the Philadelphia Film Festival. The series will host cult favorite and new genre films for fans of horror, action, suspense, thriller and the downright weird.

The first leg of the series was launched in early-April during the PFF: Spring Showcase, presented by PFS, and included two nights of late night genre films.

Kicking off with director Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching and Bitching, the Spanish horror comedy focused on a set of bumbling bankrobbers that get more than they bargained for when their high speed getaway leads them into a small village where a blood-thirsty coven of witches is preparing for an ancient ritual.

The following night featured acclaimed Korean director Kim Ki-Duk’sMoebius, one of the most daring pieces of modern cinema, the film displays a shocking, provocative, grotesque, unpredictable meditation of family, monogamy, and Buddhism in this genre classic in the making.

“The Graveyard Shift has always been an anticipated section of our annual film festival,” said Allison Koehler, Education and Programs Director for the Philadelphia Film Society.  “The year-round expansion program is going to be really fun, unique, and a little whimsical.  It’s a distinct take on the midnight series, including international cult classics on 35mm and exciting new genre work coming straight out of the festival circuit.”

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY HOSTS MONTHLY SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS FILM SERIES AT THE PFS ROXY THEATER

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PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY HOSTS MONTHLY SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS  FILM SERIES AT THE PFS ROXY THEATER

APRIL LAUNCH COINCIDES WITH NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

(Monday, April 21, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA) - In recognition of April as National Autism Awareness Month, the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is proud to launch Sensory Friendly Sundays, an inclusionary monthly film screening series designed to consider children with developmental and behavioral disabilities.

International, award-winning, animated and live action feature films are presented in a sensory friendly environment, free from many of the traditional issues that make a trip to the movie theater challenging for some children.

The environment is designed to create accessibility for individuals who may have a heightened sensitivity to the darkness, visual effects, or volume of a traditional movie theater experience.  To create a sensory friendly environment, theater house lights are partially raised and overall volume is reduced.

Furthermore, the traditional social expectations for silence and stillness in the theater are relaxed, extending the program’s reach to include children who may experience difficulty adhering to these standards.

“The program is all about awareness and accessibility,” said Allison Koehler, Education and Programs Director for the Philadelphia Film Society. “Launching in April affords us the opportunity to participate in national Autism Awareness month and the series is designed so that everyone feels welcomed and has the same opportunities to participate with PFS in the very exciting and dynamic world of contemporary film.”