For Immediate Release:
23rd PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES TO RECORD SOLD-OUT AUDIENCES
Crescendo! The Power of Music Takes 2014 Audience Award
Post-Festival Screening of ‘Citizenfour’ Added Exclusively for Badgeholders
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) October 29, 2014 – The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festivalended its 11-day celebration of all things cinematic with a sold-out closing night screening of Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.
This year’s festival, which ran from October 16-26, featured 113 films from 28 countries, as well as panel discussions, community events, filmmaker Q&As and a rapidly growing education series inclusionary of students from Philadelphia’s public, private and charter schools.
“We were incredibly excited about the turnout this year, as well as the overwhelming positive feedback we received about the program,” said Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have met and exceeded expectations and are looking forward to doing it again next year.”
PFF23 featured 25 sold out shows for the following 19 titles: ’71, Art and Craft, Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Clouds of Sils Maria, Crescendo! The Power of Music, Force Majeure, The Imitation Game, The Immortalists, Imperial Dreams, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, The Mirage, Mommy, The Overnighters, Revenge of the Green Dragons, St. Vincent, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Tomorrow We Disappear, Wild, Wild Canaries, and Winter Sleep.