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.”

Philadelphia Film Society Announces PFF: Spring Showcase Line-up

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Philadelphia Film Society Announces PFF: Spring Showcase Line-up

 Held April 11 – 17, 2014, the Event will Feature Over 20 New and Retrospective Feature-Length Films

(Philadelphia, Pa – Thursday, March 20, 2014) – Philadelphia Film Society is announcing the full film slate for the upcoming PFF: Spring Showcase, which will be held Friday, April 11 to Thursday, April 17, 2014.

The PFF: Spring Showcase is a new spring extension of the Philadelphia Film Festival, allowing the Film Society to bring to Philadelphia more of the highly-anticipated diverse programming that audiences can expect from the annual Philadelphia Film Festival. A small collection of exciting new films including summer releases and other hits from the festival circuit, it is a great sampler of the kinds of films that will be presented in the line-up this fall.

In its opening weekend, the Showcase will feature 17 films currently screening through the international film festival circuit. The remainder of the event will feature evening screenings highlighting the creative and visually captivating films of 2014 Oscar Winner for Best Director, Alfonso Cuarón. The retrospective series will screen all of Cuarón’s features in chronological order beginning with his first, 1991′s Sólo Con Tu Pareja.

Tickets will go on sale to Philadelphia Film Society members during a special pre-sale window from Friday, March 21 until Sunday, March 23, 2014. Tickets will open up to the general public beginning Monday, March 24, 2014. All film screenings will be held exclusively at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia Pa 19103.

THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW FILM FESTIVAL, PFF: SPRING SHOWCASE, HELD APRIL 11 – 17, 2014

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THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW FILM FESTIVAL,  PFF: SPRING SHOWCASE, HELD APRIL 11 – 17, 2014 EVENT WILL FEATURE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FILMS FROM NEW FILMMAKERS AND RENOWNED ARTISTS

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – MARCH 12, 2014) – The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that it will produce the Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF): Spring Showcase, a 7-day film event scheduled to take place from Friday, April 11 to Thursday, April 17, exclusively at the PFS Theater at the Roxy.

“I’m thrilled to add this exciting new event to the PFS 2014 calendar, allowing us to spotlight some of our favorite upcoming films from the Spring and Summer while also showcasing the newly renovated PFS Theater at the Roxy,” said Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director.  “With the event scheduled to take place principally at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, I certainly recommend getting tickets early, as I hope and expect a full sell-out.”

The Spring Showcase offers a preview of the kind of diverse programming that audiences can expect from the annual Philadelphia Film Festival, October 16 – 26, 2014.  A small collection of exciting new films including summer releases and other hits from the festival circuit, it is a great sampler of the kinds of films that will be presented in the line-up this fall.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING DATES FOR PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL FRIDAY, JUNE 6 – SATURDAY, JUNE 8 2014

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FESTIVAL PAVES THE WAY FOR YEAR-ROUND YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMMING, FEATURING 2014 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM THE SECRET OF KELLS

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) FEBRUARY 12, 2014 - The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is proud to announce the official dates of the 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 June 6- 8, 2014,  will offer a variety of animated, live-action and experimental short and feature films from all around the world. Now in its second year, the event will be held exclusively at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2021 Sansom Street Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Film Society.

Further expanding programming for children and families throughout the year, the Philadelphia Film Society will host ‘Saturday Morning Specials,’ an affordable monthly screening series of unique, family-friendly contemporary and classic films from all around the world. In an effort to further accessibility in the local community, a reduced ticket price accompanies each screening.  Adult matinee and member prices apply. Kids ages 12 year old and under are just $1.00. ‘Saturday Morning Specials’ is supported by The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation.

PFS THEATER AT THE ROXY TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY

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THEATER WILL OPEN WITH WALT DISNEY’S SAVING MR. BANKS THIS FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY PARAMOUNT’S THE WOLF OF WALL STREET ON CHRISTMAS DAY

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) December 20, 2013 – The PFS Theater at the Roxy will officially open its doors to moviegoers on Friday, December 20. During its first weeks in business, Center City moviegoers will have the chance to see two of the holiday season’s most highly-anticipated films beginning with Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson this Friday and director Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio on Christmas Day.

22ND PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILM ADDITIONS AND SCHEDULING CHANGES

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(Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Philadelphia, Pa) – The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 27, is excited to announce additions to the film line-up.

The Festival is thrilled to be adding a Centerpiece Screening of 12 Years A Slave, already one of the most critically acclaimed and highly anticipated films of the year.   The follow-up from renowned director Steve McQueen to 2011′s Shame, 12 Years A Slave tells the incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom after being abducted and sold into slavery.  The screening of 12 Years A Slave will take place on Saturday, October 19th at 8:30pm in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, in the timeslot formerly occupied by Nebraska.

Likewise the Festival is excited to announce that the screening of Nebraska, previously scheduled for Saturday, October 19th at 8:30pm, will take place instead on Monday, October 21st at 7:30pm at the Prince Music Theater, with director Alexander Payne and actor Will Forte scheduled to attend.  Bruce Dern, who was previously announced to appear, is unfortunately no longer expected to be in attendance.

Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival Announces Full Film Line Up

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Inaugural Festival Presented By PNC Arts Alive and In Partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival Highlights Feature-length and Short Films Representing 15 Countries

(October 9, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA)
 - The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-up of the first Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival (PICFF), presented by PNC Arts Alive. Partnering with New York International Children’s Film Festival, one of the longest running and acclaimedchildren’s film festivals on the circuit, the three-day festival, held November 15 – 17, 2013,  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 newly renovated PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2021 Sansom Street Philadelphia, scheduled to open later this Fall. Tickets will be available online beginning Tuesday, October 15. Program details and film schedules are available at www.filmadelphia.org/picff. Event brochures will be available at box office locations throughout the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, October 17 – 27, 2013. Location details can be found at www.filmadelphia.org/festival.

Philadelphia Film Society Announces Beer Collaboration with Dock Street Brewing Co. during 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival Season

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(October 3, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Film Society and Dock Street Brewing Co. announce a collaboration on the newest beer out of Dock Street’s line of locally-crafted brews, the Cinnister Cinema Stout. The stout will be available at Dock Street Brewery and exclusively at events during the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, including the Festival VIP Lounge.  Throughout Philadelphia, you can likely find Cinema Stout on tap at Standard Tap, Johnny Brenda’s and other select bars and restaurants in the city in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Cinnister Cinema Stout is a classic American Stout based on the award winning homebrew recipe of Dock Street Brewer, Justin Low. Brewed with Mexican cinnamon sticks and a dose of brown sugar, this stout is slightly bitter, roasty, coying and satisfying.

LOCAL FILMS LIGHT UP 22ND PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL

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GREATER FILMADELPHIA CATEGORY FOCUSES  ON AREA FILMMAKERS AND TALENT  

(Thursday, October 3, 2013 – Philadelphia, Pa) – The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 27, is proud to announce the 2013 slate for the Greater Filmadelphia category, which annually features work from some of the finest homegrown filmmakers, bringing Philadelphia and its talent to the big screen.

This year, the Greater Filmadelphia category presents 6 stellar films highlighting the Philadelphia-area and local filmmakers, including the U.S. Premieres of both 1982 and McCanick, following their world premieres at the Toronto Film Festival.  The category also includes the Philadelphia premiere of Let the Fire Burn, which will be followed by a panel of key figures to discuss the history behind the film, as well as the Philadelphia premieres of The Discoverers, The Suspect and Town Hall.

22nd Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Full Festival Line-Up

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Over 100 films from 36 countries to screen during 11-day event,
which runs from Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 27, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA – September 27, 2013) The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-upof the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 17 – October 27 on 6 theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

The Festival will open on October 17th with J.C. Chandor’s survival epic, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, at the Perelman Theater. Jason Reitman’s unusual family portrait, Labor Day, will close the Festival on Friday, October 25th at the newly renovated Prince Music Theater.