21st Philadelphia Film Festival Features Eight Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film Category in the 85th Academy Awards

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(Philadelphia, Pa) Friday, September 28, 2012 – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival is proud to announce that amongst the more than 100 feature length films screening at this year’s Festival, eight films have already been nominated by their home countries for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for February 24, 2013.  The films represent four Festival categories, Masters of Cinema, New French Films, Spanish Language Cinema and World Narratives, and include:

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Full Festival Line-Up

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Locally shot Silver Linings Playbook to kick off Festival; Robert Zemeckis’ captivating Flight to close Festival 

Over 100 films from 35 countries to screen during 11-day event, which runs from Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 28, 2012

 (Philadelphia, PA) September 24, 2012 – The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-up of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 18 – October 28 on 7 theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

21st Philadelphia Film Festival Pilots New Free Ticket Program, “PFF On Us”

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Thousands of Free Tickets to Select Films Will Be Distributed to Event Patrons and Partner Organizations

 (Philadelphia, PA—September 5, 2012) – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, to be held October 18-28, invites the city to see something it’ll never forget. New this year, the Festival is launching a pilot program that offers complimentary tickets to select films throughout the 11-day event, thanks to support provided by the Wyncote Foundation.

“PFF On Us” further realizes the mission of the Philadelphia Film Society, which aims to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding.  By removing the economic barriers to a variety of screenings at the Festival, PFS expects to make the Festival accessible to all interested Philadelphians and to create a shared cultural experience throughout the community.

Tickets to the “PFF on Us” program within the Festival will be complimentary and made available to both Film Society Members and the general public on a “first-come, first serve” basis until all tickets have been claimed. Ticket reservations for the general public will be made available online at   http://philadelphiafilmfestival.ticketleap.com/pff-on-us  or over the phone at 267-239-2941. Tickets may be redeemed starting Oct. 1 (Sept. 28 for PFS Members). For more information, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/tickets or call the number above.

Additionally, the Philadelphia Film Society has invited diverse organizations from across the area to participate in the program in order to expand its audience to underserved communities. If you or your organization would like to participate as a partner organization, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/partner

The Philadelphia Film Festival annually features the best cinema from around the world including, domestic and international films from both new filmmakers and renowned artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Lerman; Associate Director of Programming, Jesse Trussel ; Programmers Tom Quinn (The Weinstein Company) & Ryan Werner (IFC); and Associate Programmer Dilcia Barrera.

All tickets to the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org beginning Monday, October 1, 2012. Pre-sale tickets are available to Philadelphia Film Society members beginning Friday, September 28, 2012. A full schedule of film listings will be available beginning Thursday, September 27, 2012. Information about the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, including specific guests and venues will be available soon.

THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS THE PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE OF THE WORDS, WITH STAR BRADLEY COOPER AND WRITERS/DIRECTORS BRIAN KLUGMAN AND LEE STERNTHAL

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Post-screening Q&A with Cooper, Klugman and Sterntha on August 27th at the Prince Music Theater

(Philadelphia, PA—August 7, 2012) – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is thrilled to announce it’s hosting a very special, members-only, pre-release screening of The Words starring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL “EARLY-BIRD” RATES FOR MULTI-LEVEL ACCESS BADGES DURING 21st PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL

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LIMITED QUANTITIES ON SALE FOR 10 DAYS BETWEEN JUNE 21-JUNE 28, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA – June 20, 2012) – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) announces new access badges for the upcoming Philadelphia Film Festival, held October 18-28, 2012. The four new levels of badges create flexibility and introduce exciting new benefits that serve to expand the festival experience over a wide range of audiences. A special “Early-bird” sale will take place this Thursday, June 21st, 12:00pm (noon) online-only, in very limited quantities at discounted rates, during a special 10-day pre-sale promotion. Badges can be purchased at www.filmadelphia.org/badges

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS PRESENT A SCREENING OF JOE DANTE’S MATINEE AS PART OF THE ARTIST AS A FILMMAKER MONTHLY SCREENING SERIES

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(PHILADELPHIA, PA) May 29, 2012—The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts have collaborated to create The Artist as a Filmmaker, a monthly film series that exemplifies the work of world-renowned film directors who began their careers in the visual arts. This program serves as an extension of the annual Philadelphia Film Festival’s Masters of Cinema selection with the purpose to educate the audience on the collaboration of multiple art forms, while celebrating the introductory year of the University of the Arts’ School of Film in 2012.

WXPN Hosts Philadelphia’s First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music in Partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society Initial slate includes more than 10 films all about music

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. March 19, 2012- Philadelphia’s only film festival dedicated to music is coming soon to theaters near you! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that the XPN Music Film Festival produced by the Philadelphia Film Society will run from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29. The initial slate features more than 10 films including rockumentaries, biopics about musicians and movies that are defined by great soundtracks. 

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LAUNCH THE ARTIST AS A FILMMAKER MONTHLY SCREENING SERIES

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE NOTABLE DIRECTORS SUCH AS ALFRED HITCHCOCK, JIM JARMUSCH, MIRANDA JULY & DAVID LYNCH

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) March 2, 2012 – The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts presents The Artist as a Filmmaker, a monthly film series highlighting world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to film making. The program serves to expand the annual Philadelphia Film Festival’s Masters of Cinema component, educating its audience on the collaboration of multiple art forms, while celebrating the introductory year of the University of the Arts’ School of Film in 2012.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 30 –DAY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

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FUNDING WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ON-GOING ROXY THEATER RENOVATIONS;  VENUE DUE TO OPEN IN SPRING 2013 

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) February 21, 2012 – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) will launch a Kickstarter campaign to support a necessary revitalization of the historic Roxy theater, the last remaining movie house in Rittenhouse Square.  The campaign will begin on Friday, February 22 and end on Friday, March 22, 2013. Contributions will aim to raise at least $40,000, which will fund the immediate renovation of the theaters, including upgraded seating, wall treatments, and carpeting – all of which will allow for a Spring opening in early April.  Additional funding beyond this goal will be allocated towards the purchase of new, digital equipment, advancing the digital conversion of the venue.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY TAKES OVER PROGRAMMING FOR TROCADERO THEATER’S ‘MOVIE MONDAY’ SCREENING SERIES

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2012 SLATE KICKS OFF WITH SCREENINGS OF 50/50 & DRIVE, PRECEEDING THE DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE OF BOTH FILMS

 WHAT:  Philadelphia Film Society begins the New Year by taking over film programming during the Trocadero Theater’s long-running “Movie Monday” screening series. The weekly series, a notable event amongst film lovers in the Philadelphia area, showcases a range of films from recent releases and cult classics to genre-based indie favorites.