FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH SUNDANCE GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER LIKE CRAZY, CLOSE WITH ALEXANDER PAYNE’S THE DESCENDANTS, AND FEATURE GALA PRESENTATIONS OF THE ARTIST, JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN AND SHAME
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) September 21, 2011 – The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce its Gala Screenings for the upcoming 20th Philadelphia Film Festival which will run October 20 – November 3. The Festival will open on October 20th with the Philadelphia Premiere of Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy. Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy is a powerful story about two young lovers whose relationship is threatened by international borders. The Festival will close on October 29th with The Descendants, starring George Clooney. The Descendants is a sharp, smart and emotional film, powerfully blending comedy and tragedy.