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One of the shining standouts of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival and of the whole year was David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Set in Philadelphia, last year’s opening night film starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Jennifer Lawrence follows a bi-polar man who recently gets released from a mental hospital and befriends a mysterious girl with her own baggage who agrees to help him reconcile with his estranged wife. But through a series of events that involves dancing and the Philadelphia Eagles, the pair grows closer together despite all their problems.
The month of February celebrates a number of things for different groups of people. In the United States and Canada, it’s Black History Month. In the UK, it’s LGBT History Month. For fans of the NFL, it marks the end of their season as the two top teams in the NFL battle it out in the Super Bowl. Finally, for cinefiles all over the world, this February is all about Hollywood looking back at the past year’s praiseworthy films in order to honor them at the 85th Academy Awards.
However, I have a confession to make: I’m not too huge on award shows, especially the Academy Awards.
If you missed out on ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, the opening film of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival from director David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, or if you just want to see it again, you have another chance to see it before it hits theaters by becoming a member of the Philadelphia Film Society!
We’re having a members only screening of the film on November 1st, so if you want in on what many festival goers consider to be the best film of the festival thus far, and one of the best films of the year, be sure to look into getting a membership.
In just a few short hours, the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival kicks off this year’s festivities with a screening of David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro.
If you managed to get tickets or snag a badge (since that’s the only way you’ll get into this SOLD OUT event), you’ll be rubbing elbows with ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ author Matthew Quick, producers Donna Gigliotti and Bruce Cohen, and director O. Russell since they’ll all be making appearances right here in Philly for the festival.