- Film Festival
Back in January of last year, it was announced that Sam Raimi’s cult classic horror film ‘Evil Dead’ was being remade by a first-time director from Uruguay with a script by ‘Juno’ writer Diablo Cody. Not too many people were happy about that. However, now that the film has opened in theaters everywhere, everyone seems to be singing the praises for this remake.
This year marked my first time attending the Berlinale. Having never been to Berlin before, and knowing the importance of the Festival, I was very excited for the trip. Every Festival is a very distinct experience, and Berlinale is no exception. The industry presence is overwhelmingly international, even more so than Cannes, largely because of the proximity to Sundance (Berlin starts about 2 weeks after).
This weekend, the new movie from the hometown writing/directing team Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, ‘The Words’, opens in theaters everywhere. Featuring fellow Philly boy Bradley Cooper, as well as Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes, and J.K. Simmons, the film tells the story of Rory Jansen, a struggling writer who finds fame after passing off a lost manuscript as his own novel and then deals with the consequences of stealing another man’s words.
Well, that’s one story that’s presented in the movie anyway.
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YOUR SISTER'S SISTER is a favorite film in the PFS office and we are very excited to offer up a pair of Run of Engagement tickets for you to see the film during any showing Mon - Thurs after the film opens June 22, 2012 at the Ritz Five in Philadelphia!
In celebration of the Barnes unveiling its new Philadelphia home with 56 consecutive hours of free admission and activities, the Philadelphia Film Society partnered with the Barnes for a Midnight Film Series that put a focus on art around the world.
Attendees got to enjoy being among the first to wander the incredible collection of the Barnes Foundation at its new home in Philadelphia, as well as enjoy SEVEN stellar films hand-picked by Philadelphia Film Society Artistic Director Michael Lerman in the brand-new Barnes Auditorium.
The Philadelphia Film Society is thrilled to have recently received a grant from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (the Fund) to go towards our general operating expenses. We deeply appreciate the generosity of the Fund and the City of Philadelphia and look forward to working with them this year to enrich the film community within Philadelphia.
First time filmmaker, Evan Glodell, wrote, directed and starred in his visually-compelling feature, Bellflower. The film follows two friends, Woodrow and Aiden, who are obsessed with the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max and its sequel, The Road Warrior. Living in California, the two spend their time imagining life after the apocalypse and building real weapons and other objects for their imagined world.
The 20th Anniversary Philadelphia Film Festival Short Film Competition is
supported by the Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge
The Philadelphia Film Society is seeking submissions from area filmmakers for the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival Short Film Competition.
In preparation for the PFS 20th Anniversary movie event – Metropolis, I decided to do a little research on Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece.
First I found an interesting movie analysis on a site called The VigilantCitizen (excerpts):
Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent movie “Metropolis” (link to blog post of Tampa Theater Summer Film Festival showing of the film)
is one of those t