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Last night PFS offered its members a sneak preview of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, an international story of love, war, faith and fishing. An Arab Sheik from the country of Yemen (Amr Waked) strongly desires to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the desert. Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) is the account executive of a British company which represents the business interests of the Shiek, and is given the task of finding a fishing expert/scientist, Dr. Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor) to head up the Sheik's project.
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The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night and this year it was the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival that came out a big winner in terms of programming some of the most notable films of 2011.
From nominees to winners, last Fall's Festival shone through in many of the film-related categories. The Descendants, which won Best Picture and Best Actor (George Clooney) for Motion Picture - Drama, closed out the 20th PFF with a sold out crowd of almost 900 attendees.
In 1994, when Philadelphia-based writer-director M. Night Shyamalan was editing his second film, Wide Awake, he had a premonition about his next project. He said to his editor, "You know, I'm going to write a screenplay called The Sixth Sense. Bruce Willis is going to star in it." The editor's response was a simple "Yeah, sure." Flash forward to September 1997...
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Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, Parinda Patel, attended a press junket with actor-turned-director Michael Rapaport, in anticipation of his latest documentary film project, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. Rapaport spoke about how his life-long love of hip hop (and Tribe in particular) prompted him to make this film. He also speaks of his now very public relationship with the group, which took a tumultuous downturn ealier this year when the film hit the Sundance Film Festival.
Renaissance woman alert! Multi-hyphenate Brit Marling and writer/director Mike Cahill stopped by the Franklin Institute last Thursday evening to screen their incredible new film, Another Earth, and take questions from a diverse audience of PFS film-lovers, university physicists, and self-professed astronomy nerds.