A KNIGHT’S TALE
BRIAN HELGELAND | USA | 2001 | 132 MIN
A KNIGHT’S TALE is a rollicking good time full of 70s jams, epic jousting matches, and Heath Ledger at his dreamiest.
History books tell us that in the 14th Century, an uncommonly studly commoner named Will impersonated a man of noble birth in order to compete in the honorable and very lucrative sport of jousting. Aided by a ragtag group of friends including renowned author Geoffrey “Jeff” Chaucer, Will triumphed over his opponents as his fans rhythmically stomped and clapped along to Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” With his charm and wispy, golden locks, Will also caught the eye of Jocelyn, a foxy noblewoman who liked to dress like she was on her way to a medieval rave. Will won tournament after tournament and wooed his love with romantic letters and funky court dancing, but it was only a matter of time before his humble background caught up with him. Also, his blacksmith founded Nike. These are the facts, which A Knight’s Tale brings to life in stirring, period-accurate detail.
“A 14th-century good time.” –Washington Post
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drink? Then get your friends together to form an awesome Quizzo team (witty squad name required) and put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test at PFS’ monthly Quizzo & Movie!
Every First Thursday of the month, come out to the Prince Theater for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. During the film, we will tally up the scores and reveal the winning team as the credits roll. The first-place team and runners-up will win prizes and bragging rights!