- Film Festival
The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.
About the film
A working-class hooligan and father to-be sees a chance to turn his life of petty crime around when his community service officer opens him up to the world of whiskey distillery in this crowd-pleasing new film from PFS alum Ken Loach ("Looking For Eric").
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly
Country/Year: UK/France/Belgium/Italy 2012
Run time: 101 minutes
Official Selection of: Cannes Film Festival 2012
General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UARTS Current Students & Faculty: FREE
Whiskey Happy Hour
Join us from 6-7pm at Time Restaurant for $5 whiskey cocktails before the screening!
Film Discussion led by Dr. Paul Swann
Dr. Paul Swann is the current Chair of the Film & Media Arts Department and an Associate Professor in FMA at Temple University. Paul Swann studies and writes about visual culture from a critical and historical perspective. Research interests include the international culture trade and media and the city. He is currently writing about the reception of American popular television in Asia and British films in the United States. He is also interested in the synthesis of media theory and practice. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and scholarly anthologies including Studies in Visual Communication; Critical Communication Review; Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Media Development, Velvet Light Trap, Cinema Journal.