BRIAN DEPALMA | USA | 1981 | 107 MIN | R
The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Michael A. Nutter Theatre
(Entrance at 13th and Arch Streets-East side)
When a sound engineer for horror movies (John Travolta) captures a car accident involving a prominent government official, his investigation and paranoia leads him to suspect foul play.
Considered one of the greatest thrillers of all time and a bona fide cult classic, Brian de Palma’s Blow Out is as much a love letter to 80s Philadelphia as it is an expertly crafted homage to the Master of Suspense, Hitchcock. Featuring a never-better John Travolta, the taut thriller includes heart-pumping set pieces at the Wissahickon and 30th Street Stations (flipboard schedule intact). But it is the grand finale, a car chase through Center City and climatic 4th of July fireworks display on the waterfront that has been seared into moviegoers’ minds ever since the film hit the big screen.
Cast: John Travolta, John Lithgow, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz
“A fresh, fizzy cocktail of paranoid cover-ups and conspiracies. Welcome to film-geek nirvana.” –Entertainment Weekly
The Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia Film Society are ecstatic to announce a new collaboration — one-of-a-kind film series, PhillyMade, held at the Michael A. Nutter Theatre. This brand-new bi-monthly series is dedicated to looking back at seminal films that feature our City of Brotherly Love on the big screen. Whether it’s Bradley Cooper tailgating in Lot D or John Travolta witnessing possible foul play on River Road, Philly has been home to some of the most iconic scenes in contemporary film history. Join us as we celebrate classic films that are truly PhillyMade.