JONATHAN DEMME | USA | 1993 | 125 MIN | PG-13
The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Michael A. Nutter Theatre
(Entrance at 13th and Arch Streets-East side)
Inspired by a real court case, Philadelphia follows Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a hotshot, closeted lawyer whose career ambitions are derailed when his firm’s partners learn of his AIDS diagnosis. Andrew files a wrongful termination suit, and seeks the assistance of Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), a talented personal injury lawyer who harbors some ugly prejudices of his own. Hanks took home a much-deserved Oscar for the role of Andrew, who fights to maintain his courage and stoicism even as his body begins to fail him, and Washington is equally strong as a man whose homophobia gradually gives way to genuine empathy and understanding. One of the first major Hollywood films to tackle the devastation of the AIDS epidemic, Philadelphia is a heartbreaking, impassioned argument for human dignity and respect.
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Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Great selection of wine, beer, and mixed drinks.
As always, movie concession snacks and soft drink are FREE!
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards
“Compassionate, compelling, and emotionally devastating.” –The Washington Post
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.