SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
NORA EPHRON | USA | 1993 | 105 MIN
After the death of his wife, Sam (Tom Hanks) re-enters the dating pool when his precocious son Jonah (Ross Malinger) calls into a radio show and begs the host to help his depressed dad. Across the country, Baltimore reporter Annie (Meg Ryan) hears the broadcast and becomes infatuated with the widower in Seattle, despite the fact that she’s already engaged to nice but uninteresting Walter (Bill Pullman). With some prodding by her best friend Becky (Rosie O’Donnell), Annie writes to Sam, setting in motion a series of events culminating at the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Hopscotching across seemingly every major metropolitan in the USA on the way to a happy ending, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE is as witty and knowing as it is unabashedly romantic, thanks to Nora Ephron’s typically ingenious script.
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rosie O’Donnell
“So warm and gentle I smiled the whole way through.” –Roger Ebert
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia and nostalgia films? 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 Philadelphia Film Center 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!