With Film Essentials at the Philadelphia Film Center, PFS is giving audiences the chance to experience some of cinema’s greatest treasures as they were meant to be seen: on vivid 35mm and on the biggest screen in Center City!
Passport to World Cinema brings a handpicked selection of the best international titles from around the globe to the PFS Roxy Theater for their first and often only opportunity to be seen on the big screen in Philadelphia. To enhance the viewing experience, in-depth discussions led by distinguished film critics and scholars follow the film screenings.
Celebrate our talented local filmmakers each month during the Philly Film Showcase. PFS turns the Philadelphia Film Center Black Box into a venue for up-and-coming filmmakers of all ages, level, and backgrounds. Each Showcase is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and talent to elicit feedback from the audience.
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drinks? 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!
Curated groupings of films including director retrospectives, anniversary series, and more.
Limited engagements, one-night-only presentations, and eventized screenings of everything from established classics to exciting new titles.