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IFC FILMS CONTEST

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Watch Trailers for IFC’s HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE and AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY to Win Tickets to YOUR SISTER’S SISTER!

YOUR SISTER’S SISTER is a favorite film in the PFS office and we are very excited to offer up a pair of Run of Engagement tickets for you to see the film during any showing Mon – Thurs after the film opens June 22, 2012 at the Ritz Five in Philadelphia! All you have to do to win the passes is watch two trailers of fantastic, upcoming documentaries from IFC Films and Sundance Selects and answer a question about each trailer.

What could be easier!?

First watch AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY – TRAILER

Named by ArtReview as the most powerful artist in the world, Ai Weiwei is China’s most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months, he quickly became China’s most famous missing person. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, as well as his family and others close to him, while working as a journalist in Beijing. In the years she filmed [b]AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY[/b], government authorities shut down Ai’s blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention–while Time magazine named him a runner-up for 2011’s Person of the Year. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2012, her compelling documentary portrait is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

QUESTION #1: What famous pop artist is Ai Weiwei said to be the “Beijing version” of in the trailer?

Then watch HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE – TRAILER

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

Question #2: Complete the tagline of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE from the trailer – Their Courage Gave Them Strength. Their Strength _____ _____ ____.

Send your answers to tickets@filmadelphia.org and good luck! Contest closes Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2pm.

About YOUR SISTER’S SISTER:
Emily Blunt (Five Year Engagement), Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married), and Mark Duplass (attendee of the 20th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival as the Director of Jeff Who Lives at Home) star in YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, a new comedy about romance, grief and sibling rivalry. A year after his brother Tom’s death, Jack (Duplass) is still struggling emotionally. When he makes ascene at a memorial party, Tom’s best friend Iris (Blunt) offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris’ sister Hannah (Dewitt) who is reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship and finds solace in Tom’s unexpected presence. A blurry evening of drinking concludes with an awkward sexual incident, made worse by Iris’ sudden presence at the cabin the next morning. A twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships is set in motion with raw, hilarious and emotional performances from the all-star cast.

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