Curated screenings including limited series, one-night-only presentations, and more.
PhillyMade at the Michael A. Nutter Theatre
The PA 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.
JONATHAN DEMME | USA | 1993 | 125 MIN
March 11 | 6:30 PM | The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nutter Theatre
Jonathan Demme’s courtroom drama is a moving look at one man’s fight for justice in the face of bigotry and intolerance.
DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University
Presented with Thomas Jefferson University, DocNights showcases celebrated contemporary documentaries exploring vital issues that affect our world, followed by enriching post-screening Q&As featuring the documentary subjects, filmmakers, and university conversation partners.
During 2019-2020, DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University will feature four compelling films about diverse issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community experience every day. Whether it is an internal journey of self-discovery and recovery, coming out to loved ones, or facing challenges in the workplace, this collection hopes to inform while encouraging compassion and enriching conversations. The series is co-presented with William Way LGBT Community Center.
In an effort to bring these important and enlightening stories to members of the Philadelphia community, DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University is FREE to attend.
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
DANIEL KARSLAKE | USA | 2019 | 91 MIN
March 17 | 7:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
Four individuals face the journey of coming out to their loved ones in this emotionally-charged exploration of understanding and acceptance.
Following the screening, subjects Elliot Porcher and Coleen Stevens Porcher will join us for a Q&A and discussion, lead by Reverend Washington-Leapheart, the Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs through the City of Philadelphia.