Curated groupings of films including director retrospectives, anniversary series, 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.
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
F. GARY GRAY | USA | 2009 | 108 MIN | R
November 8 | 7:00 PM | Michael A. Nutter Theatre
A fatal break and enter ignites the fuse for a grief-stricken man to seek violent revenge while a sympathetic attorney tries to stop him before it’s too late.
BRIAN DEPALMA | USA | 1981 | 107 MIN | R
January 17 | 7:00 PM | Michael A. Nutter Theatre
When a sound engineer for horror movies captures a car accident involving a prominent government official, his investigation and paranoia leads him to suspect foul play.
The Michael A. Nutter Theatre is located at the The Pennsylvania Convention Center
(Entrance at 13th and Arch Streets-East side)
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.
ROBIN BERGHAUS | USA | 2017 | 72 MIN | NR
October 7 | 7:00 PM | PFS Roxy Theater
After having his legs and arms amputated due to a life-threatening infection, a man looks to stand-up comedy as a therapeutic outlet while awaiting a life-changing procedure.
FIONA DAWSON, GABRIEL SILVERMAN | USA | 2018 | 92 MIN | NR
November 12 | 7:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
Actively serving individuals fight for their freedom, while defending our country’s, when they come out as transgender to their superiors despite the threat of a reinstated ban.