The Film Society’s new Virtual Theater allows us to bring the curated film selection you’ve grown to love at the PFS Roxy and Philadelphia Film Center directly into your home. Partnering with art house distributors to bring you films that would otherwise be on the big screen, all virtual screening tickets purchased directly support the Film Society, and help in our mission to remain Philadelphia’s foremost resource for film presentation and education.
HOW TO WATCH
Set in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, this documentary captures the struggles and human resilience in the battle to survive the pandemic in Wuhan.
ANOTHER ROUND is a fun, moving, life-affirming and thought-provoking drama about friendship, freedom, love – and alcohol.
BORN TO BE
DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University
Film Available January 13 – January 20
Q&A: January 19 | 7:00 PM | Zoom Webinar
THE CHANGIN' TIMES OF IKE WHITE
This doc follows the strange journey of Ike White, a musical prodigy who recorded an acclaimed album while serving a life sentence in prison.
CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER
The new film from indie maverick Mickey Reece is a complex love story about two sisters vying for the affection of a man who may or may not be a vampire.
CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN
This doc details the punk poet’s explosive existence, from his salad days growing up in Ireland to forming the Pogues and the conquering the known universe.
FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO
Over a period of 35 years, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8 and 16mm film, videotape and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering businessman from Park City, Utah.
After a young Chinese student goes missing on a university campus, her family travels to the US to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
MAYBE NEXT YEAR
This insightful documentary captures the lead-up to the Eagles’ historic Super Bowl victory, following the fans who cheered for them every step of the way.
One of the most insightful and unique films ever to explore life in the West Bank, this documentary follows the charismatic mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah.
Journey across the world and through history with Nicholas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian on a mission to find the Founding Fathers’ buried treasure.
FREE WATCH PARTY
January 23 | 7:30 PM
SHADOW IN THE CLOUD
In this exhilarating action thriller, Chloë Grace Moretz plays a WWII pilot trapped between an oncoming air ambush and a mysterious evil lurking in the shadows.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
This hilariously strange, proudly unreliable biopic of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King is a kinky, eye-popping cinematic marvel.
This comprehensive documentary provides insight into the many sides of Frank Zappa, one of modern music’s most popular yet uncategorizable artists.