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
In this Iranian drama, a middle-aged woman and her second husband decide to take her ailing ex into their home, leading to unexpected developments for all three.
Unresolved feelings surface when a mother summons her family for one final reunion as she looks to end her battle with a terminal illness.
Following a Kansas farmer, a laid-off Ohio factory worker, and a Florida Uber driver, this doc reveals a collective American experience of financial challenge and resilience.
Winner of the Sundance Grand-Jury Prize, this visionary film from Hubert Sauper is an impressionistic and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, “utopian” Cuba.
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
FREE WATCH PARTY
September 26 | 7:30 PM
A lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists.
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University
Film Available September 30 – October 7
Q&A: October 6th | 7:00 pm | Zoom Webinar
THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND
A Mexican trans woman strives to balance her love life and awakened passion for activism as an undocumented immigrant living in New York City.
After falling asleep on the last subway train, a Maghrebi cleaning woman makes her way home across Brussels, encountering disparate strangers along the way.
I AM WOMAN
This uplifting biopic tells the story of Helen Reddy, the fiercely ambitious Australian singer behind the 1971 megahit anthem that became the rallying cry of the women’s liberation movement.
JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT
Featuring testimony from legends like Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, this portrait traces the surprisingly significant role that music has played in Jimmy Carter’s life and work.
MADE IN BANGLADESH
Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, a textile worker fights for her rights after a co-worker is killed at her factory.
OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE
Drawing on his own deeply personal reflections, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.
RED, WHITE & WASTED
Immersed in the off-road motorsport of “mudding,” this doc follows mudding enthusiast must question his passion when the last mudhole in Orlando is shut down.
RIVER CITY DRUMBEAT
This multigenerational story of music, love, and legacy follows the leaders and young members of an African-American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky.
This sexy dramedy follows a successful but emotionally fragile therapist who becomes entangled in the messy romantic life of her unstable new client.
This documentary digs deep into the crates of the vinyl record resurgence, and asks how vinyl’s second life has changed how we listen to music and to each other.
WE ARE MANY
The never-before-told story of the largest demonstration in human history, and how the movement created by a small band of activists changed the world.
YES, GOD, YES
STRANGER THINGS star Natalia Dyer plays as a devout Midwestern teen attempting to come to terms with her burgeoning sexuality in this delightfully honest coming-of-age comedy.