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
ALL I CAN SAY
Using intimate footage recorded by late Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon, this intimate autobiography captures Hoon’s life, creative process, and struggles with addiction.
After moving in with an enigmatic young woman and her dying mother, an ex-soldier cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.
BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS
In this inventive hybrid of documentary and drama from filmmaking duo Bill and Turner Ross, patrons and staff at a beloved dive bar celebrate the bar’s last day of business.
CREEM: AMERICA’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAGAZINE
Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, this doc explores the rise and fall of “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine.”
An inspiring, emotional look at four ACLU lawyers on the front lines of relentless attacks on civil liberties as they prepare for four pivotal cases.
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.
A GIRL MISSING
A nurse for a suburban Japanese household gets tangled up in the disappearance of the family’s youngest daughter after a surprising suspect is revealed.
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
With unprecedented access, this intimate documentary follows the iconic musician’s evolution from choirboy in rural Canada to troubled troubadour to international star.
HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Featuring candid interviews with Grace Jones, Anna Wintour, Isabella Rossellini, and more, this doc is a wildly entertaining portrait of the controversial fashion photographer.
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
This rousing documentary chronicles John Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun-control, health-care reform, and immigration.
After winning a large sum of money, a grouchy, chain-smoking grandmother finds herself mixed up with a seedy Chinatown gang in this wry, quirky comedy.
For this powerful documentary, Ron Howard spent a year with the residents of Paradise, California, filming their efforts to recover after 2018’s devastating Camp Fire.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Michael Cera stars as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must face off against his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in a series of video game-style battles.
FREE WATCH PARTY
August 15 | 7:30 PM
SONG WITHOUT A NAME
The story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned.
A THOUSAND CUTS
In the face of Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian regime, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa places her freedom on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler.
WHAT WE FOUND
When a high schooler goes missing, a group of friends undertake a harrowing journey to find out what happened to her.
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.
YOU NEVER HAD IT: AN EVENING WITH CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Based on an interview conducted in 1981, this doc captures a long night of smoking and drinking with Bukowski as he discusses writing, sex, and humanity.