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
From legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, this epic doc chronicles the efforts of Boston’s city government to meet the needs and demands of the city’s people.
THE GERMAN LESSON
As part of his prison sentence after WWII, Siggi Jepsen, writes an essay that focuses on his childhood in a German village during the war.
An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.
When a reluctant bare-knuckle boxer and his older brother rack up a hefty debt, they are forced to chaperone an unexpected travel companion cross-country for one last fight in search of their fortune.
THE KEEPER tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross, The Reader), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon.
Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, MARTIN EDEN is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics.
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.
MICHAEL SMERCONISH: THINGS I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I STARTED TALKING
Recorded at the historic Bucks County Playhouse, this performance captures radio host Michael Smerconish’s very personal take on the nation’s partisan divide.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
King of Halloween Town Jack Skellington’s plans to kidnap Santa and add his own spin to Christmas in this holiday mashup from the mind of Tim Burton.
FREE WATCH PARTY
December 5 | 7:30 PM
This subversive satire finds an upstanding cop in a police-training VHS beginning to overstep his jurisdiction when confronted with the thin blue line.
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.