(PHILADELPHIA, PA) May 29, 2012—The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts have collaborated to create The Artist as a Filmmaker, a monthly film series that exemplifies the work of world-renowned film directors who began their careers in the visual arts. This program serves as an extension of the annual Philadelphia Film Festival’s Masters of Cinema selection with the purpose to educate the audience on the collaboration of multiple art forms, while celebrating the introductory year of the University of the Arts’ School of Film in 2012.
This month’s pick for The Artist as a Filmmaker series is Matinee, directed by Joe Dante. A graduate of University of the Arts in 1968 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography, Joe Dante is most known for his popular 1984 film Gremlins. Starring John Goodman, Matinee, is the story of an unimportant film promoter who releases a cheesy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis, (IMDb). The film is an ode to the farcical B-grade movies that Dante spent much time reviewing in his early years as a horror film critic.
Wednesday, June 20; 7:30pm
The Gershman Y
401 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
$5 General Admission.
FREE for PFS Members & UArts Students/Faculty with ID
Tickets available at the door, CASH ONLY
Please check www.filmadelphia.org/events for more information and updated schedules for The Artist as A Filmmaker series as well as the various other events from the Philadelphia Film Society.
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