PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SUMMER FILM SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AWESOME FEST, PRESENTED BY PARX CASINO®

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PROGRAM FEATURES 3 PHILADELPHIA FILM PREMIERES AND 3 RETROSPECTIVE SCREENINGS CELEBRATING THE 1980S 

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) MAY 7, 2013 – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) in partnership with Awesome Fest will present three double-feature screening events as part of this summer’s 10-week citywide film and music festival celebrating the 1980s. The series will include the Philadelphia premieres of The Kings of Summer, Prince Avalanche, and Computer Chess, along with two theatrically similar classics of the era, Stand By Me and Can’t Buy Me Love.

 The Awesome Fest, which runs from June 14th through August 17th, will include over 50 events, featuring 30 outdoor movies, special guests, anniversary screenings, an ‘80’s style prom, and popular musicians from the decade.

The series, within Awesome Fest and programmed by PFS, will be held once a month from May through July, at the Landmark Ritz Theaters. Tickets are available for purchase by double-feature or a bundle package which includes all six films. Access to the Philadelphia Premieres of Prince Avalanche and Computer Chess is only available through purchase of a bundle package. Discounts are available for Philadelphia Film Society Members.

Films by schedule:

 Wednesday, May 29

Ritz East Theater, 125 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

 

 The Kings of Summer (2013), 7:30pm

A modern-day homage to Stand By Me and The Goonies, this fun new summer tale sees three friends who run away from home to build their own lodging in the middle of the local woods. Dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Nick Offerman, Moises Arias, Nick Robinson.

Buy tickets: http://theawesomefest.com/events/kings-summer

 

Stand By Me (1986), 9:30pm

Four young friends set out on an adventure to find the body of a missing local boy. During this coming-of-age journey the boys face obstacles that challenge the bonds of their friendship.

Dir. Rob Reiner. Starring River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland.

Buy tickets: http://theawesomefest.com/events/stand-me

 

Tuesday, June 25

Ritz Five, 214 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

 

Prince Avalanche (2013), 7:30pm

In 1988, two city highway workers journey into the woods. The forest sets the backdrop for a summer of misadventures and bonding over shared experiences. Dir. David Gordon Green. Starring Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault.

Buy tickets: http://theawesomefest.com/events/prince-avalanche

 

Computer Chess (2013), 9:30pm

During a weekend tournament for chess software programmers, technology and the human spirit compete. This film set in the 1980’s lays the groundwork for artificial intelligence, as we know it. Dir. Andrew Bujalski. Starring Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins.

Buy tickets: http://theawesomefest.com/events/computer-chess

 

Wednesday, July 24

Ritz East Theater, 125 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

 

The Spectacular Now (2013), 7:30pm

A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.” Despite their opposing views of the future, they are somehow drawn together. Dir. James Ponsoldt. Starring Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kyle Chandler.

Buy tickets: http://theawesomefest.com/events/spectacular-now

 

Can’t Buy Me Love (1987), 9:30pm

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and pays one of the most popular girls in school to be his girlfriend. Once part of the “in” crowd, he sees that the price of popularity is higher than expected.

Dir. Steve Rash.Starring Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains.

Buy tickets: http://theawesomefest.com/events/cant-buy-me-love

 

The “Awesome” Bundle

One ticket gains access to ALL six movies showing in the Philadelphia Film Society’s Summer Series.

Buy tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/270105-awesome-bundle-philadelphia/

 

Check out the full lineup at:

www.theawesomefest.com

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