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THE 20TH PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS FULL FESTIVAL SLATE
SUNDANCE GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER LIKE CRAZY TO OPEN FEST
ALEXANDER PAYNE’S THE DESCENDANTS TO CLOSE FEST
120 FEATURES FROM 35 COUNTRIES TO SCREEN FESTIVAL RUNS
FROM OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 3
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) September 27, 2011 - The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full slate for the upcoming 20th Philadelphia Film Festival, which will run October 20 – November 3 on 8 screens throughout the greater Philadelphia area. The Festival will open on October 20th with the Philadelphia Premiere of Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy. Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy is a powerful story about two young lovers whose relationship is threatened by international borders. The Festival will close on October 29th with Alexander Payne’s The Descendants. Starring George Clooney, The Descendants is a sharp, emotional and often hilarious portrait of a man who uncovers life’s altering secrets while his wife is on her deathbed.
The Festival will also feature 6 Gala screenings, including: Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, a captivating political thriller about a controversy surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays; Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, a suburb silent film in classic black-and-white that was the darling of the Cannes Film Festival; Jim Field Smith’s Butter, a politically incorrect satire that places an all-star cast in the competitive world of butter carving; Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass’ Jeff, Who Lives At Home, a sincere comedy about family, destiny, mystery and finding one’s place in the universe; Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn, a charming behind-the-curtain biopic on the relationship between Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe; and Steve McQueen’s Shame, the powerful and provocative winner of the Best Actor prize in at the Venice Film Festival, which tells the story of a man who is forced to confront his own extreme sexual compulsions.
Check out the full line up with trailer links on Cinedelphia.com
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