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21st Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Full Festival Line-Up
Locally shot Silver Linings Playbook to kick off Festival; Robert Zemeckis’ captivating Flight to close Festival
Over 100 films from 35 countries to screen during 11-day event, which runs from Thursday, October 18 - Sunday, October 28, 2012
(Philadelphia, PA) September 24, 2012 – The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-up of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 18 - October 28 on 7 theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
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Thousands of Free Tickets to Select Films Will Be
Distributed to Event Patrons and Partner Organizations
(Philadelphia, PA—September 5, 2012) – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, to be held October 18-28, invites the city to see something it’ll never forget. New this year, the Festival is launching a pilot program that offers complimentary tickets to select films throughout the 11-day event, thanks to support provided by the Wyncote Foundation.
“PFF On Us” further realizes the mission of the Philadelphia Film Society, which aims to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. By removing the economic barriers to a variety of screenings at the Festival, PFS expects to make the Festival accessible to all interested Philadelphians and to create a shared cultural experience throughout the community.
Tickets to the “PFF on Us” program within the Festival will be complimentary and made available to both Film Society Members and the general public on a “first-come, first serve” basis until all tickets have been claimed. Ticket reservations for the general public will be made available online at here or over the phone at 267-239-2941. Tickets may be redeemed starting Oct. 1 (Sept. 28 for PFS Members). For more information, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/tickets or call the number above.
Additionally, the Philadelphia Film Society has invited diverse organizations from across the area to participate in the program in order to expand its audience to under-served communities. If you or your organization would like to participate as a partner organization, please visit www.filmadelphia.com/partner
The Philadelphia Film Festival annually features the best cinema from around the world including, domestic and international films from both new filmmakers and renowned artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Lerman; Associate Director of Programming, Jesse Trussel ; Programmers Tom Quinn (The Weinstein Company) & Ryan Werner (IFC); and Associate Programmer Dilcia Barrera.
All tickets to the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org beginning Monday, October 1, 2012. Pre-sale tickets are available to Philadelphia Film Society members beginning Friday, September 28, 2012. A full schedule of film listings will be available beginning Thursday, September 27, 2012. Information about the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, including specific guests and venues will be available soon.
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THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS THE PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE OF
THE WORDS, WITH STAR BRADLEY COOPER AND WRITERS/DIRECTORS
BRIAN KLUGMAN AND LEE STERNTHAL
Post-screening Q&A with Philadelphia’s own Bradley Cooper, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal on August 27th at the Prince Music Theater
(Philadelphia, PA—August 7, 2012) – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is thrilled to announce that it will host a very special members-only, pre-release screening of The Words starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana.
The highly anticipated premiere will be held at the Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, on August 27 at 7:30pm. After the screening, Bradley Cooper, and oldest friends, Philadelphia natives Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, will participate in a Q&A.
"We're thrilled to be welcoming back Bradley Cooper, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal to Philadelphia, in support of The Words," said PFS Executive Director Andrew Greenblatt. "We're incredibly grateful to CBS Films for allowing us to present this fantastic film to Philadelphia."
In the romantic drama The Words, a writer at the peak of success discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man's work. The Words stars Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-winner Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, and Zoë Saldana.
Along with The Words, PFS is gearing up to present the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival. The 11-day festival will run from October 18-28 and will feature over 100 films from all over the world. In previous years, renowned films have shown before their theatrical release including Black Swan, The Artist and The Descendants. Festival Badges and 6-Pack tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.filmadelphia.org/festival.
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ABOUT CBS FILMS
CBS Films is a division of CBS Corporation. The division develops, finances, acquires, produces and releases theatrical feature films spanning all genres. For more information, log on to www.cbsfilms.com.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival, featuring the best of American and international cinema, as well as offering unique and varied programming throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and an instrument of cultural change. The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival is scheduled for October 18-28, 2012. For more information about the Philadelphia Film Festival and PFS, please contact 267-239-2941 or visit us at www.filmadelphia.org
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The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) announces new access badges for the upcoming Philadelphia Film Festival, held October 18-28, 2012. The four new levels of badges create flexibility and introduce exciting new benefits that serve to expand the festival experience over a wide range of audiences. A special “Early-bird” sale will take place this Thursday, June 21st, 12:00pm (noon) online-only, in very limited quantities at discounted rates, during a special 10-day pre-sale promotion. Badges can be purchased at www.filmadelphia.org/badges
Badge holders receive priority admission for 11 days of film, in addition to other exclusive benefits (depending on badge level)
Please read the additional attachments for more information including prices and badge details.
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The Philadelphia Film Society and The University of the Arts screen MATINEE as their next installment of The Artist as the Filmmaker Series. This series gives its audience the opportunity to screen work by directors who began their careers as visual artists. This program serves as an extension of the Masters of Cinema selection with the purpose to educate the audience on the collaboration of multiple art forms while celebrating the the introductory of the University of the Arts' School of Film in 2012.
Joe Dante, the director of MATINEE, is most well known for his film Gremlins was a graduate of the University of the Arts in 1968. 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.
For more information click the attachment to see the official media alert.
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