We are excited to announce the full lineup of curated programming for July through September taking place at the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street). The lineup includes the limited series Summer of Trilogies, a summer series to help you beat the heat while experiencing some of cinema’s greatest trilogies of all time, a Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie tournament featuring CLUELESS, MEAN GIRLS, and BOOKSMART, family-friendly screening of MATILDA with pre-screening activities, and cult classic ALIENS in 4K.
Tickets to individual screenings are currently available to purchase on Filmadelphia.org, prices range from $13 to as low as $5. Individual tickets can be purchased for all films in limited series at the price point of $13 ($9 for PFS Members) or there is a bundle ticketing option available for those interested in attending all films in the series. Summer of Trilogies bundle is $27 ($23 for PFS Members) – Summer of Trilogies bundles exclude the STAR WARS trilogy which has individual tickets only. It’s A MAD MAX World four film bundle is $36 ($32 for PFS Members). Get In Loser, We’re Going Back To High School! Quizzo Tournament bundle is $27 ($23 for PFS Members).
Below you will find more information about the screenings.
Curated Programming for July – September Lineup
Limited Series: Summer of Trilogies – Summertime in Philly can be brutal, but PFS’ Summer of Trilogies is here to help you beat the heat while experiencing some of cinema’s greatest trilogies of all time. Whether you check out an individual film or dive into our Saturday marathons, Summer of Trilogies will offer blockbuster hits and art house classics all summer long.
HAIL TO THE KING, RAIMI! – After a trip through the multiverse of madness, return to the cabin in the woods with Ash, his boomstick, a chainsaw, and a never ending parade of ghouls and demons in Sam Raimi’s maximalist horror comedy extravaganza that changed the genre forever. See All 3 Films on Saturday July 9!
THE EVIL DEAD | JULY 6
EVIL DEAD II | July 7
ARMY OF DARKNESS | July 8
A TALE OF TWO DROIDS – Inspired by the Vietnam War and Flash Gordon, George Lucas released his little space film 45 years ago and dramatically changed the way movies, merchandise, expanded universes, and fan theories were made. Relive the journey of Luke, Leia, and Han as they rebel against an evil empire and cinema’s most iconic villain. See All 3 Films On Saturday July 16!
STAR WARS | July 13
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK | July 14
RETURN OF THE JEDI | July 15
BYE FELICIA – Ice Cube explores just how much really can happen in one day in South Central LA, while showing what payback truly looks like and how one can get fired on your day off, in this cult classic series depicting the often negatively portrayed hood of the time in a more comedic light.
FRIDAY | July 15
NEXT FRIDAY | August 26
FRIDAY AFTER NEXT | September 1
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO APU – The world of rural India during colonization is seen through the eyes of a Bengali boy named Apu in Satyajit Ray’s ambitious and humanist coming-of-age saga.
PATHER PANCHALI | July 17
APARAJITO | July 24
APU SANSAR | July 24
FOREIGN AFFAIRS – Possessing one of the most diverse filmographies of contemporary cinema, the ever-ambitious Richard Linklater crafts an authentic and endearing tale to swoon over about the little moments of film magic that can happen between two strangers once they stop being polite and start getting real. See All 3 Films on Saturday July 23!
BEFORE SUNRISE | July 20
BEFORE SUNSET | July 21
BEFORE MIDNIGHT | July 22
BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER – Though they may be lacking in the brains department, Bill & Ted offered cinema one of its greatest and most admirable friendships ever seen. Who could ever guess that the metalhead slackers of Wyld Stallyns would not only inspire a utopian society of the future, but continue to have a celebrated and robust film career for decades to come? Remember, we are just dust in the wind, dude. See All 3 Films on Saturday July 30!
BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE | July 27
BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY | July 28
BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC | July 29
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, BERGMAN – The prolific and notoriously dour Swede leaves behind his more expressionism work, like The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries, to double down on confronting his lifelong crisis of faith and create a powerful trio of films that are as dramatic as they are intellectually stimulating.
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY | July 31
WINTER LIGHT | July 31 & August 7
THE SILENCE | August 7
I’M WALKIN’ HERE: EXTENDED EDITION – The once in a lifetime cinematic experience of visiting the idyllic hobbit holes of the Shire, the halls of Gondor, or the dreadful volcanic Mordor for the first time has yet to be surpassed in Peter Jackson’s loving and unabashedly epic adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy literary masterpiece. See All 3 Films on Saturday August 6!
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING | August 3
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS | August 4
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING | August 5
THE WRIGHT STUFF – Almost a decade after his first film, A FISTFUL OF FINGERS, Edgar Wright tapped into an emerging internet-savvy zeitgeist that would become beholden to all things meta with his second feature SHAUN OF THE DEAD. See All 3 Films on Saturday August 13!
SHAUN OF THE DEAD | August 10
HOT FUZZ | August 11
THE WORLD’S END | August 12
THEY BELONG IN A MUSEUM – Harrison Ford’s notoriously preferred iconic role is pure Spielberg firing on all cylinders. Bursting with memorable stunts, thrilling set pieces, and a triumphant score that evoke classic serial adventures of the past, the Indiana Jones series has been often imitated, but never dethroned. Plus two of the entries have a common enemy we can all get behind punching in the face. See All 3 Films on Saturday August 20!
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK | August 17
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM | August 18
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE | August 19
VIVE LA FRANCE – One of the most celebrated art-house trilogies of all times finds Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieślowski loosely utilizing the French Republic’s ideals motto of liberty, equality and fraternity as a basis for three very different genres of film all fiercely acted by international stars of the time and featuring dazzling visuals.
THREE COLOURS: BLUE | August 21
THREE COLOURS: WHITE | August 28
THREE COLOURS: RED | August 28
IT’S A MAD MAX WORLD – Cinema’s definitive portrayal of modern society’s collapse due to limited resources and endless war, George Miller’s revolutionary MAD MAX series’ wasteland setting has become synonymous with anarchic action set pieces and punk-fueled apocalyptic visuals. In 2015, the original trilogy was graced with a new entry and arguably the greatest action film ever made. See All 4 Films on Saturday August 27!
MAD MAX | August 24
MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR | August 25
MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME | August 26
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – BLACK & CHROME | August 27
MAN’S BEST FRIEND – Skilled in kung fu and quite possibly the nicest guy in Hollywood, Keanu Reeves did the unthinkable when he took on another action franchise dressed to the nines and made it a big screen spectacle with an immediate cult following. The JOHN WICK series is masterful in its simplicity of plot that allows the film to operate off of pure adrenaline, heart, and kinetic, fist pumping action. See All 3 Films on Saturday September 3!
JOHN WICK | August 31
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 | September 1
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM | September 2
$13 | $9 for PFS Members
Whether you go all in on our Saturday marathons or want to space out the trilogy during the week, our bundles offer a chance to build your own custom screening schedule.
$27 | $23 for PFS Members
It’s A MAD MAX World Four Film Bundle
$36 | $32 for PFS Members
Limited Series: AP Bio – No late night study sessions or textbooks needed for these adventurous films that forego the standard, Oscar-baity practices synonymous with the cinematic biopic tradition for more imaginative, unique, and illuminating interpretations of life.
8 ½ | Director Federico Fellini | September 9
A famous Italian director’s writer’s block leads him to seek inspiration from the people of his past in Fellini’s timeless and dreamy rumination on the director’s life and creative process.
MIRROR | Director Andrei Tarkovsky | September 10
Unraveling like a stream of consciousness, Andrei Tarkovsky’s most intimate and visually stunning work finds a dying poet reflecting upon different stages of his life in the Soviet Union.
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS | Director Terry Gilliam | September 10
Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s psychedelic odyssey into Sin City to rue the decimation of the American Dream is filled with bats, lizard people, and a trunk full of drugs.
BONNIE AND CLYDE | Director Arthur Penn | September 11
New Hollywood was ushered in with a bang, and some sex, when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty took on the roles of the eponymous, free-wheeling bank robbers that would come to define an era.
THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES | Director Sergei Parajanov | September 11
Often cited as one of cinema’s greatest achievements, the life of Armenian poet Sayat-Nova is visually told through jaw- dropping and surreal tableaux from director Sergei Parajanov.
PERSEPOLIS | Director Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnoud | September 16
With evocative animation, Marjane Satrapi adapts her own graphic novel about coming of age during the Iranian Revolution and her family’s strength and survival under a new regime.
NAKED LUNCH on 35MM | Director David Cronenberg | September 16
Welcome to Interzone as David Cronenberg blends the life of the Beat Generation’s godfather, William S. Burroughs, with the junk-fuelled hallucinations of the author’s most famous work.
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS | Director Paul Schrader | September 17
The life and work of conflicted Japanese writer Yukio Mishima is brilliantly intertwined with Phillip Glass’ rousing score in Paul Schrader’s ingenious masterpiece about the sacrifice made for art.
BADLANDS | Director Terrence Malick | September 18
Inspired by true events, Terrence Malick’s revered 1973 debut captures the dissolution of innocence in America when a young girl involves herself in the midst of a killing spree with her hot-headed boyfriend.
$13 | $9 for PFS Members
After Hours: Bringing together the odd, eerie, thrilling, and downright weird, this is the home of cult classics.
ALIENS in 4K | Director James Cameron | July 8
57 years after the horrific events on the Nostromo, PTSD-ridden Ripley joins a group of meathead marines on a mission to investigate a space colony gone dark.
THE THING in 4K | Director John Carpenter | August 12
If the freezing terrain wasn’t enough, badass Kurt Russell must confront growing paranoia amongst a group of Antarctic researchers when an invading parasitic alien takes the form of any living being.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE in 4K | Director Tobe Hooper | August 19
Presented in 4K, Leatherface has unexpected guests over for a wholesome family meal in Tobe Hooper’s genre defining, horrific foray into the tumultuous psyche of a divided country.
BATTLE ROYALE | Director Kinji Fukasaku | September 9
THE HUNGER GAMES who? The original “send teens to an island of death for entertainment,” BATTLE ROYALE is a terrifying and action-packed sociological study of one’s limits to survive that you swore you saw first!
$13 | $9 for PFS Members
Film Essentials: Cinema’s greatest treasures as they were meant to be seen: on the biggest screen in Center City.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | Director Robert Mulligan | July 11
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the acclaimed adaptation investigates the bigotry of the Deep South through the eyes of Scout Finch and her lawyer father’s defense of an innocent Black man.
BRAZIL: DIRECTOR’S CUT | Director Terry Gilliam | July 21
A man attempts to find the woman of his dreams while navigating a dystopian, bureaucratic and Kafkaesque nightmare in this futuristic fairy tale from visionary Terry Gilliam.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST in 4K | Director Sergio Leone | August 14
Presented in 4K, blue-eyed Henry Fonda puts on the black hat in maestro Sergio Leone’s crowning achievement about a wandering harmonica player’s mysterious journey dead set on revenge.
THE THIRD MAN in 4K | Director Carol Reed | August 25
Suspicion arises when an American travels to post-war Vienna only to discover his friend is MIA in this thrilling 4K restoration of Carol Reed’s dutch angle-galore classic.
KILLER OF SHEEP | Director Charles Burnett | September 15
A monumental episodic merging of cinéma vérité and Italian neorealism from Charles Burnett follows a working-class Black man facing the challenges and uncertainty of life in 1970s LA.
$13 | $9 for PFS Members
Family Matinees: Welcoming children and caregivers to experience kid-friendly classics both new and old.
THE SWORD IN THE STONE | Director Wolfgang Reitherman | July 17 & July 21*
Young Arthur gets the education of a lifetime when the kooky wizard Merlin takes him under his beard to learn about the world and possibly become King!
MUPPETS FROM SPACE | Director Tim Hill | August 21 & August 25*
A great muppet rescue is in order when Gonzo attempts to learn of his extraterrestrial origins only to fall into the hands of the government in this entertaining ode to being yourself.
MATILDA | Director Danny DeVito | September 15* & September 18
Telekinetic bibliophile Matilda, takes on her swindling family and the tyrannic Miss Agatha Trunchbull in a loving adaptation of Roald Dahl’s esteemed children’s classic.
$9 | $4 Child | $5 for PFS Members
* Sensory Friendly Screenings – a screening where the lights are up, the sound is down, and patrons are invited to respond to the film in whatever way feels best for their bodies and minds!
Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie: Put your movie and pop culture knowledge to the test with this pairing of trivia and nostalgic films
BATMAN FOREVER | Director Joel Schumacher | July 7
When he isn’t hitting up the drive-thru, Batman must deal with a spandex madman and Tommy Lee Jones in Joel Schumacher’s insane, DayGlo sponsored comic book riot, batnipples and all.
HAIRSPRAY | Director Adam Shankman | August 4
Take John Waters’ classic, stir in some toe tapping tunes, and add a dash of John Travolta to create a bona fide classic musical film about a young woman’s quest to dance on TV.
Get In Loser, We’re Going Back To High School! Quizzo Tournament
CLUELESS | Director Amy Heckerling | September 8
Whether you are ensembly challenged or maybe just a snob and a half, CLUELESS memorialized plaid and an ageless Paul Rudd as it adapts Jane Austen’s EMMA for the “as if” generation.
MEAN GIRLS | Director Mark Waters | September 15
It may not be October 3rd, but you can definitely sit with Cady Heron as her attempt to sabotage the plastics from the inside begins to unravel when she starts to enjoy being Queen Bee.
BOOKSMART | Director Olivia Wilde | September 22
Allow your breath to be taken away by two overachieving nerds as they make up four years of staying in and studying into one last night of high school debauchery in Olivia Wilde’s instant classic.
$13 | $9 for PFS Members
Get In Loser, We’re Going Back To High School! Quizzo Tournament Bundle
$27 | $23 for PFS Members
For more information about the titles please visit Filmadelphia.org/Film-Series.