PFS Announces Curated Programming Lineup for June!
The Philadelphia Film Society Announces Lineup of Curated Programming for June at the Philadelphia Film Center!
The lineup includes the limited series Freedom! 90s and After Hours: Bad Dads Edition. June kicks off The Summer of Trilogies Strikes Back with Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY! As well as screenings of BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, & SONG OF THE SEA.
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is excited to announce the full lineup of curated programming for June taking place at the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street). The lineup includes the limited series Freedom! ‘90s, as the world braced for the end of the millennium these films and filmmakers offered an integral voice and perspective into the past, present and future of queer cinema, a Throwback Quizzo & Movie screening of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, family-friendly screening of SONG OF THE SEA with pre-screening activities, and cult classic, ROAR.
Tickets to individual screenings are currently available to purchase on Filmadelphia.org, prices range from $14 to as low as $6. Individual tickets can be purchased for all films in limited series at the price point of $14 ($9 for PFS Members) or there is a bundle ticketing option available for those interested in attending all films in the series. The Sight and Sound six film bundle is $60 ($48 for PFS Members). The Bad Dads bundle is $25 ($20 for PFS Members). The Freedom! 90’s bundle is $50 ($45 for PFS Members). Let The Games Begin! film bundle is $33 ($28 for PFS Members).
Below you will find more information about the screenings.
Curated Programming for June Lineup
- RRR | May 27 | 7:00 PM | Film Center
- Academy Award viewers may have just learned of Best Original Song winner “Naatu, Naatu”, but anyone who has attended our monthly RRR screenings over the past year know that the greatest spectacle of the decade is three hours of pure cinematic bliss that must be seen in theaters. Come celebrate, cheer along, and see the most epic, ferocious, entertaining film to ever screen in Philly!
Limited Series: Freedom! ‘90s – As the world braced for the end of the millennium these films and filmmakers offered an integral voice and perspective into the past, present and future of queer cinema.
- PARIS IS BURNING | June 3 / 7:00 PM | June 21 / 7:30 PM | Film Center
- The category is…vulnerability in this layered documentary embedded in the 1980s New York Ballroom and Drag scene- a source of liberation, family, and survival for Black and Latinx queer people in a world designed for their eradication.
- HAPPY TOGETHER in 4K | June 4 / 3:00 PM | June 28 / 7:30 PM | Film Center
- In another visually lyrical universe crafted by Wong Kar-Wai, a romantic trip to Argentina brews discord between two lovers and drives their fractured relationship further apart.
- SHOW ME LOVE (FUCKING ÅMÅL) in 4K | June 7 | 7:00 PM
- Love awakens conflict between two teenage girls, from vastly different social spheres, as they contend with the possibility of a romantic relationship in Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson’s charmingly authentic debut.
- SHOW ME LOVE (FUCKING ÅMÅL) – Free Community Screening | June 16 | 7:00 PM
- In Partnership with Sip City Mixer. Tickets for this event are FREE, a reservation to the event is required. Sip City Mixer is an intentionally diverse, inclusive, welcoming and safe space for LGBTQ women, femmes, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming queer Philadelphians.
- VELVET GOLDMINE | June 10 / 7:00 PM | June 23 / 9:00 PM | Film Center
- Years after escaping the public eye, the life of an elusive ‘70s superstar is placed under the microscope of a particularly determined journalist, who intends to extract the truth behind the mystique in Todd Hayne’s very own space oddity.
- THE DOOM GENERATION in 4K | June 17 / 7:30 PM | June 25 / 6:00 PM | Film Center
- New Queer Cinema legend Gregg Araki goes full 4K Araki on a catastrophic, darkly comic, road trip laced with sex, violence, and liberation as two anarchic teens pick up an enigmatic drifter as the world crumbles around them.
The Summer of Trilogies Strikes Back – One year ago, we spent the summer showcasing some of the most beloved blockbuster and arthouse trilogies in existence. This year we are doing it all over again with popcorn flicks, international cinematic sagas, and a whole lot of marathons. Stay tuned for the full line-up!
- Let The Games Begin – Even as the smell of sweaty rubber, Day-Glo paint, and Mr. Freeze puns still lingered, filmmaker Christopher Nolan emerged as the hero Batman deserved, and fans certainly needed in 2005, with his remarkably grounded and cerebral Caped Crusader trilogy.
- BATMAN BEGINS in 4K | June 15 / 7:30 PM | June 24 / 1:00 PM | Film Center
- The emotionally unavailable, bat-fearing millionaire Bruce Wayne must prove to his childhood sweetheart that he isn’t just a Chad while thwarting a chilling specter from his past.
- THE DARK KNIGHT in 4K | June 21 / 7:00 PM | June 24 / 4:00 PM | Film Center
- Heath Ledger. That’s it.
- THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in 4K | June 24 | 7:45 PM | Film Center
- A tale of two ambitious films stuffed into one grandiose finale has an eloquent bodybuilder igniting a revolution that will leave a vulnerable Batman seeking the aid of a notorious cat burglar.
- BATMAN BEGINS in 4K | June 15 / 7:30 PM | June 24 / 1:00 PM | Film Center
After Hours: Bad Dads – Sometimes a dad just needs to let loose and upend the entire family by fulfilling lifelong dreams and putting loved ones in peril. They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
- THE MOSQUITO COAST | June 2 / 7:00 PM | June 30 / 7:00 PM | Film Center
- From Director Peter Weir and Screenwriter Paul Schrader, a genius inventor dad has had it with where the country is going and relocates the family to an isolated village to make ice.
- ROAR | June 2 / 9:40 PM | June 30 / 9:40 PM | Film Center
- A dad, and also producer of THE EXORCIST, has had it with how humanity treats endangered species and relocates a bunch of big cats to his home. Chaos ensues.
Debut: All filmmakers have to start somewhere. A debut film may catapult a director into the auteur stratosphere or be merely a blip on their IMDb list, yet the debut remains a defining moment that can serve as film forensic for everything that follows.
- BOUND | June 1 / 7:00 PM | June 11 / 5:30 PM | Film Center
- Before THE MATRIX changed everything, the Wachowskis infused noir with contemporary ‘90s cool when ex-con Gina Gershon becomes enamored by her new neighbor Jennifer Tilly and her mobster boyfriend’s $2 million dollar stash.
Guilty Treasures: Sometimes a film can make your head spin and heart sing with a script that captures the entire human condition, performances that come from the soul, and a rousing, triumphant score. Sometimes a film can just make you laugh and yell “How?!?” or “Why?!?!” a thousand times.
- CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC | June 16 | 9:15 PM | Film Center
- Even inspiring the formation of the Razzies couldn’t stop this completely true, outrageous origin story of the Village People from succeeding in brainwashing entire generations to dance in synchronization for decades to come.
Family Matinees: Welcoming children and caregivers to experience kid-friendly classics both new and old.
- SONG OF THE SEA | June 18 / 3:00 PM | June 22 / 10:00 AM* | Film Center
- The fate of fairies held in captivity is left in the little hands of two siblings who bravely venture to free their winged friends from a powerful goddess in this critically acclaimed, beautifully animated folklore adaptation
Tickets: $6 | $4 Child
* 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! For more information please check Filmadelphia.org/Sensory-Friendly.
Sight and Sound 100: Once a decade, Sight and Sound magazine releases the coveted critic’s poll for The Greatest Films of All Time. The 100 films and their rankings may cause joy, pain, or perplexity in many film aficionados, but always sparks passionate conversations. Join PFS as we embark on the journey together and screen all 100 films from the 2022 list, counting down, in order throughout the entire year. So by next year you’ll know where you stand.
- THE APARTMENT in 4K | June 3 | 4:00 PM | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #57 | Dir. Billy Wilder
- BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN | June 4 / 5:30 PM | June 8 / 7:00 PM | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #56 | Dir. Sergei M. Eisenstein
- BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT on 4K | June 10 | 4:00 PM | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #55 | Dir. Ridley Scott
- NEWS FROM HOME | June 17 | 5:00 PM | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #53 | Dir. Chantal Akerman
- ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL | June 18 / 5:30 PM | June 24 / 8:15 PM | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #52 | Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- THE PIANO | June 22 / 7:00 PM | June 24 / 4:30 | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #51 | Dir. Jane Campion
- THE 400 BLOWS | June 25 / 3:30 PM | June 29 / 7:00 PM | Film Center
- BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #50 | Dir. François Truffaut
Throwback Quizzo & Movie: Put your movie and pop culture knowledge to the test with this pairing of trivia and nostalgic films.
- HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH in 4K | June 15 | Quizzo 7:00 PM / Movie 7:30 PM | Film Center
- John Cameron Mitchell wigs out as East Germany expat pop sensation, Hedwig, on a U.S. musical tour of self-discovery and washed up seafood restaurants in search of an ex-love and their next hit
For more information about the titles please visit Filmadelphia.org/NowShowing