DARNELL MARTIN | USA | 2008 | 109 MIN | R | ENGLISH
Free Community Screenings, presented by PFS and ReelBlack.
Attendees Must Reserve a Free Ticket
Filmmaker Darnell Martin (I LIKE IT LIKE THAT) brings to life the meteoric and sometimes turbulent rise of Chess Records, the upstart label famous for giving a platform to some of the century’s greatest black talents. Featuring a stacked cast that includes Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, and the Queen Bee herself as Etta James, CADILLAC RECORDS is a rollicking, unforgettable tribute to the transformative power of soul music.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Cedric the Entertainer
“A movie about music by someone who genuinely seems to enjoy listening to music.” –Slate
Part of the FORCE IN FOCUS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE ON FILM Series
ReelBlack and the Philadelphia Film Society are excited to open Philadelphia’s only Drive-In with Force in Focus: the Black Experience on Film, a series that explores the world through the lens of the Black experience. Force in Focus will kick off with a curated lineup that showcases the work of modern Black female filmmakers, celebrating a collection of artists who have brought vibrancy and authenticity to the screen for decades.
FORCE IN FOCUS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE ON FILM is brought to you by PECO, a proud partner of the Philadelphia film Society.
ONLINE SALES ONLY. Operations will be check-in only, no box office sales at all will be conducted on site.
Drive-In will open 1 hour before listed showtimes. Exact showtimes are approximate; films will begin at sundown.
Tickets can be purchase up to the published showtime online.
Please make sure to have a confirmation email and/or printed ticket with you for check in.
All screenings are rain or shine unless weather is determined to be too dangerous by management.
The PFS Drive-In will strictly adhere to City-approved safety guidelines for drive-ins – click HERE to read the full list of approved guidelines & Restrictions.