With Film Essentials at the Philadelphia Film Center, PFS is giving audiences the chance to experience some of cinema’s greatest treasures as they were meant to be seen: on the biggest screen in Center City!
SEVEN SAMURAI on 35mm
AKIRA KUROSAWA | JAPAN | 1954 | 207 MIN | 35mm
JUNE 30 | 7:00 PM | Film Center
An aging ronin puts together an A-Team of masterless samurai to protect a village of farmers from bandits in Akira Kurosawa’s influential symphony of action, suspense, and heart.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
ROBERT MULLIGAN | USA | 1962 | 129 MIN
July 11 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
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
TERRY GILLIAM | UK, USA | 1985 | 142 MIN | R
July 21 | 8:00 PM | Film Center
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
SERGIO LEONE | ITALY, USA | 1968 | 165 MIN | PG-13 | 4K
August 14 | 5:00 PM | Film Center
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
CAROL REED | UK | 1949 | 93 MIN | 4K
August 25 | 7:00 PM | Film Center
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
CHARLES BURNETT | USA | 1978 | 80 MIN
September 15 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
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.
PAST FILM ESSENTIALS SCREENINGS
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY | A CLOCKWORK ORANGE | IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE | SHAFT | CITIZEN KANE | JULES AND JIM | RASHOMON | CABARET | CITY LIGHTS | PULP FICTION | JAWS | 8½ | REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE | ENTER THE DRAGON | THE RED SHOES | EVE’S BAYOU | MALCOLM X | THE BIRDS | SPARTACUS | FANNY AND ALEXANDER in 4K | THE WIZARD OF OZ on 35MM | THE PIANO in 4K | STRANGER ON A TRAIN on 35MM | THE RULES OF THE GAME on 35MM | ALL THAT JAZZ | EASY RIDER in 4K | SEVEN SAMURAI on 35MM