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!
THELMA & LOUISE
RIDLEY SCOTT | USA, UK, FRANCE | 1991 | 130 MIN | R
October 6 | 6:00 PM | Film Center
One of the greatest Ride or Die duos in history take to the road to escape their bland home lives and discover a vast American landscape filled with beauty and danger.
JAMES WHALE | USA | 1931 | 70 MIN
October 15 | 5:00 PM | Film Center
After being created from unearthed corpses by the mad Dr. Frankenstein, a tragic, misunderstood monster traverses the Bavarian Alps horrifying villagers in this frighteningly good monster flick.
TOD BROWNING | USA | 1931 | 75 MIN
October 15 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
The definitive cinematic Count of the Night, Bela Lugosi, chills and thrills as he travels from his creepy Transylvanian estate to the streets of London to satiate his very unique appetite.
VERA CHYTILOVÁ | CZECHOSLOVAKIA | 1966 | 76 MIN |4K
November 3 | 6:30 PM | Film Center
One of the most outrageous, proto-punk satires in history finds the great Vera Chytilová taking down the patriarchy and bourgeoisie with aplomb through the exuberant eyes of two mischievous women.
THE DISCREET CHARMS OF THE BOURGEOISIE
LUIS BUÑUEL | FRANCE, ITALY, SPAIN | 1972 | 102 MIN | PG | 4K
November 22 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
Just in time for the holidays, Luis Buñuel serves a healthy meal of surrealism and satire in his lauded, hysterical send up of the French bourgeoisie as any attempts to dine by a troop of unexpected guests is met with progressively more ridiculous impasses.
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
JOHN FORD | USA | 1940 | 129 MIN
December 7 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
John Ford’s unforgettably powerful adaptation of the Steinbeck classic finds the Joad family facing hardships as they migrate from Oklahoma to California during the devastating Dust Bowl period of US history.
THE LAST WALTZ
MARTIN SCORSESE | USA | 1978 | 117 MIN | PG | 4K
December 21 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
Say goodbye to 2022 in rock and roll fashion with Robbie, Joni, Bob, Neil and the gang in Martin Scorsese’s revered salute to an end of a band and an era of music in this soul-lifting 4K restoration.
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 | TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | BRAZIL: DIRECTOR’S CUT | ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST in 4K | THE THIRD MAN in 4K | KILLER OF SHEEP