Return of The Summer of Trilogies
July & August: We are going harder, better, faster, and stronger with our third iteration of the Summer of Trilogies program.
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Meet the Spielbergs: Steven Spielberg
July: Spielberg’s most beloved works that might have been the first movie you saw in a theater, made you fall in love with the movies, or both!
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Special Screenings
Limited engagements, Community Partnerships and Free Screenings, one-night-only presentations, and eventized screenings of everything from established classics to exciting new titles.
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Poetry in Motion: Lee Chang-dong
August: Lee Chang-dong’s creates dynamic characters put through strenuous tests of willpower while elegantly playing with genre, tone, and the audience’s expectations.
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CE N’EST PAS UN FILM: LEOS CARAX
September: Serving up a playful world of criminals, wannabes, and lovers, Leos Carax has emerged as one of the most original and daring directors in the world.
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Pros and Cons: Shaggy Dogs
September: They may not be cons and their pro status is debatable at best, yet the shaggy dog detectives and their convoluted cases have remained an endearing force.
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After Hours
Bringing together the odd, eerie, thrilling, and downright weird, this is the home of cult classics.
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Film Essentials
Monthly: Cinema’s greatest treasures as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen!
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Throwback Quizzo & Movie
Monthly: Put your movie and pop culture knowledge to the test with this pairing of irreverent trivia and nostalgic films.
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Lost in Animation
Monthly: New and old classics celebrating the wide range of power, emotion, and visual splendor that only anime can provide.
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Echoes of the Land: Chronicles of West Africa
Monthly: Narratives that reflect West Africa’s cultural wealth, socio-political intricacies and interpersonal dynamics with unyielding authenticity.
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PFS Young Friends Film Club
Monthly: Do you like scary (or other) movies? Join the Young Friends of Philadelphia Film Society an hour before each Film Club Screening for a mixer!
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Philly Film Showcase
Monthly: A FREE screening and discussion series dedicated to work by up-and-coming local filmmakers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds.
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COMMUNITY SCREENINGS
Community Screenings are free events curated in partnership with Philadelphia arts and advocacy organizations.
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PFS MEMBER 50
Throughout 2024 we will reveal and screen PFS Members’ picks across our monthly programs and limited series.
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Past Series

Holiday Screenings | 20th Anniversary Series at the Drive-In | Blockbusters on 4K | Science on Screen | Classics | Michelle Yeoh Everywhere All At Once | Cannes I Get A Boo? | Philly’s Grace | Summer of Trilogies | AP Bio | Winter Weekends | Hogwarts Express | Made in USA | Non/Fiction | World View | Girl Uninterrupted | Women’s March | April Screws | It’s Alive! | Freedom! ’90s | Summer of Trilogies Strikes Back | Kosmos Yorgos | Spaghetti Shockers Part II