HOLIDAY SCREENINGS AT THE PHILADELPHIA FILM CENTER
Celebrate the holidays with PFS with holiday classics, both new and old.
RICHARD CURTIS | UK, FRANCE, USA | 2003 | 135 MIN | R
December 10 | 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
As festive and as densely packed as a holiday fruitcake, this romantic comedy features a bevy of beloved stars as Londoners encountering love and heartbreak.
JON FAVREAU | USA | 2003 | 97 MIN | PG
December 11 | 3:00 PM, 5:15 PM & 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
This infectious holiday favorite stars Will Ferrell as one of Santa’s not-so-little helpers who reunites with his human family and takes NYC by storm.
BOB CLARK | USA, CANADA | 1983 | 93 MIN | PG
December 12 | 1:30 PM, 3:45 PM & 6:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
Reminiscing on his childhood in 1940s Indiana, Ralphie Parker recounts the Christmas when all he wanted was a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle.
FRANK CAPRA | USA | 1946 | 130 MIN | PG
December 14 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
A perennial holiday favorite that somehow never loses its heart-rending, inspirational power, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is the story of George Bailey (James Stewart), a young man with big ambitions who dreams of seeing the world. Over the years, we watch as George falls for his sweetheart Mary (Donna Reed), takes over the struggling family business, and faces off against greedy banker Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore), never managing to get out of the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls. After a series of devastating setbacks, George finds himself questioning the value of his own life. It takes a kind-hearted angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) to show George just how much his life has touched those around him.
PFS is proud to sponsor a food drive benefiting Philabundance at the Philadelphia Film Center. Come see Frank Capra’s beloved Christmas classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on the biggest screen in Center City and get into the charitable spirit of the season by donating a can good or non-perishable food item in lieu of paid admission. Philabundance donation bins will also be in the lobby of the Philadelphia Film Center the week leading up to the Food Drive screening.
Tickets for this event are FREE, a reservation to the event is required. Admission is on a first-come first-served basis. A donation of a non-perishable item off Philabundance’s list below is encouraged.
INGMAR BERGMAN | SWEDEN, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY | 1982 | 188 MIN | R
December 15 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
After a decadent Christmas holiday, tragedy strikes an aristocratic family that leaves two siblings under the tutelage of an evil bishop in Bergman’s semi-autobiographical opus. Part of Film Essentials
NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC
DAVID LOWERY | USA, IRELAND | 2021 | 126 MIN | R
Now Showing at the Philadelphia Film Center
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.