THE SUMMER OF TRILOGIES STRIKES BACK
at the Philadelphia Film Center
One year ago, we spent the summer showcasing some of the most beloved blockbuster and arthouse trilogies in existence. This year we are doing it all over again with popcorn flicks, international cinematic sagas, and a whole lot of marathons.
$14 | $9 for PFS Members
Summer Trilogies Bundles
Whether you go all in on our Saturday marathons or want to space out the trilogy during the week, our bundles offer a chance to build your own custom screening schedule.
$33 | $24 for PFS Members
LET THE GAMES BEGIN! (Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy)
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN | USA, UK | 2005 | 140 MIN | PG-13
June 15 | 7:30 PM /// June 24 | 1:00 PM
The emotionally unavailable, bat-fearing millionaire Bruce Wayne must prove to his childhood sweetheart that he isn’t just a Chad while thwarting a chilling specter from his past.
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN | USA, UK | 2008 | 152 MIN | PG-13
June 21 | 7:00 PM /// June 24 | 4:00 PM
Heath Ledger. That’s it.
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN | USA, UK | 2012 | 164 MIN | PG-13
June 24 | 7:45 PM
A tale of two ambitious films stuffed into one grandiose finale has an eloquent bodybuilder igniting a revolution that will leave a vulnerable Batman seeking the aid of a notorious cat burglar.
MAXIMUM BAZ! (The Red Curtain Trilogy)
BAZ LUHRMANN | AUSTRALIA, UK | 1992 | 94 MIN | PG
July 5 | 7:30 PM /// July 8 | 3:00 PM
An unlikely pair on the dance floor breaks all the rules of the competitive ballroom scene as they sway and poise into our hearts in Baz Luhrmann’s electric debut film.
BAZ LUHRMANN | AUSTRALIA | 1996 | 120 MIN | PG-13
July 6 | 7:30 PM /// July 8 | 5:30 PM
Two nineties stars take a stab at the bard. Set in L.A. where the sun always shines. Each set piece strikes an awe in mind and heart. For star crossed love ne’er goes out of style.
BAZ LUHRMANN | USA | 2001 | 127 MIN | PG-13
July 8 | 8:30 PM /// July 9 | 6:00 PM
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love a Baz Luhrmann musical film about a poet in love with a cabaret singer and be loved in return.
THE SERIES WITH NO NAME (The Dollars Trilogy)
SERGIO LEONE | ITALY | 1964 | 96 MIN | R | 4K
July 22 | 1:00 PM | Bourse
Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo sets the stage for Clint Eastwood’s star-making performance as a lone gunman who shrewdly pits two rival families against each other in Leone’s Wild West.
SERGIO LEONE | ITALY | 1963 | 130 MIN | R | 4K
July 22 | 3:30 PM | Bourse
Two bounty hunters team up to hunt down a ruthless escaped convict, and Klaus Kinski, across the southwest in this tense, gorgeous and vastly overlooked second film in the Man with No Name Trilogy.
SERGIO LEONE | ITALY | 1966 | 179 MIN | R | 4K
July 22 | 7:00 PM /// July 23 | 2:30 PM | Bourse
The American Civil War is the backdrop for a treasure hunt between a mysterious gunman, a vicious killer, and the bumbling fool trying to outsmart them both in the epic, unforgettable conclusion to Leone’s trilogy.
DEARLY DEPARTED (The Infernal Affairs Trilogy)
ANDREW LAU WAI-KEUNG, ALAN MAK | HONG KONG | 2002 | 101 MIN | R | 4K
July 25 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// July 29 | 3:00 PM | Bourse
Inspiring Scorsese’s The Departed, Infernal Affairs is a heart-pounding, twisted game of cat-and-mouse played out between the Hong Kong police and a Triad boss when both discover a mole may be amongst their ranks.
ANDREW LAU WAI-KEUNG, ALAN MAK | HONG KONG | 2003 | 119 MIN | R | 4K
July 26 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// July 29 | 5:30 PM | Bourse
Taking a nod from The Godfather Part II, this decade spanning sequel delves into the previously alluded past of the two moles as they confront the ascension of a new crime boss during Hong Kong’s transference of sovereignty.
ANDREW LAU WAI-KEUNG, ALAN MAK | HONG KONG | 2003 | 118 MIN | R | 4K
July 28 | 3:00 PM | Bourse /// July 29 | 8:30 PM | Bourse
United by the past, present and future, Officer Lau must stay one step ahead of a rival officer if he is to stay undetected in this epic conclusion to one of the greatest crime sagas of all time.
GIALLO FEVER (Dario Argento Giallo Trilogy)
DARIO ARGENTO | ITALY | 1970 | 98 MIN | NR | ENGLISH DUB | NR
August 2 | 3:00 & 7:30 PM | Bourse /// August 5 | 3:00 PM | Bourse
Dario Argento’s pitch perfect debut finds an American writer sojourned in Italy after witnessing an attempted murder that makes him the next target for a black gloved serial killer.
DARIO ARGENTO | ITALY | 1971 | 115 MIN | NR | ENGLISH DUB | 4K
August 3 | 3:00 & 7:30 PM | Bourse /// August 5 | 5:30 PM | Bourse
Dynamic duo, former ace reporter Cookie and his niece Lori, investigate a bevy of leads surrounding tight-lipped genetic experiments and a scientist’s murder in Argento’s dizzying whodunit.
DARIO ARGENTO | ITALY | 1975 | 127 MIN | R | ITALIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 4K
August 4 | 3:00 & 9:30 PM | Bourse /// August 5 | 8:30 PM | Bourse
In the giallo to end all giallos, a musician hopes to solve the traumatic death of a psychic all to the sounds of Goblin’s unforgettable first collaboration with Argento that cemented both in cinematic history.
SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN MOB FILM (The Godfather Trilogy)
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA | USA | 1972 | 175 MIN | R | 4K
August 6 | 6:00 PM | Bourse /// August 12 | 11:00 AM | Bourse
A young man returns home a celebrated war hero, but must reluctantly take up the family business when his father falls ill in Coppola’s endlessly inventive and iconic crime epic.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA | USA | 1974 | 202 MIN | R | 4K
August 7 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 12 | 3:00 PM | Bourse
A tale of two movies follows Robert De Niro as a young Vito seeking the American dream in New York City at any cost and the devilish descent of Al Pacino’s Michael into the land of good and evil: Las Vegas.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA | USA | 1990 | 158 MIN | R | 4K
August 9 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 12 | 7:30 PM | Bourse
Just when he thought he could go legit, a rueful Michael is pulled back into a web of crime, frayed family ties, and a dangerously ambitious nephew looking to run the house that Vito built.
THREE WOMEN (Fassbinder's The BRD Trilogy)
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER | WEST GERMANY | 1979 | 120 MIN | R
August 14 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 19 | 2:30 PM | Bourse
After the shortest honeymoon in history, the determined Maria Braun seeks a fulfilled life of love, success, and autonomy across a prospering West Germany in Fassbinder’s breathtaking allegory of life after wartime.
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER | WEST GERMANY | 1982 | 104 MIN | R
August 15 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 19 | 5:30 PM | Bourse
All is not what it seems when a German silent film starlet finds her career has faded to black in post-WWII West Germany despite her best attempts to remain relevant while seducing a journalist.
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER | WEST GERMANY | 1981 | 115 MIN | R
August 18 | 3:00 | Bourse /// August 19 | 8:00 PM | Bourse
A popular cabaret singer uses her unique position to pit two rival businessmen against each other for her own success, but breeds inevitable corruption and madness in the process.
DOC AND MARTY (Back to the Future Trilogy)
It’s time to go back and relive the adventures of Doc and Marty in Robert Zemeckis’ unforgettable big screen trilogy filled with daring escapades and heart that continues to entertain and astound to this day.
ROBERT ZEMECKIS | USA | 1985 | 116 MIN | PG | 4K
August 21 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 26 | 3:00 PM | Bourse
Marty travels back to the 1950s to invent rock ‘n’ roll and make sure his parents get it on.
ROBERT ZEMECKIS | USA | 1989 | 108 MIN | PG | 4K
August 22 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 26 | 6:00 PM | Bourse
Doc and Marty travel to 2015 not to thwart an upcoming election or solve a number of humanitarian crises, but to stop Marty Jr. from becoming a hoverboarding scumbag.
ROBERT ZEMECKIS | USA | 1990 | 118 MIN | PG | 4K
August 23 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// August 26 | 8:45 PM | Bourse
Doc will travel 100 years in the past to find Wild West love (and possibly be killed), before he will go to therapy. Typical.