A Weekend FRESH Festival Films…Online!
Every year, PFF SpringFest brings Philly film lovers a mid-year survey of acclaimed independent films fresh from the Festival circuit. Though this year is a little different, PFS is still dedicated to bringing you a Festival experience at home. We are proud to present the first ever Virtual SummerFest, a weekend line up curated by the PFS Programming Team, who’ve handpicked new Festival-worthy titles available to stream. PFS is also excited to connect audiences with filmmakers from around the world with an array of exclusive Q&As.
As PFS brings SummerFest to your screens, we hope you’ll consider helping to Save Our Screens. The weekend festival will conclude the Philadelphia Film Society’s Save Our Screens campaign, as we strive to weather this difficult time. Learn more and make a donation HERE!
PASSES & TICKETS
HOW TO WATCH
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: BAD EDUCATION
Hugh Jackman stars in this fact-based, darkly-humorous tale of a school superintendent who becomes the prime suspect in one of the biggest embezzlement scandals in history.
Virtual SummerFest: BAD EDUCATION Q&A
This Q&A features Director Cory Finley and Writer/Producer Mike Makowsky from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film Bad Education.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: BODY CAM
As a policewoman investigating a string of grisly attacks on her fellow officers, Mary J. Blige anchors this innovative blend of social commentary and supernatural thrills.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: BODY CAM Q&A
This Q&A features Director Malik Vitthal from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film Body Cam.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: COME TO DADDY
This diabolically inventive and hilarious thriller stars Elijah Wood as a man whose attempt to reconcile with his estranged father takes a bizarre, bloody turn.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL
Albert Shin’s hypnotic psychological thriller follows a young woman whose return to her hometown of Niagara Falls causes a disturbing, long-buried mystery to resurface.
Virtual SummerFest: DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL Q&A
This Q&A features Writer/Director Albert Shin from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film Disappearance at Clifton Hill.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: DISCLOSURE
In this eye-opening doc, leading transgender creatives offer invaluable insight into the ways film and television have reflected and shaped society’s views on gender difference.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: DISCLOSURE Q&A
This Q&A features Director Sam Feder from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film Disclosure.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: I WILL MAKE YOU MINE
Lynn Chen’s follow-up to indie favorites Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings focuses on three complex women confronting their past relationships with the same musician.
Virtual SummerFest: I WILL MAKE YOU MINE Q&A
This Performance and Q&A features Writer/Director/Actor Lynn Chen, Actor Yea-Ming Chen, Actor Ayako Fujitani, Producer & Co-Executive Producer Dave Boyle, and Co-Executive Producer Michael Lerman from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film I Will Make You Mine.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: JERRY MAGUIRE Quizzo
After having a moral epiphany, slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is fired. With just one athlete and a former colleague sticking with him, he attempts to put his new philosophy to use.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
Chronicling the Georgia Congressman’s 60-plus years of activism and action on issues including from civil rights and gun-control to health care and immigration, this powerful and inspiring doc is sure to be one of the best of the year.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS
Two teenage girls travel from rural Pennsylvania to New York City in search of medical help for an unintended pregnancy in this captivating, critically-acclaimed drama.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS Q&A
This Q&A features Writer/Director Eliza Hittman from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film Never Rarely Sometimes Always.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: THE OLD GUARD
Charlize Theron shines as the leader of a covert group of mysterious, immortal mercenaries in this critically acclaimed action thriller from veteran director Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL, BEYOND THE LIGHTS).
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: PALM SPRINGS
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in this uproariously funny Sundance hit about two strangers who meet at a wedding and find themselves stuck in an infinite time loop.
Virtual Summerfest: PALM SPRINGS Q&A
This Q&A features Director Max Barbakow and Writer Andy Siara from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film Palm Springs.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: SHIRLEY
American auteur Josephine Decker imagines a tumultuous chapter in the life of acclaimed horror writer Shirley Jackson, brilliantly portrayed by Elisabeth Moss.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: THE SURROGATE
In this empathetic drama, a woman happily agrees to be the surrogate for her friend and his husband, but an unexpected development forces the trio to make a difficult choice.
Virtual SummerFest: THE SURROGATE Q&A
This Q&A features Writer/Director Jeremy Hersh and Actor Jasmine Batchelor from the PFF Virtual SummerFest film The Surrogate
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: TIGERTAIL
A Taiwanese factory worker leaves behind his homeland and the woman he loves to seek opportunities in America in this tender multi-generational drama from writer-director Alan Yang.
Virtual SummerFest: TIGERTAIL Q&A
This Q&A features Writer/Director Alan Yang from the PFF Virtual SpringFest film Tigertail.
VIRTUAL SUMMERFEST: WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
Before he conquered the entertainment world with HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda was a founding member of the improv-comedy hip-hop group featured in this joyous documentary.