Saturday, November 28, 2015

Philadelphia Film Festival at 18 1/2

First, the stats: The 18 1/2th Philadelphia Film Festival (abbreviated, but no less tasty) comprises 37 films from 15 countries.

Philadelphia Film Festival at 18 1/2


First, the stats: The 18 1/2th Philadelphia Film Festival (abbreviated, but no less tasty) comprises 37 films from 15 countries.  

It kicks off on October 15 with Law Abiding Citizen, F. Gary Gray's legal thriller (shot locally) starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx (the film will be accompanied by Gray and a "special guest") . The closing-night film (on October 18, the night before the festival actually ends) is Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, (acompanied by its locally-connected director Lee Daniels). In between will be a number of films hot from their premieres in Toronto and New York, movies such as Lars von Trier's controversial  marital saga Antichrist, the Chris Rock documentary Good Hair, and Cheryl Hines' marital slapstick Serious Moonlight. Among the other buzzworthy offerings are Grant Heslov's Men Who Stare at Goats starring George Clooney, Rebecca Miller's The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, starring Robin Wright and Jean-Marc Valle's The Young Victoria with Emily Blunt.

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