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Philly Film Fest 21 ready to roll, with 100-plus films

The complete and completely official lineup for the Philadelphia Film Festival is announced. Get your tickets now!

Philly Film Fest 21 ready to roll, with 100-plus films

The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, running Oct. 18 to 28 in seven theaters around town, with opening and closing galas at the Annenberg on the Penn campus, is locked in, and the complete list of films and schedule of events is there for the having, at:

The fest opens Thursday night, the 18th, with Silver Linings Playbook, the Philly-centric Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence mood-swinger, and closes on Saturday the 27th with Flight, the Denzel Washington thriller that marks director Robert Zemeckis’ return to old fashioned live-action moviemaking (no more of this motion capture business, please!).

In between are close to 100 features and a dozen or so shorts, including five centerpiece screenings. They are: Cloud Atlas, the across-the-universe Tom Hanks/Halle Berry metaphysical sci-fier; Hyde Park on Hudson, with Bill Murray as FDR; Not Fade Away, David (The Sopranos) Chase’s 1960s three-kids-start-a-rock-band thing; Stand Up Guys, a crime comedy starring Alan Arkin, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, and Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut.  

Fest tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 28, for Philadelphia Film Society members, and on Monday, Oct. 1, for the public at large.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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