All is not lost: The folks behind the Philadelphia Film Festival have scored a bunch of programming coups for the soon-coming fest, not the least of which is nabbing the much-buzzed All Is Lost for its opening night gala premiere. Written and directed by J. C. Chandor, the film stars Robert Redford as a yachtsman soloing across the Indian Ocean. A violent storm hits – and so did a storm of accolades for the picture, and for the veteran star’s performance, when All Is Lost screened late last month at Telluride. Chandor will be on hand for the PFF event, at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center.
Also on tap for PFF22 – the dates are Oct. 17-27, and the complete schedule will be available Friday afternoon – are:
August: Osage County, the screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer prize-winning family saga, with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor and Abigail Breslin.
Alexander Payne’s The Descendants followup, Nebraska, with Bruce Dern making waves across the Cornhusker State.