With over 100 films from 35 countries to screen during this 11-day event, which runs from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 28, you should start making that popcorn stockpile today. The Festival will open with David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, which recently won the coveted Audience Award following its premiere at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival, and is already garnering award buzz. The Festival will close with Flight, Robert Zemeckis' long-awaited return to live-action filmmaking. The Festival will truly be remarkable from start to finish.
Tickets will go on-sale for Philadelphia Film Society members on Friday, September 28, and to the general public beginning Monday, October 2nd. Tickets may be purchased through the Festival website, over the phone by calling 267-908-4733, or in-person at the Prince Music Theater Box Office (1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103).
Thanks to support provided by the Wyncote Foundation, the Festival has piloted the “PFF On Us” free ticketing program, providing complimentary tickets to all films in the American Independents film category. To register for free tickets, look here.
Screenings for the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival will take place at the following locations:
The Ritz Bourse 400 Ranstead StPhiladelphia, PA 19106
The Rave University Six 230 S. 40th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104
Gershman Y at the University of the Arts 401 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia PA 19103
The Zellerbach Theater at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104
The Prince Music Theater1412 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19102
Outdoor screenings on Friday, October 26th at:
21st Philadelphia Film Festival Full Line-Up
Opening Night Film
Silver Linings Playbook, Director David O. Russell. USA, 2012.
Closing Night Film
Flight, Director Robert Zemeckis. USA, 2012.
Cloud Atlas, Directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. USA/Germany, 2012.
Hyde Park on Hudson, Director Roger Michell. USA, 2012.
Not Fade Away, Director David Chase. USA, 2012.
Quartet, Director Dustin Hoffman. USA, 2012.
Stand Up Guys, Director Fisher Stevens. USA, 2012.
From the Vaults: Film history comes alive as it was meant to be seen - on the big screen. Come see old favorites bigger than life once again.
Lost Highway, Director David Lynch.
Poltergeist, Director Tobe Hooper. USA, 2012.
Punch-Drunk Love, Director Paul Thomas Anderson. USA, 2012.
The Shining, Director Stanley Kubrick. USA, 2012.
Signs, Director M. Night Shyamalan. USA, 2012.
Wake in Fright, Director Ted Kotcheff. Australia, 2012.
Yossi & Jagger, Director Eytan Fox. Israel, 2012.
Spotlights: Highly–anticipated movies from some of the biggest names in the industry, these films shine a spotlight on top talent from around the world.
A Late Quartet, Director Yaron Zilberman USA, 2012.
The Sessions, Director Ben Lewin USA, 2012.
Shadow Dancer, Director James Marsh. UK/Ireland, 2012.
Shanghai, Director Mikael Håfström. USA/China, 2012.
Wreck-It Ralph, Director Rich Moore. USA, 2012.
Masters of Cinema: These new films exemplify the masterful work of world-renowned filmmakers as they continue to thrill and inspire audiences with cutting-edge features.
Beyond the Hills, Director Cristian Mungiu. Romania, 2012.
Caesar Must Die, Directors Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani. Italy, 2012
The Everything Will Be Okay Trilogy, Director Don Hertzfeldt. USA, 2012.
Holy Motors, Director Leos Carax. France, 2012.
In Another Country, Director Hong Sang-soo. South Korea, 2011.
Paradise: Faith, Director Ulrich Seidl. Austria, 2012.
Paradise: Love, Director Ulrich Seidl. Austria, 2012.
Reality, Director Matteo Garrone. Italy, 2012.
Something in the Air, Director Olivier Assayas. France, 1982.
World Narratives: Explore the world through film with this diverse selection of international cinema that features distinct perspectives and images from around the globe.
Barbara, Director Christian Petzold. Germany, 2012.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood, Director Daniele Vicari. Italy/Romania/France, 2012.
Everybody in Our Family, Director Radu Jude. Romania/Netherlands, 2012.
Kuma, Director Umut Dag. Austria, 2012.
Lore, Director Cate Shortland. Germany, 1971.
A Night Too Young, Director Olmo Omerzu. Czech Republic/Slovenia, 2012.
A Royal Affair, Director Nikolaj Arcel. Denmark/Czech Republic/Sweden/Germany, 2012.
Tabu, Director Miguel Gomes. Portugal, 2011.
Terraferma, Director Emanuele Crialese. Italy, 2012.
Tey, Director Alain Gomis. France/Senegal, 2012.
The Thieves, Director Dong-Hoon Choi. South Korea, 2002.
War Witch, Director Kim Nguyen. Canada, 2012.
The Woman in the Septic Tank, Director Marlon Rivera. Philippines, 2012.
Yossi, Director Eytan Fox. Israel, 2012.
New French Films: The birthplace of cinema, France continues to produce some of the best movies in the world with films that are funny, daring, sexy and uniquely French.
Aliyah, Director Elie Wajeman. France, 2012.
My Worst Nightmare, Director Anne Fontaine. France/Belgium, 2002.
Sister, Director Ursula Meier. France/Belgium, 2002.
Three Worlds, Director Catherine Corsini. France, 2012.
Spanish Language Cinema: Offering gripping stories and unique perspectives, these Spanish-language films explore a multitude of subjects ranging from the culturally specific to the universal.
After Lucia, Director Michel Franco. Mexico/France, 2002.
Clandestine Childhood, Director Benjamín Ávila. Argentina/Spain/Brazil, 2012.
Here and There, Director Antonio Méndez Esparza. Spain/Mexico, 2012.
Young & Wild, Director Marialy Rivas. Chile, 2012.
American Independents: Featuring powerful new voices in American cinema, these fresh, gritty films explore a variety of subjects through the filmmaker’s uncompromising vision. All films in this series are a part of the “PFF On Us” free ticketing program.
The Comedy, Director Rick Alverson. USA, 2012.
Gayby, Director Jonathan Lisecki. USA, 2012.
Gimme the Loot, Director Adam Leon. USA, 2012.
Leave Me Like You Found Me, Director Adele Romanski. USA, 2012.
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Director Terence Nance. USA, 2012.
Simon Killer, Director Antonio Campos. USA, 2011.
Somebody Up There Likes Me, Director Bob Byington. USA, 2011.
Greater Filmadelphia: Featuring work from some of our finest homegrown filmmakers, this category brings our city and its talent to the big screen.
Alaskaland, Director Chinonye Chukwu. USA, 2012.
The Atomic States of America, Directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. USA, 2012.
Detonator, Directors Damon Maulucci and Keir Politz. USA, 2012.
From the Shadows, Director Matt Antell and David Hearn. USA, 2012.
Future Weather, Director Jenny Deller. USA, 2012.
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus, Director Mark Kendall. USA, 1997.
This Time Tomorrow, Director Shane Bissett. USA, 2012.
Documentary Showcase: Comprising the best in documentary filmmaking, these compelling films feature everything from stirring character studies to fascinating looks at current global issues.
The American Scream, Director Michael Stephenson. USA, 2011.
Ballroom Dancer, Director Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed. Denmark, 2012.
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives, Directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore. USA, 2012.
Brooklyn Castle, Director Katie Dellamaggiore. USA, 2011.
Call Me Kuchu, Directors Katherine Fairfax-Wright and Malika Zouhali Worrall. USA, 2012.
The Central Park Five, Directors Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. USA, 2011.
The Final Member, Directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math. Canada/USA/Iceland/Italy, 2012
The Law in These Parts, Director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz. Israel, 2012.
Only the Young, Directors Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet. USA, 2012.
A Place at the Table, Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. USA, 2012.
Portrait of Wally, Director Andrew Shea. USA, 2010.
Room 237, Director Rodney Ascher. USA, 2011.
Seeking Asian Female, Director Debbie Lum. USA, 2012.
Step Up To the Plate, Director Paul Lacoste. France 2006, 2008, 2011.
We Are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists, Director Brian Knappenberger. USA, 2012.
Sight and Soundtrack: Featuring rockumentaries, musician biopics and films that are centered on the unifying power of music.
A Band Called Death, Director Jeff Howlett,Mark Covino. USA, 2012.
Beware of Mr. Baker, Director Jay Bulger. USA, 2012.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, Director Ramona S. Diaz. USA, 2012.
El Medico: The Cubaton Story, Director Daniel Fridell. Estonia/Sweden, 2012.
The History of Future Folk, Directors John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker. USA, 2012.
The Sapphires, Director Wayne Blair. Australia, 2010.
The Zen of Bennett, Director Unjoo Moon. USA, 1980.
Sports in Motion: Enthralling stories and intense competition are hallmarks of these sports-related films that include documentaries and narratives about athletes on and off the field.
The Good Son, Director Jesse James Miller. USA, 2012.
The Iran Job, Director Till Schauder. USA/Iran, 2012.
Teddy Bear, Director Mads Matthiesen. Denmark, 2013.
Waiting For Lightning, Director Jacob Rosenberg. USA, 2012.
The Graveyard Shift: Horror, action, suspense, and the downright weird, these films will keep you awake during the graveyard shift.
The ABCs of Death, Directors Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrián García Bogliano, Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi. USA / New Zealand, 2012.
Antiviral, Directors Brandon Cronenberg. Canada, 2012.
Dead Sushi, Director Noboru Iguchi. Japan, 2012.
Dragon, Director Peter Ho-Sun Chan. China, Hong Kong, 2012.
Here Comes the Devil, Director Adrián García Bogliano. Mexico, 2012.
I Declare War, Director Jason Lapeyre. Canada, 2012.
John Dies at the End, Director Don Coscarelli. USA, 2012.
Thale, Director Aleksander L. Nordaas. Norway, 2012.
Advantageous, Director Jennifer Phang. USA, 2012
Another Bullet Dodged, Director Landon Zakheim. USA, 2011
The Arm, Directors Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos and Jessie Ennis. USA, 2012.
Belly, Director Julia Pott. UK, 2011.
Bobby Yeah, Director Robert Morgan. UK, 2011.
Brute Force, Director Ben Steinbauer. USA, 2012.
Caine's Arcade, Director Nirvan Mullick. USA, 2012.
Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared, Directors Rebecca Sloan and Joseph Pelling. UK, 2011.
Family Nightmare, Director Dustin Guy Defa. USA, 2011.
Horizon, Director Paul Negoescu. Romania, 2012.
I am John Wayne, Director Christina Choe. USA, 2012.
It's Not a Cowboy Movie, Benjamin Parent. France, 2012.
The Meaning of Robots, Director Matt Lenski. USA, 2011.
Moxie, Director Stephen Irwin. UK, 2011.
The Procession, Director Robert Festinger. USA, 2012.
Reddish Brown and Blueish Green, Director Samantha Gurry. USA, 2011.
Remote Medical Area, Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman. USA, 2012.
A Short Film About Ice Fishing, Director Jason Shahinfar. USA, 2011.