Tuesday, February 9, 2016

FirstGlance Film Fest at 15!

Indie film festival offers world premieres, documentary features, shorts and animated fare at Franklin Institute.

FirstGlance Film Fest at 15!


Guinea pigs in a clinical drug trial, two sisters tainted by tragedy, a Keith Haring-in-Philadelphia doc, the struggles of a Native American family, the struggles of an Iraq war veteran, a two-bit cable TV reporter uncovers a career-changing story on the streets of Fishtown, a cartoon about a boy who finds delectable treats on the surface of the moon….

FirstGlance Film Festival, the indie-centric, local-local-local weekend mini-fest, gets underway this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11,with screenings – world premieres, Philadelphia premieres -- at the Franklin Theater in The Franklin Institute.

A few highlights: The Normals, Kevin Connors’ comedy about a group of misfits participating in a clinical drug trial, with Brian Greenberg, Dan Hedaya, Frederick Weller and John Sayles… “When You Find Me,” actress Bryce Dallas Howard’s short film – she directs – about a mother remembering the childhood trauma she shared with her sister… Keith Haring: Heart of the Community, Scott Hatfield’s doc about artist Keith Haring’s collaboration with a 1987 'We The Youth' Philadelphia mural project in 1987… and Steve Phoenix: The Untold Story, Bill Haley’s comedic feature about a cableTV reporter (Josh Lamon) who stumbles on a Fishtown rock band whose members are fronting for a secret underground org.

For complete schedule and ticketing info, go to: http://firstglancefilms.com/philadelphia/15schedule. All screenings at Franklin Theater, Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street.

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