The Philadelphia Film Society will hold a mid-year check-in on the past year's best films with PFF SpringFest this April at the Prince Theatery.
The festival runs April 27-29, and will bring guests "the best of the year-end slate of cinematic offerings," according to a release. Screenings will span the international film festival circuit, and will include everything from American indie movies and documentaries to popular foreign films.
"While the Philadelphia Film Festival brings most of the awarding-winning films to Philadelphia first there are a handful of films that debut earlier in the year that we do not get the chance to screen," PFS Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt said via a statement. "Now with the addition of PFF SpringFest this April, we can continue our mission of bringing the best of independent, international, and documentary films to Philadelphia first."
Films screening at PFF Springfest will be making their Philadelphia premieres, including several from the Sundance Film Festival. Options include The Imposter director Bart Layton's art heist flick American Animals, about the theft of John James Audubon prints from Transylvania University, and indie comedy Eighth Grade from comedian Bo Burnham, about a teenager just trying to make it through her final year of middle school. On the documentary front, SpringFest will feature Storyville Films' Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG, and Won't You Be my Neighbor?, a doc about Mr. Rogers himself, Fred Rogers, from longtime documentarian and producer Morgan Neville.