We all know how the live concert experience can transport you into another world. The film experience has the same kind of power. And when it’s a film festival, you can immerse yourself into back to back films, up to 4 a day for ten days straight.
Tickets are now available to the 28th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival that will happen October 17 through the 27th. Pick up a program at the Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street, or at the Roxy Theater, 2023 Samson Street, or online.
11 days. 120 films. Some winners from the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. ¼ are by new filmmakers. Films in the Non-Fiction and Made in USA categories are free. You just have to grab your ticket in advance either online or at the door. #PFF28
Three theaters will show the films: Philadelphia Film Center, Ritz East and Ritz 5. The opening Night film is “Just Mercy” followed by a party at the Fitler Club, 24 S 24th Street. Closing Night Festivities include the Awards ceremony and “Knives Out” with the closing party at Sugarhouse Casino, 1001 N Delaware Ave. Throughout the festival, the lounge at the Khyber Pass Pub,56 S 2nd Street, second floor will be the place to unwind and discuss films with other festival goers.
The Filmadelphia category features 6 films made here in this area including “Waldo on Weed” about Brian Dwyer from Fishtown known for his collection of pizza memorabilia, and whose young son’s fight against cancer involved the remedy cannabis oil (CBD). “The Nomads” is already sold out. “Clemency” won the Grand Jury award at Sundance. “Colewell” stars Karen Allen who will appear on stage after the screening along with the director Tom Quinn. “Maybe Next Year” documents the lead-up to the Eagles’ historic super bowl victory. “The Place of No Words” is made by Philly native Mark Webber.
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