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DIRECTORS’ NOTES 3 Where to begin? 2015 marks a momentous year for the Philadelphia Film Society. By far, the most significant development is our acquisition of the Prince Theater in March. The Prince has long felt like our home, having been host to our most popular films in the Festival, as well as many incredible premieres and special screenings throughout the years. With the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation, we are thrilled to take on the Prince full time and have worked diligently to make the programming there even more vibrant and exciting. With a mix of first-run films, premieres, and specially curated screenings and multidisciplinary performance offerings with dynamic partners such as Curtis Opera, Dance Affiliates, FringeArts, the Rrazz Room cabaret, and Vulcan Lyric Company, the Prince continues to be an active and vital piece of the Philadelphia arts and culture scene even more than ever. In addition, last spring at the PFS Roxy, we began to pair our diverse slate of studio and independent first-run films with an extensively curated program called Film at the Roxy. Broken into various series, Film at the Roxy highlights what cinephiles need to know about and see! Some of those series include the most stimulating new films from around the world, with a focus on French cinema (both classic and new films), up-and-coming directors to watch, exploration of science through cinema with expert-led discussions after each screening, documentaries made by women, new queer cinema, films about or influenced by music, and more. Paired with the continuation of our monthly Saturday Morning Specials, Sensory Friendly Sundays, The Graveyard Shift, and Filmadelphia at the Roxy monthly screenings, the PFS Roxy not only continues to fulfill PFS’s mission of bringing some of the best international cinema to Philadelphia, but it is also truly Philly’s home for great film. And if you missed anything, don’t worry. We’ll be announcing more riveting programming coming soon to the PFS Roxy. Now, we arrive at the Film Festival, our 24th. And what a year it is! After traveling the world once again and adding new stops to the festival circuit (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and the Karlovy Vary Film Festival), the programming team has delivered another fantastic program. From Oscar-buzzworthy films to the diverse, challenging, and educational narrative and documentary films from around the globe, this year’s Festival promises to be one to remember. We are also proud to continue our PFF ON US free ticketing program, which makes every film in the American Independents and Documentary Showcase categories free to all, as well as our PFF ON US Student Screening Showcase program. Finally, I am deeply grateful for all of our amazing supporters, including our returning official sponsors: 6ABC, Comcast XFinity, Philadelphia Magazine, Southwest Airlines and our new official radio partner KYW1060. I also want to thank the PFS Board of Directors and our PFS members for their continued support. There would be no Festival without the incredibly hardworking PFS staff, along with the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time. And, of course, I thank you for making this event possible. I encourage you to see as many films as you can, challenge yourself to see something new, and become immersed in the festival experience. See you at the movies! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I sat down to write the introductory letter for the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival. So much has happened in our world and it all happened so quickly — from the acquisition of the Prince to the launch of a number of great new spring and summer programs at the Roxy. PFS seems to have hit that moment in puberty when parents blink and suddenly realize that it’s time to send their child off to college. We are looking forward to a graduation of sorts with our upcoming 25th anniversary and our plans for making that an incredibly special event, but we’re also fortunate to present you with another incredible crop of festival films in the interim. I feel like it’s appropriate to start by talking about anniversaries because they bring out a certain kind of nostalgia, one that is present in a lot of the films in this year’s program. Films like Arnaud Desplechin’s whimsically playful My Golden Days or Corneliu Porumboiu’s thought-provoking The Treasure peer back into history through a lens of cinematic optimism that recontextualizes our present and helps us understand how to keep ourselves from repeating old mistakes. Others like Terence Davies’ Sunset Song or Patricia Riggen’s The 33 transport us back to separate moments in history when isolated events sent shockwaves of news around the world. But perhaps the most pertinent is Patricio Guzmán’s The Pearl Button, where a small object buried deep within the sea tells us vast stories of years of injustice. It seems the directors of the world are urging us to stop, take a moment and reflect on how we got here, making it an appropriate time for a restoration of Marcel Ophüls’ little-seen 1976 masterpiece about the idea of collective guilt, The Memory of Justice. The other type of nostalgia we’re seeing a lot of in this year’s films is one for a home base. John Crowley’s Brooklyn or Atom Egoyan’s Remember show us a gentle brand of homesickness that will have audiences yearning to reignite a connection with their roots. In very different ways, Andrew Haigh’s heartbreaking 45 Years and Roar Uthaug’s nail-biting The Wave show us the systematic destruction of the worlds that our protagonists hold dear. And let’s not forget Lenny Abrahamson’s tremendously powerful Room, which has the most complex view of how we define “home” that I’ve seen on a screen in a long time. I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to acknowledge my own home base, our incredibly hard-working programming team that made this all possible. Allison Koehler and Trey Shields (from the year-round side), along with Sheryl Santacruz, Tom Quinn, Ryan Werner, Landon Zakheim, Doug Jones and Charlotte Cook (our festival programming staff) are the backbone of all that we do. I am eternally grateful for their unwavering energy and long hours of support in bringing the best in this year’s cinema to Philadelphia. It’s because of them that we have this amazing set of films — almost too many gems for even the most ambitious moviegoer to see in ten days. So break out your highlighters, pens and paper. Purchase a badge, make some notes and set yourself a schedule. This festival will be all about taking a moment for yourself to watch some great films and reflect on one’s own past. So come reminisce with us. 3 J. ANDREW GREENBLATT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL LERMAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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4 We put our energy into the arts. Arts and culture organizations have an impact of more than $1 billion on our local economy. Through PECO-sponsored programs we help people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy and experience the arts throughout our region. PECO is proud to support the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival. Thank you for utilizing film’s capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to further education and understanding. Find out more at www.peco.com/community © PECO Energy Company, 2015

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We lcome to the 24TH Ph i l a d e lph i a 5 IMPORTANT INFO Directors’ Notes S T N E T CON Film Fe stival 3 7 Programmer Bios 9 Our Sponsors 10 tival Keys to a Successful Fes 11 Ticket Information 13 Opening Night Festivities 13 n Closing Night Celebratio 15 Special Events 20 Film Awards 23 Programs Communit y & Education 24 Screening Schedule 111 Thank You 116 Film Index THE PROGRAM Opening Night Film Closing Night Film Centerpieces 29 31 33 40 44 52 60 72 76 81 84 From the Vaults Spotlights World Narratives New French Films Spanish Language Stories Feast American Independents Masters of Cinema I NG M E T HR S E E SO N EVE R FO GET! YOU ’LL 90 Greater Filmadelphia 94 Documentary Showcase 98 Sight and Soundtrack 103 m Animated Shorts Progra 104 The Graveyard Shift

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PROGRAMMER BIOS 7 MICHAEL LERMAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Philadelphia native Michael Lerman is a veteran programmer of film festivals, currently also curating The Toronto International Film Festival and The Stanley Film Festival. He also co-runs a production company called Tiger Industry Films for which he produces, directs, writes, and edits. Previously, he was the Director of Acquisitions for The Film Sales Company and a freelance film journalist. 7 J. ANDREW GREENBLATT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Born and raised in Philadelphia, J. Andrew Greenblatt has been Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Film Society since 2008. Prior to PFS, Greenblatt began his career in the entertainment industry with Film 101 Productions. He has produced films including Explicit Ills, Café, Twelve, and Everything Must Go. ALLISON KOEHLER PROGRAMS DIRECTOR Allison Koehler has been the Programs Director for the Philadelphia Film Society since 2013, developing the creative vision for year-round programming at the PFS Roxy Theater, Prince Theater, and out in the community. Prior to PFS, Allison spent six years as the Director of Education and youthFEST Programmer for the Sarasota Film Festival. TOM QUINN PROGRAMMER Tom Quinn was previously the co-president of Radius, The Weinstein Company’s cross- platform film releasing label. Before that he was at Magnolia for eight years, where he was SVP, and Samuel Goldwyn for seven years, eventually becoming VP of Acquisitions. Quinn’s first industry job was working in domestic film publicity for Nancy Willen at Dennis Davidson Associates. RYAN WERNER PROGRAMMER Ryan Werner, recipient of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Gen Award,” is a freelance publicity and marketing consultant. He was recently SVP of Marketing at IFC Entertainment, where he oversaw marketing and publicity for the company’s theatrical and home video releases. Werner has also worked at Wellspring, Palm Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Shooting Gallery, Sundance Channel, IFP, and the Woodstock Film Festival. LANDON ZAKHEIM SHORTS PROGRAMMER Landon Zakheim is a short film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, programmer for AFI FEST, head shorts programmer for Los Angeles Film Festival, and Director of Programming for the Stanley Film Festival, a 4-day horror celebration specializing in experiential programs. His two short films have screened with prestigious festivals around the world. CHARLOTTE COOK ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMER Charlotte Cook co-created Field of Vision, a visual journalism film unit that creates original episodic and individual short-form nonfiction films. Previously, she was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs and Head of Film Programming and Training at The Frontline Club. She has also worked with BBC Storyville, the Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation’s Puma Creative Catalyst Fund and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. DOUG JONES ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMER Doug Jones has curated films for Minneapolis’ Oak Street Cinema, the Mill Valley Film Festival in Northern California, the San Francisco Film Society and the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Film Festival, where he served as Associate Director of Programming. He is currently Executive Director of Images Cinema in Western Massachusetts. SHERYL SANTACRUZ PROGRAMMING MANAGER Before joining the team at Philadelphia, Sheryl cut her teeth working at festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and New Directors/New Films. An NYU graduate, she had a brief stint in film publicity prior to entering the film festival world. In addition to PFF, Sheryl also works at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey. TREY SHIELDS PROGRAMS COORDINATOR AMIRA ABDELLAHI SCREENER MELISSA CHEN SCREENER CATHERINE HAAS SCREENER HALI HAMILTON SCREENER KEVIN HARMAN SCREENER DOMINIC VADINO SCREENER

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OUR SPONSORS OFFICIAL SPONSORS 9 9 PREMIERE SPONSORS OFFICIAL WATER OF PFF24 OFFICIAL WINE OF PFF24 PATRON SPONSORS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS TURNING CREATIVE PASSIONS INTO CAREERS. Undergraduate degrees in Animation & Visual Effects • Architecture • Art History • Dance • Design & Merchandising • Entertainment & Arts Management • Fashion Design • Film & Video • Game Design and Production • Graphic Design • Interactive Digital Media • Interior Design • Music Industry • Photography • Product Design • Screenwriting & Playwriting • TV Production & Media Management Graduate degrees in Arts Administration • Digital Media • Fashion Design • Interior Architecture & Design • Museum Leadership • Television Management DREXEL.EDU/WESTPHAL

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10 10 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL TIPS ORDER TICKETS EARLY: Screenings can sell out quickly – especially Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece films – so get your tickets in advance. Tickets are available to everyone beginning Monday, October 5. PFS Members have access to an exclusive three-day pre-sale beginning Friday, October 2. DON’T BE LATE: All shows begin ON TIME and are not preceded by previews. No one is guaranteed a seat after a screening begins, not even ticket or badge holders. Lines will form a half-hour before the screening, so come early. STAY UPDATED: Stay up to date on sell-outs, scheduling changes, special guests, event info and more! Follow us on Twitter (@phillyfilmsoc), like us on Facebook ( philafilmsociety), or sign up for our newsletter at www.filmadelphia.org. FOLLOW THEATER ETIQUETTE: To ensure that everyone can find a seat quickly and that the film starts on time, seats cannot be held. Once the film has started, please silence your cell phone and refrain from using it while in the theater – a lit screen will distract everyone around you! SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: We want to hear from you! Fill out the Audience Award voting ballot for each screening to let us know what films stood out this year. And remember to thank our Volunteers – we couldn’t do this without them! BE PREPARED, RELAX, AND ENJOY! Lines will form outside, so remember to check the weather and dress appropriately. If there is a long line for your screening, don’t worry; if you have a ticket and arrive early, you will get in. BADGES THE IDEAL FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE! As a badge holder, you get into screenings just by showing up, receive priority admission, and get access to the Festival Lounge. Whether you’re visiting the Festival for a weekend or want to arrive in VIP style every time, we’ve got a badge for you! WEEKEND BADGE A/B: $175 General Public (25% off for PFS Members) Your four day pass to the Festival, with access to film screenings and the Festival Lounge from (A) October 22-25 including the Opening Night Film & Party, or (B) October 29 - November 1 including the Closing Night Film & Party. Non-transferable. SILVER BADGE: $500 General Public (25% off for PFS Members) Experience the full festival with access to all film screenings, Opening & Closing Night parties, and the Festival Lounge. Nontransferable. GOLD BADGE: $750 General Public (25% off for PFS Members) Share the festival with a transferable badge you can lend to friends and family! Grants one admission to all film screenings, Opening & Closing Night parties, and the Festival Lounge. PLATINUM BADGE: $1,500 Have it all with the transferable Platinum Badge. Includes access to ALL film screenings, special events, the VIP Lounge, and the Exclusive Opening Night Pre-Reception. Plus, Reserved Priority Seating at ALL screenings. Can be shared by multiple individuals; admits one per screening or event. NOTES ABOUT BADGES: Priority Admission is only guaranteed if Badge Holder arrives thirty minutes prior to the scheduled showtime. Badge Holders arriving less than the thirty minutes before showtime may be required to wait for admittance until after ticket holders have been seated. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, RETURNS, OR EXCHANGES. Festival Badges will be available for pick-up at the Prince Theater starting Monday, October 12. This is the only location badges can be picked up. Get your Festival Badge online NOW at FILMADELPHIA.ORG/BADGES WHIL SU PPL E IE L A S T! S VENUES MARKET STREET UPenn Shoemaker Green 217 S. 33rd St., University City PFS Roxy Theater 2023 Sansom St. 267-639-9508 PFF24 BOX OFFICE Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut St. (at Broad St.) 215-422-4580 CHESTNUT STREET WALNUT STREET SPRUCE STREET LOMBARD STREET Schuylkill River 20TH STREET 15TH STREET 21ST STREET BROAD STREET

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TICKET INFORMATION 11 TICKET INFORMATION ON SALE TO PFS MEMBERS: Friday, October 2 - Sunday, October 4 TICKETS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC starting Monday, October 5 HOW TO BUY TICKETS: During the festival, tickets to any screening can be purchased online, by phone, or at any festival theatrical venue up to 30 minutes before showtime, subject to availability. Thirty minutes prior to showtime, tickets can be purchased only at the screening venue. Venue box offices open 30 minutes before the first screening of the day and close 15 minutes after the last screening of the day begins. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, RETURNS, OR EXCHANGES. RUSH TICKETS: When tickets for a screening are no longer available, there is still a chance for admission through the Rush Line. In most cases, a limited number of Rush tickets are released shortly before show time. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cash preferred, full price. Students w/ valid ID may purchase $5 Rush tickets, except when noted. Line up 30 minutes in advance for Rush. FILM VOUCHERS: Film vouchers can only be used for regularly priced screenings ($13 value or less) and must be exchanged for a ticket prior to getting in line for the film. Vouchers can be redeemed at any Festival venue box office, based on availability. GROUP SALES: Group sales rate is available for groups of 20+. Please call 484-483-5716 or email pffboxoffice@filmadelphia.org for group sales inquiries. ORDER BY PHONE: Tickets to the festival can be ordered via our Festival Call Center at 484-483-5716 prior to October 23. You can choose to receive your tickets either via email or Will Call. HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm // Closed Sundays. 11 TICKET PACKAGES We’ve built curated ticket packages to help you get all the tickets you need in one place. Details at www.filmadelphia.org/festival. GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6|6|6 BUNDLE: Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each! $18 / PFS Members $15 A VERY SCARY SLEEPOVER Wes Craven’s Halloween Nightmare: This fright-fest marathon features 11 titles from the late, great horror director. See p. 19 for details. $25 / PFS Members $20 DAILY SAMPLING: A curated sampling of the festival — three films a day representing PFF’s variety. Full details online. $25 - $30 / PFS Members $18 - $22 OPENING NIGHT EVENT: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 10:00PM - 1:00AM FILM @ Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street PARTY @1925 Lounge, 111 South 17th Street, Center City Film & Party......................................................$50 / $40 PFS Members Film only...........................................................$25 / $20 PFS Members CLOSING NIGHT EVENT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 10:30PM - 1:30AM FILM & PARTY @ Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street Film & Party......................................................$50 / $40 PFS Members Film only...........................................................$25 / $20 PFS Members ADVANCE & IN-PERSON SALES PURCHASE IN PERSON: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm; closed Sundays. The Prince Theater box office can process badge sales, ticket packages, PFS membership sales, and regular ticket orders. PFF ON US FREE TICKET PROGRAM: Thanks to the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation, PFS is once again proud to present PFF ON US, the free ticket program that offers complimentary tickets to the American Independents and Documentary Showcase categories. Getting your free tickets is easy! Reserve online, over the phone, or at any festival box office. CONVENIENCE FEES: There is a $1 convenience fee applied to all tickets ordered online or over the phone. PRICING (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WHERE NOTED) INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES Regular screenings.......................................$13 / PFS Members $10 Weekday matinees (before 5pm).......................$8 / PFS Members $5 Festival Lounge MARKET STREET CHESTNUT STREET WALNUT STREET Ritz Bourse 400 Ranstead St. (along 4th St.) 215-925-7900 114 Market St. Downstairs Ritz East I-95 Delaware Expressway LOMBARD STREET 2ND STREET 3RD STREET 5TH STREET 4TH STREET SPRUCE STREET Delaware River 125 S. 2nd St. (at Sansom) 215-925-7900

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OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES 13 THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 6:00 PM-1:00 AM OPENING NIGHT FILM SCREENING OF ANOMALISA DIR: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson / CAST: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, David Thewlis. See page 29 for more information about this film. THE PRINCE THEATER 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY, 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM Kick off the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival at the historic Prince Theater, Philadelphia Film Society’s newest venue, with two screenings of Anomalisa, at 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Anomalisa depicts a man desperately trying to escape his life in this extraordinary piece of stop-motion animation that is as tender and humorous as it is surreal. OPENING NIGHT PARTY 1925 LOUNGE, 111 SOUTH 17TH STREET, CENTER CITY, 10:00PM Following the film screenings, join the Philadelphia Film Society for the Opening Night Party at the chic, prohibition-inspired 1925 Lounge! Celebrate the launch of the 24th Festival and enjoy lite bites and drinks from Festival sponsors Stella Artois, Dock Street Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Core Water, and Dark Horse, the official wine of PFF24. OPENING NIGHT ADMISSION Film and Party are FREE with your Festival badge. 21+ only; ID required. See “Pricing” on page 11 for purchase information. 13 SPONSORED BY OFFICIAL WINE OF PFF24 OFFICIAL WATER OF PFF24 CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATION FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 8:00 PM-1:30 AM AWARD CEREMONY, CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING OF WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, AND CLOSING NIGHT MASQUERADE PARTY PRINCE THEATER, 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY DIR: Michael Moore See page 31 for more information about this film. Join us as we announce the 2015 Grand Jury and Audience award winners of the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival, followed by a screening of the PFF24 closing night film, Where to Invade Next, the latest hilarious and impassioned documentary from Academy Award winner Michael Moore. After the film, raise a glass to toast another successful Festival with a masquerade party on Mischief Night — and don’t forget your mask! Showcasing the iconic Prince Theater, this year’s Closing Night Party spans the entire first floor as well as the second floor Black Box. Enjoy light fare and drinks from festival sponsors Stella Artois, Dock Street Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Core Water, and Dark Horse, official wine of the PFF24. CLOSING NIGHT ADMISSION Film and party are FREE with your Festival Badge. 21+, ID required. See “Pricing” on page 11 for advance-purchase information. SPONSORED BY OFFICIAL WINE OF PFF24 OFFICIAL WATER OF PFF24

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SPECIAL EVENTS 15 FESTIVAL LOUNGE THE IRISH POL, DOWNSTAIRS 114 MARKET STREET, OLD CITY HOURS: 12:00 PM-10:00 PM* Exclusive to filmmakers, industry guests, select badge holders, Spotlight Circle members, sponsors, and of course, Festival VIPs. Located in Old City, at the new location of The Irish Pol (114 Market Street) the Festival VIP Lounge will serve as a private space for food, drinks, a little “R&R” between films and perhaps a casual encounter with a filmmaker or two! *Lounge will be closed on Thursday, October 22. On Friday, October 30, Lounge hours will be 12:00 PM-3:00 PM. For updates on events in the Lounge, visit filmadelphia.org/festivalevents. The Philadelphia Film Festival Lounge is hosted by The Irish Pol. 15 TASTINGS AT THE LOUNGE DARK HORSE WINES: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Come to the Festival Lounge and taste Dark Horse Wine, the official wine of the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival. At Dark Horse Wines, our passion is crafting bold wines that deliver the unexpected. We marshal the best agricultural winemaking practices from around the world to guarantee the highest quality. Join experts from Dark Horse and fellow Festival-goers for this exclusive tasting, open to all PFF patrons. STUMPTOWN COFFEE WITH OX COFFEE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Scheduled to give you a boost at the halfway point of this year’s festival, join the knowledgeable staff of one of Philadelphia’s premiere independent coffee shops as they share complimentary samples of Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ outstanding Holler Mountain blend. Ox Coffee has been serving Queen Village and beyond since 2013 and is the labor of love for two old friends with extensive backgrounds in the field. Open to all PFF patrons. BE A VIP: VISIT THE FESTIVAL LOUNGE For the first time, the Festival Lounge will open to all PFF patrons on select days throughout the Festival. Just show any PFF ticket at the door and come in for quick bites between films, drink specials and events. Á la carte menu and bar items will also be available for purchase. THE FESTIVAL LOUNGE WILL BE OPEN TO ALL FESTIVAL PATRONS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES FROM 12:00 PM TO 10:00 PM, AND WILL FEATURE THE SPECIAL EVENTS LISTED BELOW! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sample Dark Horse Wines, the official wine of the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival in an exclusive tasting. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Enjoy complimentary Holler Mountain, a signature blend by Stumptown Coffee Roasters, from Ox Coffee. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29: Snap a photo at the PFF24 Selfie Station for a chance to win prizes! For updates on events in the Lounge, visit filmadelphia.org/festivalevents

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