22nd Philadelphia Film Festival Program Guide


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1 OCT 17-27, 2013 SEE SOMETHING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET www.filmadelphia.org/festival : /philafilmsociety : @phillyfilmsoc l #PFF22


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2 It’s the start of my fifth year as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society, and I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished! Once again, our fantastic team of curators has delivered a spectacular program, which we are all tremendously excited to bring home to Philadelphia. We knew going into this year that we had a significant challenge on our hands following the incredible lineup of the 2012 Festival, highlighted by the Opening Night hometown premiere of Silver Linings Playbook and the Closing Night screening of Flight, complete with Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis. What a tough act to follow! The programming team, led by Artistic Director Michael Lerman, has surpassed all expectations and has delivered what may be our finest Festival yet. Opening with the brilliant survival film All Is Lost and Closing with Labor Day, the Philadelphia Film Festival features some of the most anticipated films of the year, such as August: Osage County; Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Nebraska; and Philomena. I’m thrilled to be welcoming Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Dern, who won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival this year for Nebraska. PFF will be presenting him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme will also be on hand to present the 20th Anniversary screening of Philadelphia, and Rising Star Award recipient Kerry Bishé (Argo) will be here with two films, Blue Highway and Grand Piano. I’m also excited to share with you the expansion of our PFF ON US program, which offers free tickets to the general public and nonprofit organizations throughout Philadelphia, as well as our Student Screening Showcase Education Program, which gives free tickets daily to students for designated films, complete with post-screening discussions. These programs are very important to the Film Society, as we work to fulfill our mission to build audiences for film and promote education and understanding through film. Education programs launched during the festival will continue throughout the year at our new home in the PFS Theater at the Roxy. Be sure to check out our Filmadelphia category films, as this program will continue year-round at the PFS Theater at the Roxy thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation. Five years. It’s been a great ride so far, and this is just the beginning. Thank you for your continued support, and for joining us again in this annual celebration of film. I hope you enjoy the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, and I look forward to seeing you at the movies. DIRECTORS’ NOTES 3 As we approach another Philadelphia Film Festival, I’m reminded what a great year it has been for cinema. I felt like 2012 set an incredibly high bar for films, and with the 22nd festival, we’re going to try our best to clear it. We’ve shrunk a little bit, trimmed the fat and kept it to just the movies that we think you, the audiences, will respond to the most. While we still support risk-taking in cinema and edgy, decisive visions, we also are simply looking to show the cream of the crop, the films that will stay with you for years to come. There are a lot of connections to be drawn through the program, but perhaps one of my favorite themes of this year is youth. We not only have a series of movies that are geared toward children, such as Ernest & Celestine, Ragnorak, The Rocket and The Short Game (a doc that plays great to people of all ages!), but we also have many films about the nature of childhood or coming-of-age. Try not to miss movies like Awful Nice, Harmony Lessons, In Bloom, Northwest, Sarah Prefers to Run, We Are the Best! and the Cannes-award-winning Blue Is the Warmest Color, which explores the first taste of sexuality in the most honest terms possible. Some of the best films in the program discuss familial relationships, movies like August: Osage County, The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Congress, Ilo Ilo and Like Father, Like Son. Whether you are a parent or a child, you should be able to throw a rock in the Ritz in the next few days and hit a story you can relate to. We’re doing more to highlight our competition films this year. These are some of the most unique pieces in the program and they are definitely worth taking a chance on. All of them will play twice during the festival, with one show guaranteed to be during the last weekend, so make sure you stick it out until the end because we’ve saved the best for last! Whether it is thought-provoking tales of moral ambiguity and lifealtering questions, or empowering crowd-pleasers about elderly women finding independence, I hope that you find something to fall in love with in the festival. Yes, it truly has been an incredible year of discoveries and strong voices, and I’m so glad we get to share some of that with you. 3 XFINITY® is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Access select movies from the festival with XFINITY On Demand. ™ Using your digital remote, select On Demand/ Get Local/Enterainment/Philly Film Fest or Philly Film Fest HD. MICHAEL LERMAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 1-800-XFINITY | www.xfinity.com Restrictions apply. Festival movies available On Demand for a limited time. XFINITY service not available in all areas. Not all programming available in all areas. Call for restrictions and details. ©2013 Comcast. All rights reserved. J. ANDREW GREENBLATT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Philly-Film-Festival-Ad-0813.indd 1 8/26/13 10:32 AM


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4 IMPORTANT INFO Directors’ Notes Programmer Bios Our Sponsors Keys to a Successful Fest Ticket Information Opening Night Festivities Closing Night Extravaganza Special Events Film Awards Rising Star Award Lifetime Achievement Award Filmadelphia Education Screening Schedule Thank Yous Film Index 3 7 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 105 109 5 CONTENTS THE PROGRAM Opening Night Film Closing Night Film Centerpieces From The Vaults Spotlights Masters of Cinema World Narratives Contemporary Francophone Cinema Spanish Language Stories Eastern European Visions American Independents Greater Filmadelphia Documentary Showcase Sight and Soundtrack Animated Shorts Program The Graveyard Shift 25 27 29 36 40 46 52 62 68 74 78 82 86 92 97 98 Welcome to the twenty-second Philadelphia Film Festival. See something you’ll never forget!


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6 MICHAEL LERMAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Born and raised in Philadelphia, Michael is a veteran programmer of film festivals, currently also curating for Fantastic Fest and working as a Programming Associate for the Toronto International Film Festival. Previously, he was the Director of Acquisitions for The Film Sales Company and has written for several film publications including indieWIRE, Spout and Hammer to Nail. He also co-runs a production company called Tiger Industry Films for which he produces, directs, writes, and edits. PROGRAMMER BIOS 7 J. ANDREW GREENBLATT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A Philadelphia native, J. Andrew Greenblatt assumed the position of Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Film Society in September 2008. He is responsible for the annual budget and long-term financial plan while also acting as primary fundraiser and overseer of programming initiatives. Prior to PFS, Greenblatt began his career in the entertainment industry with Film 101 Productions, an independent production company. Working both with Film 101 and independently, he has produced films including Explicit Ills, Café, Twelve, and Everything Must Go. 7 TOM QUINN PROGRAMMER Tom Quinn is the co-president of Radius, The Weinstein Company’s new crossplatform film releasing label, developing content and distribution strategies that move beyond the on-demand model. Before that he was at Magnolia for eight years, where he was SVP. Quinn is also a programmer, having worked for Atlanta, Woodstock, and Actionfest. Prior to joining Magnolia, he was at 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, recepient of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Gen Award” in 2006, is a freelance publicity and marketing consultant. He was recently SVP of Marketing at IFC Entertainment, where he oversaw all marketing and publicity for the company’s theatrical and home video releases. Prior to IFC, Werner was Head of Theatrical Distribution at Wellspring and Palm Pictures. He has also worked at Magnolia Pictures, Shooting Gallery, Sundance Channel, and IFP. Werner has also programmed at the Woodstock Film Festival. DILCIA BARRERA ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMER Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dilcia Barrera graduated from UCLA with a degree in Spanish/Portuguese Film and Literature. Aside from working for The Philadelphia Film Festival, Dilcia is a senior film programmer for AFI FEST, a Shorts Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, and a screener for the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. DOUG JONES ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMER Doug Jones got his first job in film — shoveling popcorn behind the candy stand of the Hollywood Theater in Sioux Falls, SD — when he was 14. Later, after a few years at film school and working in film production, he moved into the world of non-profit film organizations. He has also written for a variety of magazines and web sites, including indieWIRE, Film Comment, Twitch, and flatbed. Jones is currently the Associate Director of Programming for Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival. SHERYL SANTACRUZ PROGRAMMING MANAGER CHARLOTTE COOK SCREENER ELIZABETH SKERITT SCREENER JESSE TRUSSELL SCREENER FARIHAH ZAMAN SCREENER


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8 OFFICIAL SPONSORS OUR SPONSORS 9 9 Coming Soon aa SneakPeek of the PFS Theater at the Roxy Sneak Peak of the PFS at the Roxy October 18th from 12-6 October 19th from 12-4 October 20th from 12-4 PREMIERE SPONSORS PATRON SPONSORS Join Us for our Open House PARTICIPATING SPONSORS COMMUNITY SPONSORS FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Bryn Mawr College / InLiquid / PIFVA The Art Blog / Cheltenham Center for the Arts The Philadelphia Museum of Art


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10 10 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL FEST BADGES THE IDEAL FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE! We offer tiered badge options tailored to your preferences. Badge holders get into screenings just by showing up (no tickets!) and receive priority admission. With four options to choose from, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for! WEEKEND BADGE A/B . . . . . . $165 General Public (25% off for PFS Members) Your four day ticket to the Festival, with access to film screenings from (A) Oct. 17-20 including the Opening Night Film & Party, or (B) Oct. 24-27 including the Closing Night Film & Party. Nontransferable. SILVER BADGE . . $400 General Public (25% off for PFS Members) Enjoy the full Festival experience with access to all film screenings, Opening & Closing Night Parties, and the Festival Lounge. Non-transferable. GOLD BADGE . . . $600 General Public (25% off for PFS Members) Share the Festival experience with friends and family through the transferable Gold Badge that provides access to all film screenings, Opening & Closing Night Parties, and the Festival Lounge. PLATINUM BADGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 The ultimate Festival experience. This transferable badge includes access to all film screenings, special events, the Festival Lounge, and the Exclusive Opening Night Pre-Reception. Plus, reserved priority seating at all screenings. NOTES ABOUT BADGES: Badge holder must arrive to screenings 30 minutes in advance or priority admission is not guaranteed. Festival Badges will be available for pick-up at the PFF Main Box Office, starting Oct. 4th. This is the only location where badges can be picked up. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, RETURNS, OR EXCHANGES. TICKET INFORMATION 11 TICKET INFORMATION HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Tickets to any screening can be purchased online, by phone, at any festival theatrical venue (only on screening dates), or at the Festival Main Box Office up to 30 minutes before showtime, subject to availability. Thirty minutes prior to showtime, tickets can only be purchased 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. Seating for ticket holders is only guaranteed until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time; no late seating. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, RETURNS, OR EXCHANGES. WILL CALL: When ordering tickets online or over the phone, you can select Will Call to pick your tickets up at any festival box office. A $1.00 convenience fee will be applied to each ticket in your order at the time of purchase. ORDER BY PHONE: Tickets to the festival can be ordered by calling the Main Box Office during regular box office hours. You can chose to receive your tickets either via email or Will Call. A $1.00 convenience fee will be applied to each ticket in your phone order at the time of purchase. RUSH TICKETS: Even when tickets for a screening sell out, seats may still be available. In most cases, a limited number of rush tickets are released 15 minutes prior to the screening. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on how many seats are available. Cash only, full price. Students (with valid ID) may purchase rush tickets for $5, except where noted. Please plan on lining up at least 30 minutes in advance for rush tickets. FILM VOUCHERS: Film vouchers can only be used for regularly priced screenings ($12 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 or the PFF Main Box Office, based on availability. GROUP SALES: Group sale rates are available for groups of 20+. Please call 267-908-4733 or email tickets@filmadelphia.org for group sale inquiries. Excludes Special Events and other specially priced screenings. 11 AVOID SELL-OUTS: Screenings tend to sell out – especially Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece films – so get your tickets in advance. Tickets are available to everyone beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the PFF Main Box Office. PFS Members have access to an exclusive four day pre-sale beginning Friday, Sept. 27. 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 (Philadelphia Film Society), 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 your 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. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE “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 Festival’s free ticket program that offers complimentary tickets to the American Independents and Documentaries screening categories. Anyone can get one (1) free ticket to any PFF On Us screening. Getting your free tickets is easy! For more information or to order your tickets visit www.filmadelphia.org/tickets. TIPS PRICING (TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WHERE NOTED) Regular screenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 / PFS Members $10 Weekday matinees (before 5pm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 / PFS Members $5 6-PACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 / PFS Members $50 Includes admission to any six (6) regular film screenings priced $12 or less, depending on availability . 6-Pack vouchers must be redeemed for specific screenings at the box office . There is a two-ticket limit per film . 6-Packs can only be purchased in person at the PFF Main Box Office . THE GRAVEYARD BUNDLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 We’re screening two nights of great genre fare at Cinemark on 10/18 and 10/19: five films from The Graveyard Shift category plus 1979’s The Visitor. Buy the bundle and see all six shows at a discounted rate . INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES TICKET PACKAGES OPENING NIGHT EVENT: THURSDAY, OCT . 17, 8PM-1AM FILM: Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, 300 S . Broad Street PARTY: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 1426-28 Chestnut Street; 10:30PM -1AM Film & Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 / $45 PFS Members Film only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 / $15 PFS Members FILM: Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street PARTY: R2L Restaurant and Lounge, 2 Liberty Place; 10PM-1AM Film & Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 / $40 PFS Members Film only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 / $15 PFS Members CLOSING NIGHT EVENT: FRIDAY, OCT . 25, 8PM-1AM OFFICE in The Condo Shop, 1425 Locust St . , Philadelphia 19102 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Tuesday, Oct . 1 - Sunday, Oct . 27 HOURS: MON-FRI, NOON– 6PM, SAT NOON- 4PM, SUN NOON-4PM (only during the festival) . The Main Box Office can process badge sales, ticket packages, PFS membership sales, and regular ticket orders . This is the only location where Festival Badges and ticket 6-Packs can be picked up . NOTE: Tickets for screenings at the Kimmel Center Perelman Theater can only be purchased online or over the phone from the Kimmel Center box office, or in person at the festival main box office . Call 215-670-2300 to order . ADVANCE & IN-PERSON SALES: Purchase in-person at the PFF MAIN BOX Get your Festival Badge online NOW at FILMADELPHIA .ORG/BADGES WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. VENUES Cinemark Prince Music Theater I-95 Delaware Expwy. I-76 Schuykill Expwy. WALNUT STREET 15TH STREET SPRUCE STREET LOMBARD STREET BROAD STREET Perelman Theater 33RD STREET 40TH STREET 37TH STREET 2ND STREET 3RD STREET 5TH STREET 4TH STREET in the Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad St. (at Spruce St.) 215-893-1999 Delaware River formerly the Rave 4012 Walnut St. (at 40th St.) 215-386-0869 MARKET STREET CHESTNUT STREET Schuykill River 1412 Chestnut St. (at Broad St.) 215-569-9700 VIP Lounge Ritz Bourse 400 Ranstead St. (along 4th St.) 215-925-7900 Ritz East 125 S. 2nd St. (at Sansom) 215-925-7900 110 Chestnut St. 2nd Floor


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12 12 OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES FESTIVAL LOUNGE 110 CHESTNUT ST ., 2ND FLOOR, OLD CITY HOURS: MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, 4:00–10:00 PM THURSDAY–SUNDAY, 12:00–10 PM* Exclusive to filmmakers, industry guests, select Badge Holders, Spotlight Circle members, sponsors and, of course, Festival VIPs. Located in Old City, at 110 Chestnut St., the Festival Lounge will serve as a private space for food, drinks, a little “R&R” between films and perhaps even a casual run-in with a filmmaker or two. Daily events will be featured throughout the Festival, including panel discussions, private receptions, food and wine tastings and meet-and-greets with PFF programmers. *Lounge will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 17. Lounge will be open noon– 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 25. SPECIAL EVENTS 13 13 THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 8:00 PM-1:00 AM OPENING NIGHT FILM SCREENING OF ALL IS LOST DIR: J.C. CHANDOR / CAST: ROBERT REDFORD PERELMAN THEATER AT THE KIMMEL CENTER 300 S BROAD STREET, CENTER CITY, 8-10PM Kick off the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival in Center City’s newest and largest film screening venue, the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, with the Philadelphia premiere of All Is Lost. One of the most anticipated films of the fall and featuring a tour-de-force solo performance from Robert Redford, All is Lost is a gripping nautical tale of solitude, determination, and survival in the face of looming disaster. Director J.C. Chandor will be in attendance. OPENING NIGHT PARTY DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE 1426-28 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY, 10:30PM -1AM The excitement doesn’t stop at the theater. Mix and mingle with fellow film enthusiasts and industry VIPs at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. Enjoy signature cocktails from Grey Goose Premium Vodka and get a taste of the exclusive beer of the Philadelphia Film Festival, Cinnister Cinema Stout, locally crafted by Dock Street Brewing Co. OPENING NIGHT ADMISSIONS Film and Party are FREE with your Festival Badge. 21+, ID required Tickets will NOT be available at the door. See “Pricing” on page 11 for advance purchase information. PHILADELPHIA 20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR/PRODUCER JONATHAN DEMME SPONSORED BY TUESDAY, OCT . 22 / 8:30 PM / PRINCE MUSIC THEATER Join us for this special anniversary screening of one of the most important films about our hometown. A ground-breaking masterpiece, Philadelphia was the first major motion-picture to tackle the issues of AIDS, homosexuality, and discrimination head-on. Director Jonathan Demme will be in attendance. About Jonathan Demme Starting out as a writer and producer with Roger Corman in 1971, Jonathan Demme, shown at left, has directed and produced more than 30 movies. His films, which have been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, include Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, The Manchurian Candidate, and Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Oscar for Best Director in 1991. I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and The Beautful, the first of Demme’s projected series of five New Orleans portrait documentaries, premiered last fall on PBS’s highly regarded documentary series, POV, after screening at the 2011 Philadelphia Film Festival. Editing is now underway on Herreast Harrison: Guardian of the Flame, the latest portrait documentary shot in New Orleans from 2005 to the present. Enzo Avitabile Music Life premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and will be released later this year. Fear of Falling, directed by Demme and based on Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn’s adaptation of the play by Henrik Ibsen, The Master Builder, is in post-production and will also be released later this year. CLOSING NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 8:00 PM-1:00 AM AWARD CEREMONY AND CLOSING NIGHT FILM SCREENING OF LABOR DAY DIR: JASON REITMAN CAST: KATE WINSLET, JOSH BROLIN, GATTLIN GRIFFITH, TOBEY MAGUIRE, CLARK GREGG, JK SIMMONS, BROOKE SMITH, JAMES VAN DER BEEK PRINCE MUSIC THEATER 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY, 8-10PM Join us as we announce the Grand Jury and Audience Award Winners of the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, followed by the Philadelphia Premiere of Labor Day. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in Jason Reitman’s powerful, absorbing drama about a boy and his withdrawn mother whose lives are forever changed by the appearance of a mysterious stranger. CLOSING NIGHT PARTY R2L RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 2 LIBERTY PLACE, CENTER CITY, 10PM-1AM Close out this year’s showcase of cinema in style on the 37th Floor of 2 Liberty Place at R2L Restaurant and Lounge. With sweeping views of the city, great food and music, there couldn’t be a better setting to recap and share your favorite films of the Festival! We’re happy to invite back our generous sponsors at Grey Goose Premium Vodka and Dock Street Brewing Co. as they offer complimentary beer and cocktails created exclusively for the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival! CLOSING NIGHT ADMISSIONS Film and Party are FREE with your Festival Badge. 21+, ID required Tickets will not be available at the door. See “Pricing” on page 11 for advance purchase information. SPONSORED BY LET THE FIRE BURN PANEL SATURDAY, OCT . 26 / 2:00 PM / PRINCE MUSIC THEATER Jason Osder’s new documentary is a riveting examination of the fatal standoff between Philadelphia law enforcement and the black militant liberation group MOVE. The film details the aftermath of this tragic event through both news coverage and the subsequent public hearings. Join us for this unique event as we assemble a post-screening panel of key figures to discuss the history behind the film. The panel will include: • Jason Osder, director of Let the Fire Burn • Michael and Randi Boyette, co-authors of Let It Burn • Ramona Africa, Minister of Communication, MOVE • Jim Berghaier Don’t miss this chance to examine an important and controversial part of Philadelphia’s history.


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14 14 FILM AWARDS IN C IN C IN C IN C NARRATIVE FEATURE AWARD DOCUMENTARY 15 PINKENSON FEATURE AWARD 15 IN C OM P E TI OM P E TI OM P E TI FEATURE AWARD ARCHIE FIRST FEATURE AWARD OM P E TI OM P E TI SHORT FILM AWARD Be sure to vote for this year’s audience award! Ballots will be given out at the screenings. ARCHIE AWARD COMPETITION (FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE) FRIDAY, OCT. 25 / 8:00 PM / PRINCE MUSIC THEATER The Archie Award, named after Archie Perlmutter, will be presented to the best film by a first-time director at the Closing Awards Ceremony, Friday, Oct. 25, at the Prince Music Theater. Each year, for the last seven years, the Philadelphia Film Society has celebrated the life of Archie Perlmutter, who was one of the most vibrant stalwarts of the Philadelphia film community. This year, the Archie Award for Best Debut Director will be presented by Archie’s wife, Ruth. Archie, along with Ruth, both pictured at right, was a founding board member of the Philadelphia Film Society in addition to his career as an independent film reviewer and cinema studies instructor. After he graduated from MIT as a chemical engineer, he worked on the Manhattan atom bomb project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Post-war, he married Ruth and they had three children, Bonnie, David and Sharon. Perlmutter’s interest in film was sparked in the early 1970s when Ruth took post-doctoral studies in cinema at New York University. Soon the couple became regulars on the film-festival circuit, scouting movies to write film criticism and features for numerous local and national newspapers and journals. In 1981, the intrepid cinephile founded and co-directed the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival at the Gershman Y, now entering in its 30th year. Archie molded the program into an event that combined two things he revered: secular Judaism and film, especially those that promoted the Jewish ethics to mend the world. Since his death, Ruth assumed his role until her retirement this year. The following films and filmmakers have been recipients of the Archie Award: Me and You and Everyone We Know by Miranda July, 2005; Sweetland by Ali Selim, 2006; Red Road by Andrea Arnold, 2007; Phoebe in Wonderland by Daniel Barnz, 2008; Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley, 2009; Hesher by Spencer Susser, 2010; Michael by Markus Schleinzer, 2011; and The Woman in the Septic Tank, by Marlon Rivera, 2012. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION Harmony Lessons, directed by Emir Baigazin Ilo Ilo, directed by Anthony Chen In Bloom, directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß A Long and Happy Life, directed by Boris Khlebnikov Mary, Queen of Scots, directed by Thomas Imbach Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, directed by Denis Côté We Are the Best!, directed by Lukas Moodysson DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION 12 O’Clock Boys, directed by Lotfy Nathan Caucus, directed by AJ Schnack God Loves Uganda, directed by Roger Ross Williams Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, directed by Sophie Huber The Kill Team, directed by Dan Krauss La Maison de la Radio, directed by Nicolas Philibert The Short Game, directed by Josh Greenbaum ARCHIE AWARD FIRST FEATURE DIRECTOR COMPETITION 1982, directed by Tommy Oliver Apaches, directed by Thierry de Peretti Before Snowfall, directed by Hisham Zaman Cheap Thrills, directed by E. L. Katz Coherence, directed by James Ward Byrkit Harmony Lessons, directed by Emir Baigazin Ilo Ilo, directed by Anthony Chen La Jaula de Oro, directed by Diego Quemada-Díez Man of Tai Chi, directed by Keanu Reeves Miele, directed by Valeria Golino The Motel Life, directed by Gabriel Polsky and Alan Polsky Nothing Bad Can Happen, directed by Katrin Gebbe Puppy Love, directed by Delphine Lehericey Rock the Casbah, directed by Yariv Horowitz The Rocket, directed by Kim Mordaunt Sarah Prefers To Run, directed by Chloé Robichaud The Suspect, directed by Stuart Connelly Tanta Agua, directed by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge 2012 AWARD WINNERS BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE directed by Radu Jude TI ON EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY directed by Marlon Rivera THE WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK ARCHIE AWARD TI ON TI ON TI ON CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST YEAR’S WINNERS BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE directed by Paul Lacoste STEP UP TO THE PLATE directed by Jenny Deller FUTURE WEATHER PINKENSON AWARD TI ON PINKENSON AWARD LOCAL FEATURE COMPETITION 1982, directed by Tommy Oliver The Discoverers, directed by Justin Schwarz Let the Fire Burn, directed by Jason Osder McCanick, directed by Josh C. Waller The Suspect, directed by Stuart Connelly Town Hall, directed by Sierra Pettengill and Jamila Wignot SHORT FILM COMPETITION Adele 1, directed by Kurdwin Ayub Alaska is a Drag, directed by Shaz Bennett The Bungled Child, directed by Simon Filliot The Captain, directed by Nash Edgerton and Spencer Susser Cicada Princess, directed by Mauricio Baiocchi The Cub, directed by Riley Stearns Eating Lunch, directed by Sanna Lenken ECHO, directed by Merlin Flügel The Event, directed by Julia Pott Fear of Flying, directed by Conor Finnegan Fort Greene, directed by Jordan Thomas The Globe Collector, directed by Summer DeRoche In Hanford, directed by Chris Mars Lapse, directed by Jahaira Torres Marcel, King of Tervuren, directed by Tom Schroeder Necromonica, directed by Kyle Bogart and Cliff Bogart Oh Willy ... , directed by Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef Old Man, directed by Leah Shore Papel Picado, directed by Javier Barboza Reindeer, directed by Eva Weber The Roper, directed by Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands RPG OKC, directed by Emily Carmichael Safe, directed by Byoung-Gon Moon Shadow of a Cloud, directed by Radu Jude Social Butterfly, directed by Lauren Wolkstein Tin, directed by Brandon Lake Vladimir Putin in Deep Concentration, directed by Dana O’Keefe and Sasha Kliment When the Zombies Come, directed by Jon Hurst SHARON PINKENSON AWARD (FOR BEST LOCAL FEATURE) For over 20 years, Sharon Pinkenson has been synonymous with film in Philadelphia. As the first Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO), Sharon has been responsible for bringing in scores of tremendous films with incredible talent over the years, including highlights such as: Philadelphia, The Sixth Sense, National Treasure, In Her Shoes, Law Abiding Citizen, Silver Linings Playbook and hundreds more! No one has been more instrumental in developing, strengthening and sustaining the film industry across the Philadelphia region, making it possible for the city and region to become such a desirable place to shoot a film, be it studio or independent. In recognition and tremendous gratitude for her dedication and accomplishments throughout her remarkable career, the Philadelphia Film Society is thrilled to honor Sharon by renaming the annual greater filmadelphia award given to best local film in her name, which will now be titled the Sharon Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature Film. BEST SHORT directed by Julia Pott BELLY AUDIENCE AWARD directed by John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK


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16 16 RISING STAR AWARD KERRY BISHÉ RISING STAR AWARD SATURDAY, OCT . 19, 7:45 PM AT THE RITZ EAST A About the Rising Star Award The Rising Star Award recognizes a talented young artist early in his or her career who has displayed promising potential in the filmmaking process. Recent Rising Star award recipients include Ben Foster, Mark Webber and Shane West. About Kerry Bishé Kerry Bishé is a theatre, film and television actor. She can be seen in Argo, directed by Ben Affleck. She also appears in movies written and directed by Ed Burns, including The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Newlyweds and Nice Guy Johnny. Bishé starred in Kevin Smith’s Red State and can be seen opposite Jerry Lewis in Max Rose, which premiered at Cannes 2013. Another of her upcoming films, Blue Highway, pictured below, will be shown in the American Independents category in this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival. Bishé’s New York theater projects include her Broadway debut as Clara in the Roundabout Theatre’s production of Pygmalion and the title role in the one-woman play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, directed by Alan Rickman. Bishé’s film and TV credits include Lucy in the ABC series Scrubs; Grand Piano; Meskada; Iceland, directed by Will Gluck; Sex and the City: The Movie; Turkey Bowl; Life on Mars; Night Life; and Virtuality. Bishé will soon begin shooting the new AMC series Halt & Catch Fire. Bishé is a graduate of Northwestern University. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 17 BRUCE DERN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SATURDAY, OCT . 19, 8:30 PM AT THE PERELMAN THEATER About the Lifetime Achievement Award The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the work and career of a filmmaker, actor or industry professional who has made an exceptional contribution to the history of cinema. Past recipients include Roy Disney, Jeff Daniels, Morgan Freeman, and Susan Sarandon. About Bruce Dern Bruce Dern’s tremendous career is made up of playing both modern-day heroes and legendary villains. Through decades of critically acclaimed performances, Dern has acquired the reputation of being one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. A celebrated stage actor, Dern was trained by famed director Elia Kazan at The Actor’s Studio and made his film debut in Kazan’s Wild River (1960). In the 1960s, Dern also found success as a distinguished television actor: He appeared regularly in contemporary Western TV series as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s series. Hitchcock was such a fan of Dern, he cast him in both Marnie and Family Plot (Hitchcock’s final film). During the 1960s, Dern went on to work with director Roger Corman and appeared in several of his classic and decade-defining films, including Wild Angels. He received critical success for films such as They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Drive, He Said, and went down in history for his role as Long Hair in The Cowboys, in which he became the first man ever to kill a character played by John Wayne. Dern later starred in such classic films as The King of Marvin Gardens with Jack Nicholson and Ellen Burstyn and played Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. It was Dern’s brilliant and powerful performance in Hal Ashby’s Coming Home that earned him both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Dern co-starred with Charlize Theron in Monster, one of the most critically acclaimed independent films of all time, and can also be seen on the HBO series Big Love. Most recently Dern has worked with iconic directors Francis Ford Coppola in Twixt, Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained and in May 2013 won the Cannes Film Festival best actor prize for his performance in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, shown below, which opens in the United States on Nov. 22, 2013. Other credits include: Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Bette Davis, Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running, Michael Ritchie’s Smile, Middle Age Crazy with Ann-Margret, Jason Miller’s That Championship Season, Tattoo with Maud Adams, The ’Burbs with Tom Hanks, The Haunting with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton’s All The Pretty Horses, Bob Dylan’s Masked and Anonymous, Down in the Valley with Edward Norton, Astronaut Farmer with Billy Bob Thornton, and The Cake Eaters with Kristen Stewart. Dern’s other outstanding films are the much-heralded After Dark My Sweet, Harry Tracy, On the Edge, Laughing Policeman, Posse, the great John Frankenheimer’s Black Sunday, and Walter Hill’s The Driver. 17


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18 PROUDLY PRESENTED IN PART BY Ardmore Toyota And Central City Toyota Would Like To Thank All Of Our Customers, Family And Friends For Their Continued Support l Max and Brad Pau Sincerely FILMADELPHIA EDUCATION 19 19 PFF ON US Thanks to the generous support provided by the Wyncote Foundation, the Film Festival will once again o er a free ticketing program (PFF On Us) to help the Film Society further realize its mission: to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. By providing complimentary tickets to all films in the American Independents and Documentary categories, PFS hopes to make the Festival accessible to all interested Philadelphians and to create a shared cultural experience throughout the community. Tickets are available to the public on a first-come, firstserved basis online at www.filmadelphia.org/tickets, at the Festival Box O ice, or by calling 267-908-4733. STUDENT SCREENING PROGRAM WWW.ARDMORETOYOTA.COM 610-645-5000 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 / 12:05 PM / RITZ EAST B WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 / 12:30 PM / RITZ EAST B THE ROCKET See page 59 for more information about this film. MONDAY, OCT. 21 / 12:00 PM / RITZ EAST B REMOTE AREA MEDICAL See page 88 for more information about this film. THURSDAY, OCT. 24 / 12:00 PM / RITZ EAST B LET THE FIRE BURN DOCUMENTED See page 83 for more information about this film. TUESDAY, OCT. 22 / 1:15 PM / RITZ EAST B See page 87 for more information about this film. FRIDAY, OCT. 25 / 12:20 PM / RITZ EAST B ERNEST AND CELESTINE See page 63 for more information about this film. THE DISCOVERERS See page 83 for more information about this film. Family Owned And Operated Since 1905. THE KILL TEAM DEBATE MONDAY, OCT. 21 / 4:30 PM / PRINCE MUSIC THEATER See page 88 for more information about this film. FILM PRESENTED BY WWW.CENTRALCITYTOYOTA.COM 215-476-1200 Organized by ASAP/A erschool Activities Partnerships, the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League (PSDL) is one of the largest urban debate leagues in the country, consisting of 38 middle and high school debate teams competing weekly in the Public Forum Debate format. Students participating in the PSDL, research and debate a variety of complex and relevant topics determined by the National Forensics League. At this year’s Festival, champion scholastic debaters from local high schools will participate in a post-screening debate on the topic of whether U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East undermines our national security. The winner of the debate will be determined by a panel of industry professionals. The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to support a erschool programming through our relationship with ASAP/A er School Activities Partnerships. ASAP/A er School Activities Partnerships is a non-profit organization with the goal of keeping Philadelphia’s youth safe and engaged in the dangerous a er school hours through academically enriching activities. Since 2002, ASAP has recruited volunteers, teachers, and organizations to lead enrichment clubs citywide, with special emphasis on providing activities for youth in the most underserved areas of the city. ASAP disseminates easily accessible information for families and those working with young people.


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20 20 SCREENING SCHEDULE THU 10.17 PERELMAN THEATER 8:00 l ALL IS LOST RITZ EAST A 12:00 l LET THE FIRE BURN 2:30 l YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL 4:30 l THE KILL TEAM (79 min, p. 88) 21 21 7:15 l LAST VEGAS (107 min, p. 25) (95 min, p. 50) (102 min., p. 42) 9:45 l BORGMAN (113 min, p. 53) MON 10.21 RITZ EAST B 2:15 l THE WONDERS (112 min, p. 61) 4:30 l TANTA AGUA (95 min, p. 83) (102 min., p. 70) 6:50 l LA JAULA DE ORO (102 min, p. 69) 9:00 l THE SACRAMENT (95 min, p. 101) RITZ EAST A 12:05 THE ROCKET l 4:00 l THE CONGRESS (120 min, p. 42) 7:00 l THE UNKNOWN KNOWN (96 min, p. 33) 9:15 l STRANGER BY THE LAKE (97 min, p. 65) RITZ BOURSE 2:30 l MOTHER OF GEORGE (106 min, p. 80) 4:50 l SARAH PREFERS TO RUN (111 min, p. 65) 7:10 l ERNEST & CELESTINE 9:00 l APACHES (80 min, p. 63) (82 min, p. 62) RITZ EAST B (96 min, p. 59) 2:25 ROCK THE CASBAH l 4:45 IN BLOOM l (93 min, p. 58) (102 min, p. 75) 7:15 THE SHORT GAME l (95 min, p. 89) 9:30 HARMONY LESSONS l CINEMARK 5:00 l HONEYMOON (97 min, p. 74) 7:15 l BOMBAY TALKIES (128 min, p. 53) 9:50 l THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX (92 min, p. 94) (128 min, p. 55) FRI 10.18 RITZ BOURSE 5:00 l LA MAISON DE LA RADIO (99 min, p. 63) 7:10 l VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR (95 min, p. 66) 9:30 l NORTHWEST (91 min, p. 57) RITZ EAST A 9:50 l R100 (100 min, p. 100) 2:00 l A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE 1:15 l ERNEST & CELESTINE 4:20 l PIONEER 5:05 l THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX CINEMARK (92 min, p. 94) 7:20 l BLUE RUIN (107 min, p. 75) (100 min, p. 57) 6:30 l BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (179 min, p. 46) 10:00 l JOURNEY TO THE WEST (110 min, p. 48) (103 min, p. 99) 11:59 l WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? (131 min, p. 101) TUES 10.22 RITZ EAST B RITZ BOURSE PRINCE MUSIC THEATER CINEMARK (80 min, p. 63) 3:10 l THE GERMAN DOCTOR (93 min, p. 68) 5:15 l TASTING MENU (85 min, p. 60) 7:10 l THE ROCKET (96 min, p. 59) 9:30 l BIG BAD WOLVES (110 min, p. 98) 3:00 l BEFORE SNOWFALL 5:15 l APACHES (105 min, p. 52) (82 min, p. 62) 7:20 l PARADISE: HOPE (100 min, p. 49) 9:30 l WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? (131 min, p. 101) 6:30 l ONE CHANCE (96 min, p. 95) 8:30 l PHILADELPHIA (125 min, p. 37) RITZ EAST A 12:00 l THE IMMIGRANT (120 min, p. 47) 2:50 l BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (110 min, p. 92) 2:30 l MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (129 min, p. 64) 5:20 l PIONEER (100 min, p. 57) 7:45 l BLUE HIGHWAY (71 min, p. 79) 9:45 l GRAND PIANO (90 min, p. 93) 5:00 l COHERENCE (89 min, p. 80) 7:00 l BLUE HIGHWAY (71 min, p. 79) 9:00 l ALAN PARTRIDGE (96 min, p. 41) RITZ EAST B RITZ BOURSE PERELMAN THEATER 12:05 l ILO ILO (99 min, p. 55) 5:15 l WE ARE THE BEST! (107 min, p. 95) 7:45 l ALAN PARTRIDGE (96 min, p. 41) 10:00 l PUPPY LOVE (85 min, p. 64) SAT 10.19 12:00 l SARAH PREFERS TO RUN (111 min, p. 65) 2:30 l HARRY DEAN STANTON (77 min, p. 94) 4:30 l CAUCUS (109 min, p. 86) 7:10 l WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOM.? (118 min, p. 60) 9:50 l THE MAJOR (99 min, p. 76) RITZ EAST A 12:30 l REMOTE AREA MEDICAL (80 min, p. 88) 2:45 l THE ART OF THE STEAL 5:00 l THE IMMIGRANT (120 min, p. 47) (90 min, p. 41) 7:25 l THE SELFISH GIANT (96 min, p. 59) 9:30 l MAN OF TAI CHI (105 min, p. 43) 5:30 l AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (130 min, p. 29) 8:30 l NEBRASKA (110 min, p. 31) RITZ EAST B 9:40 l CHEAP THRILLS (94 min, p. 99) 2:30 l HONEYMOON (97 min, p. 74) 4:40 l WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOM.? (118 min, p. 60) 7:10 l STRANGER BY THE LAKE (97 min, p. 65) 9:15 l R100 (100 min, p. 100) 12:15 l 12 O’CLOCK BOYS CINEMARK (81 min, p. 78) 2:25 l THE SUSPECT (98 min, p. 84) 4:45 l JOURNEY TO THE WEST (110 min, p. 48) 7:20 l THE SACRAMENT (95 min, p. 101) WED 10.23 RITZ BOURSE PRINCE MUSIC THEATER CINEMARK 2:30 l TANTA AGUA (102 min., p.70) 4:45 l BORGMAN (113 min, p. 53) 7:10 l ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME (81 min, p. 93) 9:15 l PARADISE: HOPE (100 min, p. 49) 11:59 l THE VISITOR (104 min, p. 37) 6:30 l PHILOMENA (94 min, p. 32) 7:30 l MANDELA (152 min, p. 30) 5:30 l TOWN HALL (74 min, p. 85) 7:30 l DOCUMENTED (90 min, p. 87) 9:45 l WE CAUSE SCENES RITZ EAST A 12:00 l THE WONDERS (112 min, p. 61) 2:20 l BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (179 min, p. 46) 2:30 l THE SELFISH GIANT (96 min, p. 59) 2:00 l MYSTERY ROAD (121 min, p. 56) 2:35 l NORTHWEST (91 min, p. 57) 5:50 l GLORIA (105 min, p. 69) 8:05 l DAYS OF HEAVEN (94 min, p. 36) 10:15 l MAN OF TAI CHI (105 min, p. 43) (93 min, p. 89) SUN 10.20 RITZ BOURSE 12:00 l MOTHER, I LOVE YOU (83 min, p. 76) 4:45 l TASTING MENU (85 min, p. 60) 4:50 l GRIGRIS 6:50 l A TOUCH OF SIN (133 min, p. 49) 9:45 l BEFORE SNOWFALL (105 min, p. 52) CINEMARK 12:10 l RAGNORAK (100 min, p. 58) (101 min, p. 54) 7:15 l ANIMATED SHORTS (88 min, p. 97) 9:30 l CHEAP THRILLS (94 min, p. 99) KEY RITZ EAST B 12:00 l THE CONGRESS (120 min, p. 42) 4:40 l BURNING BUSH (254 min, p. 47) 9:30 l BLUE RUIN (103 min, p. 99) OPENING/CLOSING CENTERPIECES FROM THE VAULTS SPOTLIGHTS MASTERS OF CINEMA WORLD NARRATIVES CONTEMPORARY FRANCOPHONE CINEMA SPANISH LANGUAGE STORIES AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS GREATER FILMADELPHIA DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE SIGHT AND SOUNDTRACK EASTERN EUROPEAN VISIONS GRAVEYARD SHIFT


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2222 SCREENING SCHEDULE RITZ EAST A 12:45 l MOTHER, I LOVE YOU 2:30 l PUPPY LOVE (85 min, p. 64) (83 min, p. 76) 23 4:30 l LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (120 min, p. 48) 7:00 l COLD EYES (118 min, p. 54) 9:30 l THE ART OF THE STEAL (90 min, p. 41) THU 10.24 RITZ EAST B RITZ BOURSE 12:00 DOCUMENTED (90 min, p. 87) 2:15 l A TOUCH OF SIN (133 min, p. 49) 5:00 l THE MAJOR (99 min, p. 76) 7:10 l MIELE (96 min, p. 56) 9:15 l MYSTERY ROAD (121 min, p. 56) 3:15 l GOD LOVES UGANDA (83 min, p. 87) 5:00 l ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME (81 min, p. 93) 7:00 l WE CAUSE SCENES 9:15 l RAGNORAK Located literally steps from the city’s most treasured attractions! The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is walking distance from Historic sites such as the US Mint, Independence Park, Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House & More! In addition, dozens of restaurants, featuring a multitude of cuisines and various retail shops are located within two blocks of the hotel. (93 min, p. 89) l (100 min, p. 58) CINEMARK 5:00 THE MOTEL LIFE l (104 min, p. 44) 7:30 COHERENCE l (89 min, p. 80) 9:45 AWFUL NICE (105 min, p. 79) RITZ EAST A 12:20 l THE DISCOVERERS (104 min, p. 83) 2:20 l BOMBAY TALKIES (128 min, p. 53) 5:00 l ABOUT TIME (123 min, p. 40) 7:30 l THE MOTEL LIFE (104 min, p. 44) 10:00 l COLD EYES (118 min, p. 54) It doesn’t get any closer than this!       8,000 sq ft of Function Space Corporate Meetings Family Reunions Weddings Family Vacations Tour Groups       364 Newly Renovated Rooms Complimentary Wi-Fi Seasonal Rooftop Pool On-site Restaurant & Bar Fitness Center Wyndham Rewards Points FRI 10.25 RITZ EAST B RITZ BOURSE PRINCE MUSIC THEATER 2:45 l GRIGRIS (101 min, p. 54) 5:00 l THE GERMAN DOCTOR (93 min, p. 68) 7:00 l REMOTE AREA MEDICAL (80 min, p. 88) 9:10 l NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN (110 min, p. 100) 2:50 l LA JAULA DE ORO (102 min, p. 69) 5:00 l MIELE (96 min, p. 56) 7:00 l MOTHER OF GEORGE 8:00 l LABOR DAY 9:30 l AWFUL NICE (106 min, p. 80) (105 min, p. 79) (111 min, p. 27) 400 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-923-8660 www.wyndham.com RITZ EAST A 12:10 l A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE 12:15 l ERNEST & CELESTINE (107 min, p. 75) 2:45 l YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL 2:20 l GLORIA 5:00 l ILO ILO (95 min, p. 50) (99 min, p. 55) 7:30 l LE WEEK-END (93 min, p. 43) 9:45 l BIG BAD WOLVES (110 min, p. 98) The return of Philly’s favorite illusionists-idiots. SAT 10.26 RITZ EAST B (80 min, p. 63) (105 min, p. 69) 4:50 l VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR (95 min, p. 66) 7:15 l ROCK THE CASBAH (93 min, p. 58) 9:30 l NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN (110 min, p. 100) RITZ BOURSE PRINCE MUSIC THEATER 12:20 l LIVE ACTION SHORTS (111 min) 2:50 l 12 O’CLOCK BOYS (81 min, p. 78) 5:00 l THE DISCOVERERS (104 min, p. 83) 7:30 l BURNING BUSH (254 min, p. 47) 7:25 MCCANICK l 12:00 TOWN HALL l (74 min, p. 85) 2:00 LET THE FIRE BURN l 5:00 1982 l (140 min, p. 83) (90 min, p. 82) (96 min, p. 84) 9:45 THE SUSPECT l Elephant Room Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic, Daryl Hannah Coming October 2013 to 140 N. Columbus Blvd. | Philadelphia, PA 19106 (98 min, p. 84) RITZ EAST A 12:10 l THE SHORT GAME (95 min, p. 89) 2:15 l MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (129 min, p. 64) 4:50 l WE ARE THE BEST! (107 min, p. 95) 7:10 l MCCANICK (96 min, p. 84) 9:30 l 1982 (90 min, p. 82) SUN 10.27 RITZ EAST B 12:10 l IN BLOOM (102 min, p. 75) 2:30 l CAUCUS (109 min, p. 86) 5:10 l LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (120 min, p. 48) 7:45 l ANIMATED SHORTS 10:00 l GRAND PIANO (90 min, p. 93) (88 min, p. 97) RITZ BOURSE 12:00 l HARRY DEAN STANTON (77 min, p. 94) 2:05 l HARMONY LESSONS (128 min, p. 55) 5:00 l LA MAISON DE LA RADIO (99 min, p. 63) 7:20 l GOD LOVES UGANDA 9:30 l THE KILL TEAM (79 min, p. 88) (83 min, p. 87) KEY OPENING/CLOSING CENTERPIECES FROM THE VAULTS SPOTLIGHTS MASTERS OF CINEMA WORLD NARRATIVES CONTEMPORARY FRANCOPHONE CINEMA SPANISH LANGUAGE STORIES AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS GREATER FILMADELPHIA DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE SIGHT AND SOUNDTRACK EASTERN EUROPEAN VISIONS GRAVEYARD SHIFT Tickets on sale now FringeArts.com | 215.413.1318 Year-round programming at FringeArts is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the US. Photo by Kevin Monko


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24 OPENING NIGHT 25 25 ALL IS LOST DIR: J.C. CHANDOR / COUNTRY: USA / LANG: ENGLISH / YEAR: 2013 / LENGTH: 107 MIN CAST: ROBERT REDFORD THURSDAY, OCT. 17 / 8:00 PM / PERELMAN THEATER One of the most anticipated films of the fall and featuring a tour-de-force solo performance from Robert Redford, All is Lost is a gripping nautical tale of solitude, determination, and survival in the face of looming disaster. Sailing alone on the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) awakens to find his yacht taking on water following a collision with an abandoned shipping container left floating on the seas. His radio and navigation equipment rendered unusable by the damage, the man pushes forward, patching up his boat before unknowingly sailing directly into a violent storm. Barely surviving, he escapes and relies on a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress while adrift on ocean currents. As the days pass, his supplies are exhausted and chances of survival begin to fade. Premiering in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it screened out-of-competition, All is Lost left the Croisette as one of this year’s standout films, immediately attracting award predictions. In only his second film, writer/director J.C. Chandor follows up the prodigious talent displayed in his feature film debut Margin Call, delivering on a difficult premise of sustaining suspense and gripping drama from a near-wordless film. Most impressively, however, while occupying the entirety of the film on his own with the bare minimum of dialogue, Robert Redford delivers a fearless, emotive, and extraordinary performance sure to garner him another Academy Award nomination as a man struggling to combat fate and survive against the elements. PRINT SOURCE: ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS / STEPHANIE NORTHERN / STEPHANIEN@ROADSIDEATTRACTIONS.COM SEE PG. 12 FOR EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FILM


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26 Beyond2_Philadelphia_GGAD955 0002943_Philadelphia_GGAD955 CLOSING NIGHT 27 27 LABOR DAY DIR: JASON REITMAN / COUNTRY: USA / LANG: ENGLISH / YEAR: 2013 / LENGTH: 111 MIN CAST: KATE WINSLET, JOSH BROLIN, GATTLIN GRIFFITH, TOBEY MAGUIRE, CLARK GREGG, JK SIMMONS, BROOKE SMITH, JAMES VAN DER BEEK FRIDAY, OCT. 25 / 8:00 PM / PRINCE MUSIC THEATER Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in Jason Reitman’s powerful, absorbing drama about a boy and his withdrawn mother whose lives are forever changed by the appearance of a mysterious stranger. Based on Joyce Maynard’s best-selling novel, Labor Day is a compelling, tense melodrama. Its romantic elements temper the heartache and tragedy. Young Henry, played with remarkable maturity by newcomer Gattlin Griffith, carries a burden far beyond what most thirteen-year-olds must. Ever since the divorce, his mother has retreated into herself, and Henry’s loving efforts to stay connected with her — coupons offering to do household chores and proposals of mother-son Date Nights — are heartbreakingly revealing. When he finally manages to get his mom out of the house to buy him new clothes for school at a Labor Day sale, the two find Frank, bleeding from his forehead and obviously in some kind of trouble. There’s desperation in his eyes, but also a certain charm. Soon, he has gently forced his way into their home, where, over the course of the long holiday weekend, what begins as an uneasy alliance between broken people deepens into a transformative experience for them all. In his most accomplished work yet, Reitman beautifully directs the delicate dance between mother, son, and fugitive. Under his steady hand and thanks to the haunting performances of the cast, Labor Day’s crime genre setup of kidnapper and captives quickly deepens into something far more intriguing: an emotional thriller of longing and loneliness. SIP RESPONSIBLY WWW.GREYGOOSE.COM I FACEBOOK.COM/GREYGOOSE PRINT SOURCE: PARAMOUNT PICTURES/ALLIED-THA / KATE MILLER / KMILLER@ALLIEDTHA.COM SEE PG. 12 FOR EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FILM ©2013. GREY GOOSE, THE GEESE DEVICE AND TRADE DRESS ARE TRADEMARKS. IMPORTED BY GREY GOOSE IMPORTING COMPANY, CORAL GABLES, FL. VODKA 40% ALC. BY VOL.; FLAVORED VODKAS EACH 40% ALC. BY VOL. - DISTILLED FROM GRAIN.


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28 CENTERPIECES 29 29 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY SATURDAY, OCT. 19 / 5:30 PM / PERELMAN THEATER DIR: JOHN WELLS / COUNTRY: USA / LANG: ENGLISH / YEAR: 2013 / LENGTH: 130 MIN CAST: MERYL STREEP, JULIA ROBERTS, EWAN MCGREGOR, CHRIS COOPER, ABIGAIL BRESLIN, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, JULIETTE LEWIS, MARGO MARTINDALE, DERMOT MULRONEY, JULIANNE NICHOLSON, SAM SHEPARD, MISTY UPHAM In this razor-sharp adaptation of Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, an all-star cast depicts the story of a family reuniting over a great tragedy and trying to heal decades-old wounds. After the death of its patriarch, the Weston family gathers in the Oklahoma house they all grew up in. The alcoholic, ill-tempered Violet (Meryl Streep) reunites her three daughters, the world-weary Barbara (Julia Roberts), the introverted Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and the rebellious Karen (Juliette Lewis). In tow, each of them has brought lovers, children, and plenty of emotional baggage to go around. As they lay their father to rest, the group retires to the house for a spirited and often abusive wake. It’s not long before ancient conflicts begin to bubble to the surface during these few life-changing August days of togetherness. Secrets are revealed, bonds are broken and new ones are formed. Director John Wells honors all of the much loved tropes of the earth-shattering play while updating them for a truly cinematic experience. Wells packs the scenes to the brim with Oscar-worthy performances from an all-star cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, and Sam Shepard. Even those with minimal screen time bring a kind of effortless brilliance to the proceedings, making each scene seem simultaneously larger-than-life while being relatable in very human terms. Destined to be one of the most talked about films of 2013, August: Osage County is an essential addition to your festival agenda. PRINT SOURCE: THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY



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