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Philadelphia Film Festival

October 17-27, 2013
Pennsylvania, United States

What’s It All About?

Founded in 1991 by the Philadelphia Film Society, the Philadelphia Film Festival is held at seven different venues across the Greater Philadelphia Area, including The Ritz 5, Ritz East, International House, Music Theater and The Annenberg Center. The festival features more than 200 films with over 50 filmmakers and industry guests, and promotes films that may not be seen otherwise.

Watch Out For!

Opening Night Film

All Is Lost

Director JC Chandor’s All Is Lost is a survival film which stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member, and the film has almost no dialogue.

Centerpiece Screenings

• August: Osage County

• Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

• Nebraska

• Philomena

• The Unknown Known

From the Vaults

Film history comes alive in this section as it was meant to be seen – on the big screen. The audience will watch some of the old favourites in this section including director Terrence Malick’s 1978 romantic drama Days Of Heaven featuring Richard Gere and Brooke Adams; Jonathan Demme’s chilling drama about gay rights, Philadelphia, with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in the lead; and director Giulio Paradisi’s psychological thriller The Visitor.

Masters of Cinema

These new films exemplify the masterful work of world-renowned filmmakers as they continue to thrill and inspire the audience with cutting-edge features.

Blue Is The Warmest Color

• Burning Bush

• The Immigrant

• Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons

• Like Father Like Son

• Paradise: Hope

• A Touch Of Sin

• Young & Beautiful

Spotlights

This segment will include highly-anticipated movies from some of the biggest names in the industry, and shine a spotlight on top talent from around the world.

• About Time

• The Art Of The Steal

• The Congress

• Last Vegas

• Le Week-End

• Man Of Tai Chi

• The Motel Life

The Graveyard Shift

Horror, action, suspense and the downright weird comprises this section. The line-up includes:

Big Bad Wolves

• Blue Ruin

• Cheap Thrills

• Nothing Bad Can Happen

• R100

• The Sacrament

• Why Don’t You Play In Hell?

Closing Night Film

Director Jason Reitman’s Labor Day will close the festival this year. The film is about a depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry who offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. The film features Clark Gregg, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in the lead.

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