2013 Philadelphia Film Festival - lineup announced
9/27/2013 7:26:00 PM
The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival will open on October 17th with J.C. Chandor's survival epic, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, at the Perelman Theater. Jason Reitman's unusual family portrait, Labor Day, will close the Festival on Friday, October 25th at the newly renovated Prince Music Theater.
"It's been a fantastic year in film," says Artistic Director Michael Lerman, "So it's only fitting that we respond with what I think is one of our strongest programs yet. We've trimmed down a bit in size, but it's only so we can make sure we are presenting the best of the best to the city of Philadelphia. More premieres, more memorable performances and a competition lineup that begs for a curious audience."
The Festival will also include 5 centerpiece screenings, including August: Osage County, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Nebraska, Philomena, and The Unknown Known.
"In addition to delivering yet another amazing program, for which I am incredibly proud to deliver to Philly. I'm particularly thrilled to be welcoming some brilliant luminaries to the Festival this year, including Bruce Dern, who is accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award alongside his brilliant performance in Nebraska; Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme, who is joining us to present the 20th Anniversary screening of Philadelphia; Rising Star Award recipient Kerry Bishe, fresh off her noteworthy turn in last year's Best Picture winner Argo and visiting the Festival with two films, Blue Highway and Grand Piano."
CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO APPEAR
Actor, Kerry Bishé// Rising Star Award Ceremony/Saturday, October 19 /Ritz East Theater/7:45pm
Actor, Bruce Dern//Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony/Saturday, October 19/Perelman Theater, 8:30
Director/Producer, Jonathan Demme//20th Anniversary Screening of Philadelphia/Tuesday, October 22/Prince Music Theater/8:30pm
Director, Jason Osder - Co-Authors of Let the Fire Burn, Michael and Randi Boyette - Minister of Communication, MOVE, Ramona Africa - Philadelphia Police Officer, Jim Berghaier//Let the Fire Burn Panel Discussion/Saturday, October 26/Prince Music Theater/2:00pm
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, October 1: Single tickets on-sale to general public (online at filmadelphia.org/tickets or at the Festival Main Box Office)
Thursday, October 17: Opening Night Film (All is Lost) / 8pm / Perelman Theater
Friday, October 25: Closing Night Film (Labor Day) and Awards Ceremony / 8pm / Prince Music Theater
Sunday, October 27: Final day of the Festival
From the Vaults: Film history comes alive as it was meant to be seen - on the big screen. Come see old favorites bigger than life once again.
Days of Heaven, Director Terrence Malick, USA, 1978
Philadelphia, Director Jonathan Demme. USA, 1993.
The Visitor, Director Giulio Paradisi. USA, Italy, 1979.
Spotlights: Highly-anticipated movies from some of the biggest names in the industry, these films shine a spotlight on top talent from around the world.
Category Sponsored by Philadelphia Magazine.
About Time, Director Richard Curtis. UK, 2013.
Alan Partridge, Director Declan Lowney. UK, 2013.
The Art of the Steal, Director Jonathan Sobol. Canada, 2013.
The Congress, Director Ari Folman. Israel, Germany, Poland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, 2013
Last Vegas, Director Jon Turteltaub. USA, 2013. Sponsored by Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Le Week-end, Director Roger Michell. UK, 2013. Sponsored by Janney Montgomery Scott.
Man of Tai Chi, Director Keanu Reeves. USA, China, 2012.
The Motel Life, Directors Gabriel Polsky, Alan Polsky. USA, 2012.
Greater Filmadelphia: Featuring work from some of our finest homegrown filmmakers, this category brings our city and its talent to the big screen. Category Sponsored by PGW.
1982, Director Tommy Oliver. USA, 2013.
The Discoverers, Director Justin Schwarz. USA, 2013.
Let the Fire Burn, Director Jason Osder. USA, 2013.
McCanick, Director Josh C. Waller. USA, 2013. Sponsored by Hirshorn Company.
The Suspect, Director Stuart Connelly. USA, 2013.
Town Hall, Director Sierra Pettengill, Jamila Wignot. USA, 2013.
Documentary Showcase: Comprising the best in documentary filmmaking, these compelling films feature everything from stirring character studies to fascinating looks at current global issues. Category Sponsored by Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.
Caucus, Director AJ Schnack. USA, 2013.
Documented, Director Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo. USA, 2013.
God Loves Uganda, Director Roger Ross Williams. USA, 2013.
The Kill Team, Director Dan Krauss. USA, 2013.
Remote Area Medical, Director Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman. USA, 2013.
The Short Game, Director Josh Greenbaum. USA, 2013.
We Cause Scenes: The Rise of Improv Everywhere, Director Matt Adams. USA, 2013.
Sight and Soundtrack: Featuring rockumentaries, musician biopics and films that are centered on the unifying power of music. Category Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania and WXPN.
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Director Felix van Groeningen. Belgium, 2012.
Elaine Strich: Shoot Me, Director Chiemi Karasawa. USA, 2013.
Grand Piano, Director Eugenio Mira. USA, 2013.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Director Jeanie Finlay. UK, 2013.
One Chance, Director David Frankel. UK, 2013.
We Are the Best!, Director Lukas Moodysson. Sweden, Denmark, 2013.