- Film Festival
filmadelphiaCLASSICS screened it's 3rd audience chosen favorite Philly flick - Witness on Tuesday night. I asked some audience members their feelings on this 1985 film which earned 8 Academy Award nominations and won for Best Screenplay and Film Editing, and more importantly, was the launching vehicle for sexy, Viggo Mortensen.
Oddly enough, of the 5 people I spoke to, none of them considered this movie among their top 10 favs.
Cousins Maria and Joanne are avid Harrison Ford fans, Joanne's favorite is Random Hearts with Kristen Scott Thomas (which I've never seen) Maria's favorite is The Fugitive, and agreed with me that What Lies Beneath is one of those movies you find yourself watching again and again. Both, of course adore Ford in The Indiana Jones series, calling him a fine wine, getting better with age.
Jon Ivey and Ozie Washington (who has really pretty eyes) were both trying to piece together the particulars of Witness as it had been sometime since seeing the movie. They came mostly because Ozie had just gifted Jon with a Film Society Membership and this was the first thing to come up. Jon is more a foreign film lover, particularly thrillers like The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo trilogy and the Swedish version of the horror film Let Me In.
John Macoretta is also a new member who would only classify Witness as "a good film". The last couple of years fatherhood kept John from getting out to see movies as often as he'd like to; he's hoping his PFS membership will be the impetus needed to get him back to the theater more and more.
I'd like to thank these friendly attendees for their blog participation. I look forward to talking to more film-goers at future Philadelphia Film Society events and screenings.