Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Kicks Off Today!


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PFF21 is in the history books, but we don’t run the only film festivals in town. Tonight marks the opening night of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival presented by HBO, which runs until November 17th. Holding screenings at International House in University City and Asian Arts Initiative at 12th & Vine, the PAAFF is boasting a great program of films showcasing and celebrating the Asian American experience for a broader audience.

The Final Countdown: My Tally & Top 5 From PFF21


Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in Cloud Atlas, Gayby, I Declare War, PFF21, Silver Linings Playbook, Tags, The Woman in the Septic Tank

This year’s Philadelphia Film Festival has come and gone, and after a few days to rest/deal with a natural disaster, we’re all back at work here at the Film Society. And though festival season has passed, the great films that we all got to see won’t soon leave our minds.

Last Day of PFF21 With 2 For 1 Tix, Despite Hurricane Warnings!


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Sandy who? There’s still a full day of screenings at the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival! And if you brave the weather, you can take advantage of our buy one get one free tickets. Hopefully these savings are the only things to blow you away today and not the high winds.

Become A Member To See PFF21 Opening Film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’


Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, PFF21, Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook, Tags, The Pretentious Film Majors

If you missed out on ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, the opening film of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival from director David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, or if you just want to see it again, you have another chance to see it before it hits theaters by becoming a member of the Philadelphia Film Society!

Be A VIP For The Day At The PFF21 VIP Lounge


Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in Barefoot Wines, Cupcakes Gourmet, KIND, PFF21, Tags, UTZ, VIP Lounge

If you’ve been hearing from badge holders about how awesome the new Festival VIP Lounge is on the 2nd floor of 110 Chestnut Street, you now have your chance to check it out first hand. You, my friends, are now allowed into the lounge before or after screenings tomorrow (Thursday, October 25th) as long as you can talk your friends with badges to bring you along with them. It’s like “Bring Your Kid To Work Day”, except with more booze.

Scream On The Green: Celebrate Halloween With Outdoor Screenings At PFF21!


Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in American Scream, Graveyard Shift, Michael Stephenson, PFF21, Poltergeist, Steven Spielberg, Tags, Tobe Hooper

All Hallows’ Eve is fast approaching and the Philadelphia Film Festival is ready to help you get in the witching mood. When the sun goes down on Friday night, PFF21 is bringing some scary stuff to Shoemaker Green on UPenn’s campus, as they’ll be screening a double feature of ‘The American Scream’ and ‘Poltergeist’.