- Film Festival
PFS filmadelphiaCLASSICS series on location, continued last week with a screening of the 2009 Oscar nominated film, The Wrestler.
The Film was shown at Asylum Arena (South Philly) because the wrestling scenes in the movie were actually shot there! I knew director, Darren Aronofsky had Philly connections with his film Black Swan, as the PA Ballet is all over that film, but this was news to me that Mickey Rourke had been here filming in 2008.
Prior to the screening, the audience was surprised by a visit from wrestlers, Claudio Castagnoli and his partner Tursas
I sat down with PFS Executive Director, Andrew Greenblatt to get the scoop on what he liked at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and what Philly audiences might expect during the upcoming 20th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct. 13-23, 2011).
My first thoughts when it comes to attending the more well known film festivals, is all about being a part of the gala celebrations, red carpets and rubbing elbows with the celebrities.
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.
As I began to shift my focus to the screen before me, taking in the beauty and breathing elegance of these 32,000 year-old drawings, brought to life with incredible texture by the 3D filming, I took a moment to give thanks for my day which had been filled with creative images and the spirit of artists both living and living on through miraculous discovery -