- Film Festival
In celebration of the Barnes unveiling its new Philadelphia home with 56 consecutive hours of free admission and activities, the Philadelphia Film Society has partnered with the Barnes for a Midnight Film Series that puts a focus on art around the world.
Sunday Evening, May 27, 2012 (technically Monday at Midnight) the series continues with three films!
12:00 am - Crumb
Terry Zwigoff’s landmark 1995 film is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb’s incredible career and life, including his family of reclusive eccentrics, some of the most remarkable people you’ll ever see on-screen. At once a profound biographical portrait, a riotous examination of a man’s controversial art, and a devastating look at a troubled family, Crumb is a genuine American original.
2:15 am - Science of Sleep
"The Science of Sleep", a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal), an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life.
4:15 am - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels toward Las Vegas—accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo—to cover a motorcycle race. What should be a cut-and-dried journalistic assignment quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey. Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro show no mercy in bringing Hunter S. Thompson’s excoriating dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.
Unfortunately, the Barnes event is SOLD OUT. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.