Film Festival Opens

Philadelphia is getting a taste of arts and culture starting this October 16. The 23rd annual Philadelphia Film Festival kicks off with the premier of Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, and St. Vincent, directed by Theodore Melfi, at the Kimmel Center.

In addition to the screening, the Philadelphia Film Society will host an Opening Night party.

This film festival will feature 100 films from over 35 countries. In the past, Silver Linings Playbook, All Is Lost, and Labor Day have all been feature films.

Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society, says this year has fantastic films that the Society is incredibly proud of.

“We really strive to bring what our programming team thinks are some of the best films from around the world here to Philadelphia,” said Greenblatt. “So that the arts and community and appreciate it and experience them and learn through them.”

In addition to the Kimmel Center, screenings will take place at the Ritz East, the Ritz Bourse, the Prince Music Theater, the Ambler Theater, and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Interested viewers can visit the Official Film Festival website for a full list of films, special guests, events, and more.

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