April 9, 2012
Movie and music fans rejoice!
Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29, UPenn’s Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) radio station, WXPN, and the Philadelphia Film Society will host the XPN Music Film Festival, Philly’s first and only film festival dedicated solely to music.
Featuring rockumentaries, biopics about musicians and films with notable soundtracks, the four-day festival plays as an expansion of the “Sight & Soundtrack” portion of the Philadelphia Film Fest.
Films include: Under African Skies, Big Easy Express, California Solo, Charles Bradley: Soul of America, Daylight Savings, Hi, My Name is Ryan, No Room for Rockstars, Of All the Things, Of Love, Death and Beyond — Exploring Mahler’s “Resurrection’ Symphony, Surrogate Valentine, Tonight You’re Mine, Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, The Wrecking Crew.
The complete list of 25 (with film details and synopsizes) can be viewed online.
The XPN Music Film Festival is sponsored by the Annenberg Center, where most films will be shown. Other films will play at either the TLA or World Café Live.
Individual film tickets and all-access badges are now on sale. Discounts are available for Philadelphia Film Society members and students. There are only 50 all-access passes available, so be sure to snag one early.
XPN Music Film Festival
When: April 26–April 29
Where: Various locations
Cost: Individual tickets, $12 for general admission, $8 for students and members; All-access badge, $125 for general admission, $10 for students and members
More info: www.xpn.org