The full film lineup has been announced, too, and from April 11 to 14, 17 screenings will take place in University City, either at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Drexel University’s Mandell Theater or World Cafe Live.
The films making up the festival center around musical themes and subjects — from the story of the secretary who stood by The Beatles for 11 years (which opens the festival) to a film about the juke joints of Mississipi.
The lineup even includes a sing-along to the music-centric favorite Grease.
To close out the festival, look out for a popular movie from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Twenty Feet From Stardom, which tells the story of backup singers for some of the world’s biggest stars.
The full lineup of films and showtimes is available here.
The parties will not be in short supply for this festival, either. On opening night, immediately following Good Ol’Freda, the film about The Beatles’ faithful secretary, a soiree will take place at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, featuring Philly’s AfroDJiak spinning Beatles tunes, along with some modern musical selections.
All-access badges are $100 for WXPN and Philadelphia Film Society members and students and $125 for non-members.
For those looking to check out an individual film, tickets are $8 for WXPN and Philadelphia Film Society members and students, and $12 for non-members.
Event tickets are $14 for members and students and $18 for non-members. Tickets for festival parties are $20 for members and students, and $25 for non-members.
XPN Music Film Festival
When: April 11-14
More info: www.xpn.org