Moviegoers and film buffs, take note. The Philadelphia Film Festival returns this fall and brings with it more than 100 films of all sort — documentaries, short films, vintage films, highly-anticipated independent films and more.
The festival spotlights the best upcoming films from around the world and runs from October 17 to October 27 at six venues across the city. Participating venues include the Ritz East, Ritz Bourse, Perelman Theater, Prince Music Theater, Cinemark (formerly The Rave) and the VIP lounge.
It kicks off with a screening of All Is Lost, a critically acclaimed film by Academy Award-nominated director J.C. Chandor. The nautical survival story is making waves for its and one-man cast starring Robert Redford. On opening night, J.C. Chandor will be in attendance.
The festival guide to the complete listing of the 11-days of film festivities is available here.
This year, the Philadelphia Film Society and Dock Street Brewing Company have teamed-up to present a one-of-a-kind brew for festival attendees. The beer, Cinnister Cinema Stout, will be available at festival events in the VIP lounge, at Dock Street Brewing Company and at select bars around the city.
Tickets are required to catch the festival action. Tickets are available for single screenings or as bundles for multiple screenings. Festival badges give moviegoers access to multiple, or all of, the films depending on the badge purchased. Tickets and badges are available online.
The 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival
When: October 17-27
Where: Various locations
More info: www.filmadelphia.org