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October 29, 2009

Second Annual Nosferatu Screening @ the First Unitarian Church

It’s really hard to picture a Halloween without vampires, especially when we’re talking about Halloween in Philadelphia. With all the Dracula related events the Rosenbach Museum & Library throw, from manuscript readings to an awesome Dracula Festival with Spiral Q, they’re managed to make celebrating this famous horrific blood-sucker a Philadelphia Halloween tradition. And they […]

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June 9, 2009

The Lawn Chair Drive-In: Oh, Those Summer Nights

The glorious 16MM reels at the Lawn Chair Drive-In It’s that time of year again. We’ve struggled out of the gray doldrums of winter, through the bitter-sweet April rains, jumped right into the perfect days of May, and now we’ve fallen smack-dab into the middle of sultry summer. Along with summer comes one of my […]

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April 2, 2009

Pitcairn Film Screening @ The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences Out of all the roles Oscar-winner Meryl Streep has played in her celebrated career, few of them required her to dive into the world’s deepest oceans and swim with humpback whales. As the narrator of the award-winning nature film Ocean Voyagers, Streep swam with the whales for one director only. […]

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January 21, 2009

Beautiful Losers: Space 1026 Documentary, Screening Tonight!

Post by Anna Burke Tonight, be sure to catch local filmmaker Ted Passon’s documentary on Philadelphia artist collective Space 1026. It will be screening at the International House before Beautiful Losers, documentary on the underground outsider art movement of the 1990′s in New York. It features well know artists that grew up in that scene, most notably […]

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October 24, 2008

Review: Sweaty Robot’s Happy Birthday, Harris Malden

Post by Joel Franke On Thursday, October 23 2008, the Philly-based production company Sweaty Robot held the Philadelphia Premiere of their film Happy Birthday, Harris Malden, at Drexel University’s Bossone Auditorium. The project sprung from an award-winning documentary idea, and the production value is charming and clean, not at all telling of the company’s limited, […]

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October 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Harris Malden: Free Philly Premiere

Post by Joel Franke When I was nine, I made a hand-held video camera out of cardboard, electric tape, and checkers. I think my mom may still have it in storage, tucked away next to my green blankie. I made one film about an amputee and a his tall, blonde nurse with a heart of […]

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September 22, 2008

First Person Documentary & Interview with Lisa Nutter

The road to college isn’t an easy one. For some students, a great deal of them in Philadelphia, it’s a lot bumpier. Lisa Nutter is well aware of this as president of Philadelphia Academies, Inc., so when director Ben Herold of the award-winning documentary First Person sought her support, he got it. The film follows […]

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