Category: Film

Philadelphia Film Events from February 17-February 22, 2013

Film visionaries from the old school and new school merge for an eclectic mix of work to entertain, educate and inspire audiences in Philadelphia. These screenings in varied neighborhoods across the city allow movie fanatics to enjoy both classic, world and modern cinema without leaving their hometown.

Sunday, February 17

Temple University is partnering with the Philadelphia Film and Video Association to host the school's MFA Thesis screening, at the International House of Philadelphia in University City. The event, titled "On the Road," features several narrative short films covering diverse stories about blindness, vision, emotional trauma and culture shock, to name a few. Filmmakers and alumni from Temple's Department of Film and Media Arts are expected to be in attendance to celebrate their work. There is no charge for this public screening.

Tuesday, February 19

Magnolia Pictures is hosting a special advance screening of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival selection, "A Place at the Table" at the Ritz 5 Theater in Old City. Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, this documentary reveals the serious implications of hunger crisis in America. The stories of three Americans experiencing food insecurity are interwoven through interviews with experts and activists who are working to solve the national hunger problem. Attendees are encourages to join Jacobson and Silverbush for a post-screening discussion. Free tickets to this event are available through reservations.

Wednesday, February 20

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a screening of the 1970 film, "Cleopatra" at the International House if Philadelphia. Directed by Michel Auder, this movie is an improvisational take on the 1963 Hollywood classic starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It also features Andy Warhol's ensemble cast including Taylor Mead and Andrea Feldman.

Thursday, February 21

The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are hosting a screening of "The Fifth Season" at the Gersham Y in center city. Directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, this Belgian film is about a small village that does not experience spring – bringing the harvest to a standstill. This circumstance also causes chaos among the residents. The screening is being presented as part of a "Passport to World Cinema" series intended to showcase the year's strongest films from around the globe.

Friday, February 22

Millersville University is screening a live cinema performance titled "Funny Bones" at The Ware Center on their Lancaster campus. Hosted by Dan Kamin, this event features film clips from the work of Charlie Chaplin, live music by one of the school's music students, a classic Chaplin short and live demonstrations. The two-hour program is part of the Fam Fun Fest and open to the public.



Buffalo Film Events from March 14 to March 20, 2020

Monday March 14

The Screening Room will be having a "Documentary and Discussion" night with the showing of the documentary film "The Beautiful Truth." At the conclusion of the movie, there will be an open discussion on the film's topic of eating healthy and living a more natural lifestyle. The film starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Tuesday March 15

The Screening Room presents a special showing of the Buster Keaton classic comedy "The General." It is a romantic comedy set in the Civil War era. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

Wednesday March 16

The Regal Transit Center 18 & IMAX presents the opera "Iphigenie en Tauride" as performed at the Metropolian Opera in New York City. This an encore broadcast of a previously recorded performance from March 16, 2020. The showing begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.00 per person.

Thursday March 17

The Regal Elmwood Center is part of a special one-week only showing of the "Lord of the Dance 3D" that opens in selected theaters throughout the country. The showings are at 1:30 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Admission for the 1:30 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. showings is $11.50 for adults and children and $11.00 for seniors. Admission for the 6:45 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. showings is $13.50 for adults, $11.50 for children and $11.00 for seniors.

Friday March 18

The New Angola Theatre opens its showing of the Adam Sandler comedy "Just Go With It" with a 7:00 p.m. premier showing. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $5.00 for children and seniors.

The Amherst Theatre presents a special performance of the works of the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky in a film entitled "All Russian." The Philadelphia Orchestra plays along with some of the greatest musicians in the world in this special theater event. The performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $15.00 per person.

Saturday March 19

The Riviera Theatre continues its series of Saturday children's movies with a showing of the animated feature "Tangled." The movie is a take on the fairy tale of Rapunzel and her long hair. The movie starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $2.00 per person.

The Hamburg Palace will be holding a special screening of the documentary film "Gasland, which depicts the damage Americans have done to the environment with toxic waste. The movie begins at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children and seniors.

The Palace Theatre presents its annual Stoogefest film festival. The event features six Three Stooges comedy short films along with merchandise for sale. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 per person.

Sunday March 20

The Regal Transit Center 18 & IMAX presents "Carmen 3D." This is an adaptation of the famous opera performed by singers from all over the world presented in full 3D and digital sound. The showing begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and children, and $11.50 for seniors.