Wednesday, October 21, 2015

111 films in 11 days: The Philadelphia Film Festival

This week marks the start of the 24th annual Philadelphia Film Festival, the yearly mega-movie extravaganza hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society. The 11-day event showcases some of the most unique, interesting and evocative voices in independent cinema from all over the world, past and present, and features numerous special guests to boot.

Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool movie buff or a relative novice, whether you prefer something serious (director Brian Helgeland’s Legend), frightening (a 19-film retrospective of the late horror icon Wes Craven, including a “sleepover” Nightmare on Elm Street event) or silly (Monty Python’s Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life), it’s safe to say you’ll find something to strike your fancy among the 111 films that are being showcased.

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