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Thursday, October 22
 

6:00pm

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Anomalisa
OPENING NIGHT FILM SCREENING: ANOMALISA
THE PRINCE THEATER, 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY

Kick off the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival at the historic Prince Theater, Philadelphia Film Society’s newest venue, with two screenings of Anomalisa, at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Anomalisa depicts a man desperately trying to escape his life in this extraordinary piece of stop-motion animation that is as tender and humorous as itis surreal.

Followed by the Opening Night Party at 1925 Lounge.

OPENING NIGHT ADMISSION 
FILM ONLY and FILM & PARTY tickets are available.
21+ only; ID required.

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Anomalisa

Equal parts tender and humorous, emotional and surreal, ANOMALISA is a revolutionary stop-motion animated work of art detailing the story of a man desperately searching for an escape from the life he is living. From the brilliant minds of directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Anomalisa tells the seemingly familiar story of Michael Stone, a customer service guru unhappy with his life. Set in a dark, lonely world similar to those in... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Prince Theater

8:30pm

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Anomalisa
OPENING NIGHT FILM SCREENING: ANOMALISA
THE PRINCE THEATER, 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY

Kick off the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival at the historic Prince Theater, Philadelphia Film Society’s newest venue, with two screenings of Anomalisa, at 6:00pm and 8:30pm*. From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Anomalisa depicts a man desperately trying to escape his life in this extraordinary piece of stop-motion animation that is as tender and humorous as itis surreal.

Writer/director Charlie Kaufman and director Duke Johnson are scheduled to attend. Kaufman and Johnson will participate in a Q&A immediately following the film and will be presented with the festival’s Artistic Achievement Award. The award is to honor Charlie Kaufman for his career in incredibly imaginative writing, and Duke Johnson for his equally exciting work in animation, culminating in the revolutionary stop-motion animated work of art, Anomalisa.

*A limited quantity of tickets to this screening have become available! Get yours today!*

Followed by the Opening Night Party at 1925 Lounge.

OPENING NIGHT ADMISSION 
FILM ONLY and FILM & PARTY tickets are available.
21+ only; ID required.

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Anomalisa

Equal parts tender and humorous, emotional and surreal, ANOMALISA is a revolutionary stop-motion animated work of art detailing the story of a man desperately searching for an escape from the life he is living. From the brilliant minds of directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Anomalisa tells the seemingly familiar story of Michael Stone, a customer service guru unhappy with his life. Set in a dark, lonely world similar to those in... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Prince Theater

10:00pm

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
1925 LOUNGE, 111 SOUTH 17TH STREET, CENTER CITY, 10:00PM - 1:00AM

Following the screenings of Anomalisa, join the Philadelphia Film Society for the Opening Night Party at the chic, prohibition-inspired 1925 Lounge! Celebrate the launch of the 24th Festival and enjoy lite bites and drinks from Festival sponsors Stella Artois, Dock Street Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Core Water, and Dark Horse, the official wine of PFF24.

OPENING NIGHT ADMISSION 
FILM ONLY and FILM & PARTY tickets are available.
21+ only; ID required.


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:00pm - Friday October 23, 2015 1:00am
1925 Lounge 111 S. 17th Street, Center City
 
Friday, October 23
 

12:00pm

Rams
This stunningly moving tale of two estranged sheep farmer brothers who are willing to put their differences aside for the sake of their flock puts wry humor, sibling rivalry, and the breathtaking beauty of the Icelandic landscape front and center.

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Rams

This stunningly moving tale of two estranged sheep farmer brothers who are willing to put their differences aside for the sake of their flock puts wry humor, sibling rivalry, and the breathtaking beauty of the Icelandic landscape front and center. Although they live in a tiny rural farming village and share the same passion — their precious sheep — brothers Kiddi and Gummi haven’t spoken to one another in four decades. When it appears... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:33pm
Ritz East B

12:00pm

Embrace of the Serpent
In his follow-up to the classic The Wind Journeys, Colombian auteur Ciro Guerra presents a stunning black-and-white art-house adventure along the mystifying jungles of the Amazon River.

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Embrace of the Serpent

In his follow-up to the classic The Wind Journeys, Colombian auteur Ciro Guerra presents a stunning black-and-white art-house adventure along the mystifying jungles of the Amazon River. Based on the journals of real life explorers, Embrace of the Serpent introduces two parallel stories of explorers in search of the legendary plant, yakruna. Set in 1909, German Theodor Koch-Grunberg (Borgman’s Jan Bijvoet) is stricken with an incurable disease... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 12:00pm - 2:05pm
Ritz Bourse

12:15pm

600 Miles
The ambitious Arunulfo strives to rise up the ranks of his family’s arms cartel, but when he decides to kidnap an ATF agent and embark on a 600-mile trek across the desert with his captive, an unlikely friendship develops as they each face uncertain fates.

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600 Miles

The ambitious Arunulfo strives to rise up the ranks of his family’s arms cartel, but when he decides to kidnap an ATF agent and embark on a 600-mile trek across the desert with his captive, an unlikely friendship develops as they each face uncertain fates. Buying large quantities of assault rifles and ammunition around the Tucson area doesn’t seem to be a problem for down-and-out punk Carson (Harrison Thomas). His anarchistic attitude is a... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 12:15pm - 1:40pm
Ritz East A

2:10pm

Tale of Tales
Inspired by the rich stories of Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah, Reality) first English-language feature is a gory, interweaving triptych of the darkest and most bizarre of fairy tales.

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Tale of Tales

Inspired by the rich stories of Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah, Reality) first English-language feature is a gory, interweaving triptych of the darkest and most bizarre of fairy tales. Once upon a time, three neighboring kingdoms were ruled by selfishness and desire. In the first realm, a king (John C. Reilly) and queen (Salma Hayek) will stop at nothing to conceive, following the advice of an eerie seer. The... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 2:10pm - 4:15pm
Ritz East B

2:25pm

Hedi Schneider is Stuck
The Schneider family’s carefree dynamic is unexpectedly jeopardized when Hedi, the endearingly quirky matriarch, starts having panic attacks, leaving the family to navigate the unfamiliar depths of depression in this offbeat dramedy.

Shorts
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Bacon & God's Wrath

Ninety-year-old Razie's discovery of "the Google" leads her to a reckoning with her Jewish faith as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. | | DIRECTOR: Sol Friedman | CAST: Razie Brownstone | Country: Canada Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 9 min

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Hedi Schneider Is Stuck

The Schneider family’s carefree dynamic is unexpectedly jeopardized when Hedi, the endearingly quirky matriarch, starts having panic attacks, leaving the family to navigate the unfamiliar depths of depression in this offbeat dramedy. Hedi Schneider is a happy-go-lucky thirty-something with an untarnished outlook on life. With her equally eccentric husband Uli and young son Finn in tow, the trio take on the world together. But suddenly Hedi gets... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 2:25pm - 4:06pm
Ritz East A

2:45pm

The Pearl Button
A stunning new documentary from the great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, The Pearl Button chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia.

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Pearl Button, The

A stunning new documentary from the great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, The Pearl Button chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia. In The Pearl Button, Guzmán turns his attention to a people decimated by colonial conquest. The film opens with breathtaking shots of Chile's famous Patagonian glaciers, ice floes that have been around for tens of thousands of years in a constant cycle of destruction and... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 2:45pm - 4:07pm
Ritz Bourse

4:45pm

Breaking a Monster
This documentary chronicles the rise of the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, made up of three 13-year-old boys, as they navigate the pressures of both fame and adolescence.

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Breaking a Monster

This documentary chronicles the rise of the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, made up of three 13-year-old boys, as they navigate the pressures of both fame and adolescence. In 2013, a YouTube video of the band performing in Times Square goes viral, and catches the attention of the media and the music industry. The video stands out, not only because the heavy metal band is made up of seventh graders, but because its members are... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 4:45pm - 6:18pm
Ritz Bourse

4:45pm

My Golden Days
The masterful Mathieu Amalric reprises his role from My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument in Arnaud Desplechin’s lovely, longing look at childhood and first love.

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My Golden Days

The masterful Mathieu Amalric reprises his role from My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument in Arnaud Desplechin’s lovely, longing look at childhood and first love. As Paul (Amalric) readies himself to leave a life of exotic travel behind in order to return to his native France, he begins to reminisce about his younger days. First he thinks of the mentally unstable mother who prompted him to move into his unconventional great aunt’s... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 4:45pm - 6:48pm
Ritz East B

4:50pm

Ixcanul Volcano
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Guatemala’s first ever submission into the Oscar’s foreign language category, this award-winning film is a poetic, yet unadorned look at a young Mayan girl’s life and loves.

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Ixcanul Volcano

Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Guatemala’s first ever submission into the Oscar’s foreign language category, this award-winning film is a poetic, yet unadorned look at a young Mayan girl’s life and loves. Although Jayro Bustamante’s directorial debut speaks directly to contemporary issues facing Guatemala’s indigenous population, it also has the feel of a timeless tale extolling the perils of young love... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 4:50pm - 6:23pm
Ritz East A

7:00pm

Raiders!
When they were kids, they made their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, beat for beat, shot for shot, and twenty-five years later, they’re back together to finish The Adaptation in this hilarious, fun-filled documentary.

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Raiders!

When they were kids, they made their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, beat for beat, shot for shot, and twenty-five years later, they’re back together to finish The Adaptation in this hilarious, fun-filled documentary. In 1981, the first Indiana Jones adventure landed like a bomb on the minds of Mississippian eleven-year-olds Chris and Eric. There was only one way to express their love of Spielberg’s instant classic: to remake it on... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 7:00pm - 8:44pm
Ritz Bourse

7:10pm

Animated Shorts Program
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.

Shorts
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Manoman

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.DIRECTOR: Simon CartwrightCAST: Gordon PeardonCountry: UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 11 min
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Teeth

The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.DIRECTOR: Tom Brown, Daniel GrayCAST: Richard E. GrantCountry: USA, Hungary, UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 7 min
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Sun Like a Big Dark Animal, The

A computer and a woman fall in love, only to be torn apart because of their inappropriate feelings for each other.DIRECTOR: Chris Felisgrau, Ronnie RiveraCAST: Agustina WoodgateCountry: USA Language: SpanishYear: 2015 Length: 6 min
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Storm Hits Jacket

Nature goes crazy, and two young scientists get caught up in the chaos.DIRECTOR: Paul CabonCAST: Célia Asensio, Tristan le Doze, Christophe Seugnet, Paul Cabon, Thierry BarbetCountry: France Language: FrenchYear: 2014 Length: 13 min
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Two Films About Loneliness

Jonathan is recording his online dating profile, while next door, Phillipe is recording his new cooking video when something unexpected happens…DIRECTOR: William Bishop-Stephens, Christopher EalesCAST: Tim Key, Detlef BierstedtCountry: UK Language: English, GermanYear: 2014 Length: 6 min
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Palm Rot

An old Florida fumigator discovers a mysterious crate floating in the Everglades that ruins his day.DIRECTOR: Ryan GillisCAST: Greg TonnerCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 8 min
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World of Tomorrow

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.DIRECTOR: Don HertzfeldtCAST: Winona Mae, Julia PottCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 17 min
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Tatuapé Mahal Tower

Residential-tower employee Javier Juarez Garcia makes life-changing decisions, but never forgets his goal to take revenge on those who disappointed him.DIRECTOR: Carolina Markowicz, Fernanda SalloumCAST: Daniel HendlerCountry: Brazil Language: SpanishYear: 2014 Length: 10 min


Friday October 23, 2015 7:10pm - 8:34pm
Ritz East A

7:15pm

Room
Born and raised in captivity, a young boy, under the care of his adoring mother, must risk his life in order to save the only family he knows in this moving adaptation of Emma Donahue’s best-selling novel.

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Room

Born and raised in captivity, a young boy, under the care of his adoring mother, must risk his life in order to save the only family he knows in this moving adaptation of Emma Donahue’s best-selling novel. A small room is the only world five-year-old Jack knows; his mother and the scary man who occasionally visits are the only people who exist. Ma does what she can to give Jack as much of a full life as she can while in captivity, creating a... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 7:15pm - 9:13pm
Prince Theater

7:25pm

James White
In this emotionally raw drama of personal and familial responsibility, a young man struggles to reconcile his best intentions with his own increasingly poor life choices.

Director Josh Mond is scheduled to attend.

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James White

In this emotionally raw drama of personal and familial responsibility, a young man struggles to reconcile his best intentions with his own increasingly poor life choices. James is a mass of contradictions. He’s fiercely loyal to his friends and family, but also terribly unreliable. He’s struggling to get his life under control, while also recklessly embracing his most self-destructive tendencies. He realizes what’s expected of him from... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 7:25pm - 8:51pm
Ritz East B

9:15pm

Baskin
In this aggressively horrific debut film, a police squad is plunged into a blood-soaked nightmare when the officers answer a distress call only to find they are the ones in desperate need of help.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each!

$18 / PFS Members $15


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Baskin

In this aggressively horrific debut film, a police squad is plunged into a blood-soaked nightmare when the officers answer a distress call only to find they are the ones in desperate need of help. | | When a call for backup comes over their radio, five police officers venture deep into the Turkish countryside and find an abandoned squad car outside a dilapidated building. Dread permeates the night air as they enter the labyrinthine corridors... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 9:15pm - 10:52pm
Ritz East A

9:25pm

Welcome to Leith
An unsettling documentary that doubles as an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Welcome to Leith documents the battle for the soul of a town between the horrified population and a neo-Nazi incursion.

Director Christopher Walker is scheduled to attend. 

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Welcome to Leith

An unsettling documentary that doubles as an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Welcome to Leith documents the battle for the soul of a town between the horrified population and a neo-Nazi incursion. In 2013, Leith, North Dakota was a tiny three-square-mile town with a population of twenty-four. Enter Craig Cobb, a notorious white supremacist who realizes that Leith’s size makes it vulnerable and ideal for a takeover by him and his neo-Nazi... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 9:25pm - 10:51pm
Ritz Bourse

9:25pm

The Club
A home for errant priests with troubling pasts comes under fire from within in this eeiry, thought-provoking film from acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín.

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Club, The

A home for errant priests with troubling pasts comes under fire from within in this eeiry, thought-provoking film from acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín. In his earlier films Tony Manero, Post Mortem, and the Oscar-nominated film No, Larraín explored the legacy of the Pinochet regime to great effect. Now, he shifts his gaze to the Catholic Church with this morally complex study of personal redemption and institutional responsibility... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 9:25pm - 11:03pm
Ritz East B

9:45pm

Adaptation
In perhaps the most complex, self-reflexive movie of all time, a tortured screenwriter battles his inner demons in an attempt to adapt an inspiring non-fiction book. Starring Nicholas Cage in a brilliant and hilarious double role as the writer and his twin.

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Adaptation

In perhaps the most complex, self-reflexive movie of all time, a tortured screenwriter battles his inner demons in an attempt to adapt an inspiring non-fiction book. Starring Nicholas Cage in a brilliant and hilarious double role as the writer and his twin.  | | DIRECTOR: Spike Jonze | CAST: Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton | LANGUAGE: English, Latin | COUNTRY: USA | YEAR: 2002... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 9:45pm - 11:39pm
Prince Theater
 
Saturday, October 24
 

12:00pm

An
Acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase returns with this tender tearjerker about an unlikely bond between two confectioners who find salvation in the sweet treats they bake every day.

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An

Acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase returns with this tender tearjerker about an unlikely bond between two confectioners who find salvation in the sweet treats they bake every day. A renowned director of nuanced emotion, Kawase often explores what draws people together: family, nature and in this—her warmest, most welcoming film to date—food. Unabashedly sentimental, An effortlessly combines appetite-whetting food porn with a gentle tale... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:53pm
Ritz East B

12:00pm

Macbeth
In what might well be the definitive film version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, director Justin Kurzel presents a raw, viseral adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the iconic roles of the ambitious couple who will stop at nothing to usurp and retain the Scottish throne.

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Macbeth

In what might well be the definitive film version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, director Justin Kurzel presents a raw, viseral adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the iconic roles of the ambitious couple who will stop at nothing to usurp and retain the Scottish throne. The film begins with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth burying their young child, a somber moment that sets the tone for what’s to come. A full... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:53pm
Prince Theater

12:05pm

Sunset Song
The long-awaited adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel, Sunset Song provides a look into the life of a farming family struggling to make a living in northeast Scotland.

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Sunset Song

The long-awaited adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel, Sunset Song provides a look into the life of a farming family struggling to make a living in northeast Scotland. DIRECTOR: Terence DaviesCAST: Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn, Kevin GuthrieLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: UK, LuxembourgYEAR: 2015LENGTH: 135 min


Saturday October 24, 2015 12:05pm - 2:20pm
Ritz East A

12:25pm

(T)error
When FBI informant Saeed “Shariff” Torres invites filmmakers to follow him during a live counterterrorism sting, what results is a documentary that is a gripping, real-life thriller examining the ethical boundaries of domestic safety tactics in a post 9/11 world.

Director David Felix Sutcliffe is scheduled to attend. 

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(T)error

When FBI informant Saeed “Shariff” Torres invites filmmakers to follow him during a live counterterrorism sting, what results is a documentary that is a gripping, real-life thriller examining the ethical boundaries of domestic safety tactics in a post 9/11 world. | | After working for 20 years as an FBI informant, Saeed “Shariff” Torres, gets called to Pittsburgh on a surveillance mission, a job he hopes will be his... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 12:25pm - 1:58pm
Ritz Bourse

2:30pm

The Program
A gripping biography following a crusading journalist who ultimately exposes one of the largest sport scandals of the modern era, The Program charts the rise and fall of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong.

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Program, The

A gripping biography following a crusading journalist who ultimately exposes one of the largest sport scandals of the modern era, The Program charts the rise and fall of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong. | | Returning to the Festival after screening Philomena in 2013, Director Stephen Frears’ new film focuses on Lance Armstrong (played by PFF Rising Star Recipient Ben Foster) as he begins his pursuit for his first Tour de France... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 2:30pm - 4:13pm
Ritz East B

2:45pm

Peggy Guggenheim - Art Addict
Peggy Guggenheim’s life and work are on display in this intimate tribute to the renowned art connoisseur, who amassed a world-class collection, and was instrumental in introducing modern art to the masses.

Shorts
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Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, The

Gripped by an overwhelming fear of his demise, Phil Toledano’s transformed his morbid obsessions into a photography project.DIRECTOR: Joshua SeftelCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 27 min

Features
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Peggy Guggenheim - Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim’s life and work are on display in this intimate tribute to the renowned art connoisseur, who amassed a world-class collection, and was instrumental in introducing modern art to the masses. Born into one of the most colorful and eccentric dynasties of the twentieth century, Peggy Guggenheim built a sterling reputation in the art world, separating herself from her famous last name. Known as a rebel and an outsider, she forced her... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 2:45pm - 4:49pm
Ritz Bourse

2:50pm

The White Knights
A provocative new drama from director Joachim Lafosse (Our Children, Private Lessons), The White Knights is an incisive look at the shocking true story ripped from the headlines involving French NGO’s with questionable intent visiting Chad under false pretenses.

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White Knights, The

A provocative new drama from director Joachim Lafosse (Our Children, Private Lessons), The White Knights is an incisive look at the shocking true story ripped from the headlines involving French NGO’s with questionable intent visiting Chad under false pretenses. Inspired by the controversial true story of Zoe’s Ark, The White Nights takes on the moral ambiguities of charity to those whom are in no position to refuse or question... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 2:50pm - 4:42pm
Ritz East A

4:45pm

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Realizing that they have developed a distaste for each other’s habits, a young couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) goes to a special clinic where they can erase their memories of their relationship. But as the procedure sets in, they discover they have plenty of reasons to get cold feet in this critically acclaimed, unique romantic dramedy.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Realizing that they have developed a distaste for each other’s habits, a young couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) goes to a special clinic where they can erase their memories of their relationship. But as the procedure sets in, they discover they have plenty of reasons to get cold feet in this critically acclaimed, unique romantic dramedy.  | | DIRECTOR: Michel Gondry | CAST: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 4:45pm - 6:33pm
Prince Theater

4:50pm

Dheepan
Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes, Dheepan examines the plight of Sri Lankan refugees who flee their war-ravaged homeland following civil war, only to end up in a new kind of conflict zone in the housing projects of Paris.

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Dheepan

Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes, Dheepan examines the plight of Sri Lankan refugees who flee their war-ravaged homeland following civil war, only to end up in a new kind of conflict zone in the housing projects of Paris. Marking yet another powerful, captivating film from acclaimed French auteur Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone), Dheepan takes a sharp, insightful and incredibly timely look at the question of what happens... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 4:50pm - 6:39pm
Ritz East B

5:10pm

The Survivalist
An original take on a post-apocalyptic drama, The Survivalist provides a captivating exploration of human nature’s most fundamental and primal instinct: survival at all costs.

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Survivalist, The

An original take on a post-apocalyptic drama, The Survivalist provides a captivating exploration of human nature’s most fundamental and primal instinct: survival at all costs. The Survivalist focuses on an unnamed man, living in isolation on his makeshift farm. With food scarce, the man guards his crops carefully, fearing all invaders. But, time alone is taking a toll on his psyche. When a stern middle-aged woman (Olwen Fouéré) and her... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 5:10pm - 6:59pm
Ritz East A

5:30pm

In the Shadow of Women
One of the great auteurs of French cinema, Philippe Garrel tackles the politics of sex, life, and cinema in this fresh and self-aware story of a Parisian filmmaker’s infidelity.

Shorts
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Pink Grapefruit

A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend; it does not go as planned.DIRECTOR: Michael MohanCAST: Wendy McColm, Nora Kirkpatrick, Matt PetersCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 9 min

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In the Shadow of Women

One of the great auteurs of French cinema, Philippe Garrel tackles the politics of sex, life, and cinema in this fresh and self-aware story of a Parisian filmmaker’s infidelity. Pierre is a documentarian who is collaborating on a project on French resistance during WWII with his wife Manon. She is loyal and steadfast, but his detachment wears on her and she can’t help but let him know. While doing research at a film archive, he meets and... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 5:30pm - 6:52pm
Ritz Bourse

7:15pm

The Prince of Pennsylvania
Going far beyond last year’s Academy Award nominated film Foxcatcher, this illuminating documentary details the incredible story of a wrestling coach who commits murder, bringing the careers of two gold-medalist brothers to a savage end.


Shorts
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Tose: The Movie

A short film celebrating both Eagle’s Owner Leonard Tose, the best, most-liked owner that most people have never heard of, and the events that make up his legacy.DIRECTOR: Mike TollinCAST: Country: USA Language: Year: Length: 16 min

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Prince of Pennsylvania, The

Going far beyond last year’s Academy Award nominated film Foxcatcher, this illuminating documentary details the incredible story of a wrestling coach who commits murder, bringing the careers of two gold-medalist brothers to a savage end. In the 1980s, American amateur wrestlers faced a long and hard road to the Olympics, with minimal supports in place to prepare them for world-class competition. Into this breach steps John du Pont, an eccentric... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 7:15pm - 8:20pm
Ritz East B

7:30pm

Our Brand is Crisis
Inspired by the documentary of the same title, Our Brand is Crisis is an unbelievably true story of the American political campaign marketing tactics employed in the real-life 2002 Bolivian presidential election.

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Our Brand is Crisis

Inspired by the documentary of the same title, Our Brand is Crisis is an unbelievably true story of the American political campaign marketing tactics employed in the real-life 2002 Bolivian presidential election. When a group of American consultants accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president—who is currently down nearly 30 points in the polls—re-elected, they realize they need help. Tracking down retired maverick... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 7:30pm - 9:18pm
Prince Theater
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7:30pm

The Boy and the Beast
In this fantastic animated adventure from writer/director Mamoru Hosoda, a young boy discovers a secret world of beastly warriors in the back alleys of contemporary Tokyo.

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Boy and the Beast, The

In this fantastic animated adventure from writer/director Mamoru Hosoda, a young boy discovers a secret world of beastly warriors in the back alleys of contemporary Tokyo. With Hayao Miyazaki settling into retirement, many consider Hosoda as the heir apparent to the anime throne. Indeed, his recent films — The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children — can easily be placed alongside the best of Studio Ghibli or Pixar... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 7:30pm - 9:29pm
Ritz East A

7:40pm

Take Me to the River
Seventeen-year-old Ryder becomes the unsuspecting target of class and social tensions within his large, southern family in disquietingly assured first feature from American director Matt Sobel.

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Take Me to the River

Seventeen-year-old Ryder becomes the unsuspecting target of class and social tensions within his large, southern family in disquietingly assured first feature from American director Matt Sobel. With his mother Cindy (Deadwood’s Robin Weigart) and Don (The West Wing’s Richard Schiff) in tow, the confident, young Ryder (the excellent Logan Miller) returns from his liberal Californian lifestyle to his famiy’s roots in a world of pick-up... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 7:40pm - 9:04pm
Ritz Bourse

9:40pm

The Hallow
A dark and ancient thing lurks in the woods near Adam and Clare’s new home in rural Ireland and it’s coming for their baby boy.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each!

$18 / PFS Members $15 

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Hallow, The

A dark and ancient thing lurks in the woods near Adam and Clare’s new home in rural Ireland and it’s coming for their baby boy. Even in its early domestic scenes, something ominous pervades The Hallow. A tree surgeon, Adam (Game of Thrones’ Joseph Mawle) studies diseased trees and the mysterious black goop that’s oozing out of them in the nearby wood. Clare sets to work on making their new house a home, taking down iron bars from the... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 9:40pm - 11:17pm
Ritz East B

9:50pm

Naz & Maalik
Over the course of one day in Brooklyn, two teenage boys — black, Muslim, and in love — struggle to preserve their secret from their family and the F.B.I.

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Naz & Maalik

Over the course of one day in Brooklyn, two teenage boys — black, Muslim, and in love — struggle to preserve their secret from their family and the F.B.I. Last night, Naz and Maalik spent the night together for the first time. Still basking in the afterglow of taking their longtime friendship to the next level, the boys decide to skip school (surely not the first time for that) and spend the day together, hawking lotto tickets and dime... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 9:50pm - 11:15pm
Ritz Bourse

10:00pm

Men & Chicken
An off-kilter Danish comedy from Anders Thomas Jensen, Men & Chicken is a story about two brothers whose search for their biological father ends in strange, outrageous hilarity.

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Men & Chicken

An off-kilter Danish comedy from Anders Thomas Jensen, Men & Chicken is a story about two brothers whose search for their biological father ends in strange, outrageous hilarity. After meeting to bury their recently deceased father, brothers Elias, a self-described ladies’ man, and Gabriel, a depressed academic with a history of failed relationships, learn via videotape that their real father is a famous but demonized geneticist. Determined to... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:44pm
Ritz East A

10:00pm

SPL 2 - A Time For Consequences
A stunning martial-arts epic — with undercover cops, crime syndicates, organ-trafficking, desperate parents and featuring the legendary Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) and Wu Jing — SPL 2 (a sequel bearing little resemblance to the original, except in its badass-ness) delivers the action expected in this high-flying extravaganza.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
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$18 / PFS Members $15 

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SPL 2 - A Time For Consequences

A stunning martial-arts epic — with undercover cops, crime syndicates, organ-trafficking, desperate parents and featuring the legendary Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) and Wu Jing — SPL 2 (a sequel bearing little resemblance to the original, except in its badass-ness) delivers the action expected in this high-flying extravaganza. Following a botched bust targeting an organ-trafficking ring, undercover cop Kit (Wu Jing) has his cover blown. Sent to a... Read More →



Saturday October 24, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday October 25, 2015 12:00am
Prince Theater
 
Sunday, October 25
 

12:00pm

How To Fest Best: An Insider Panel Discussion

PRECEDING THE 12:35PM SCREENING OF RAIDERS!

Are you an up-and-coming filmmaker looking to submit your latest short or feature to film festivals? Have you already submitted to one or more festivals and are wondering what to do next? Has one of your titles been accepted to a festival but you’ve never attended as an artist before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HOW TO FEST BEST is for you! An informal panel discussion with members of the PFF programming team and other festival insiders will reveal the five Ws of best practices for the festival submission process and include Dos, Don’ts, and Pro Tips plus an interactive Q&A.

Looking for inspiration? After the panel discussion, stick around for a FREE screening of RAIDERS!, the story of the super-fan film to end all fan films about a group of friends who made an incredibly fun and equally unbelievable adaptation of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Ticket reservation for panel includes admission to RAIDERS!

ADMISSION: Free, but tickets required. Reserve early! Limited space available. Like all free screenings and events, seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.


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Raiders!

When they were kids, they made their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, beat for beat, shot for shot, and twenty-five years later, they’re back together to finish The Adaptation in this hilarious, fun-filled documentary. In 1981, the first Indiana Jones adventure landed like a bomb on the minds of Mississippian eleven-year-olds Chris and Eric. There was only one way to express their love of Spielberg’s instant classic: to remake it on... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ritz Bourse

12:00pm

Remember
Academy-Award winner Christopher Plummer plays a 90-year-old Jewish man who, despite his frailty and dementia, makes it his mission to hunt down the Nazi commander who murdered his family in Atom Egoyan’s gripping revenge thriller.

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Remember

Academy-Award winner Christopher Plummer plays a 90-year-old Jewish man who, despite his frailty and dementia, makes it his mission to hunt down the Nazi commander who murdered his family in Atom Egoyan’s gripping revenge thriller. In the nursing home where he lives, Zev (Plummer) mourns his recently deceased wife and struggles to overcome his increasing memory loss. There isn’t much he can hold on to now, but when he discovers that the... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:35pm
Ritz East B

12:05pm

Mavis!
Legendary gospel/soul powerhouse, Mavis Staples, takes the spotlight in this spirited musical biopic, which chronicles her decades-long career, and brings to light her infectious joy for life.

Director Jessica Edwards is scheduled to appear. 

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Mavis!

Legendary gospel/soul powerhouse, Mavis Staples, takes the spotlight in this spirited musical biopic, which chronicles her decades-long career, and brings to light her infectious joy for life. At 76-years-old, Mavis Staples is still a force to be reckoned with. She’s been on the road for most of her life, but her deep, soulful voice is as captivating as ever. Though people continuously ask her when she’ll retire, she retorts: “I’ll stop... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 12:05pm - 1:26pm
Ritz East A

12:35pm

Raiders!
When they were kids, they made their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, beat for beat, shot for shot, and twenty-five years later, they’re back together to finish The Adaptation in this hilarious, fun-filled documentary.

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Raiders!

When they were kids, they made their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, beat for beat, shot for shot, and twenty-five years later, they’re back together to finish The Adaptation in this hilarious, fun-filled documentary. In 1981, the first Indiana Jones adventure landed like a bomb on the minds of Mississippian eleven-year-olds Chris and Eric. There was only one way to express their love of Spielberg’s instant classic: to remake it on... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 12:35pm - 2:19pm
Ritz Bourse

2:10pm

Rams
This stunningly moving tale of two estranged sheep farmer brothers who are willing to put their differences aside for the sake of their flock puts wry humor, sibling rivalry, and the breathtaking beauty of the Icelandic landscape front and center.

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Rams

This stunningly moving tale of two estranged sheep farmer brothers who are willing to put their differences aside for the sake of their flock puts wry humor, sibling rivalry, and the breathtaking beauty of the Icelandic landscape front and center. Although they live in a tiny rural farming village and share the same passion — their precious sheep — brothers Kiddi and Gummi haven’t spoken to one another in four decades. When it appears... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 2:10pm - 3:43pm
Ritz East A

2:15pm

Mustang
Five willful young Turkish women clash against tradition and their own family in this vibrant, award-winning drama about growing up and running free in a society and a household tries to tie you down.

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Mustang

Five willful young Turkish women clash against tradition and their own family in this vibrant, award-winning drama about growing up and running free in a society and a household tries to tie you down. | | In the beginning, Lale and her sisters are a force of nature, shining as bright as the summer sun above and embracing life with the unwavering energy of the waves that lap the shores of their small coastal village. When an innocent afternoon... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 2:15pm - 3:52pm
Ritz East B

2:35pm

The Wave
A race against time, 90s style thriller, The Wave follows a geologist desperately trying to prevent a natural disaster when a mountain begins to collapse into the ocean, creating a tsunami of devastating proportion.

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Wave, The

A race against time, 90s style thriller, The Wave follows a geologist desperately trying to prevent a natural disaster when a mountain begins to collapse into the ocean, creating a tsunami of devastating proportion. The Wave is a stunning vision of a fearsome, intense disaster no one could ever truly prepare for, set again one man’s commitment to prevent all-out tragedy. Set in Norway's Sunnmøre region, the town of Geiranger is one of the most... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 2:35pm - 4:20pm
Prince Theater

2:55pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
You know the story. You know the characters. You know every stunt, every gag, every line. But you’ve never seen a film re-interpretation of Raiders of the Lost Ark like this before.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

You know the story. You know the characters. You know every stunt, every gag, every line. But you’ve never seen a film re-interpretation of Raiders of the Lost Ark like this before. | | In 1981, long before today’s glut of YouTube fan films, there were the Raiders kids: three boys whose underdog tenacity carried them through a seven-year endeavor to make their own version of Steven Spielberg’s landmark action movie. The... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 2:55pm - 4:35pm
Ritz Bourse

4:30pm

Mountains May Depart
Both an intimate drama and an epic tale of nationalism, Mountains May Depart spans three different eras in this powerful examination of how China's economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition and love.

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Mountains May Depart

Both an intimate drama and an epic tale of nationalism, Mountains May Depart spans three different eras in this powerful examination of how China's economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition and love. Opening in 1999 on the edge of the capitalist explosion in China, Mountains May Depart begins with small-town dance instructor Shen Tao spurning the shy, laborer Liangzi to marry the entrepreneur Zhang, with whom Shen Tao soon has a... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 4:30pm - 6:41pm
Ritz East A

4:35pm

The Lobster
Winner of the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes, The Lobster is a dark comedic love story from talented Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) centering around a dystopian future in which newly single people are given 45 days to find an appropriate mate before they are turned into an animal of their choosing and set free in the wild.

RUSH ONLY! 
Even though advance tickets for this screening are no longer available, there is still a chance for admission through the Rush Line! Details here. 


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Lobster, The

Winner of the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes, The Lobster is a dark comedic love story from talented Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) centering around a dystopian future in which newly single people are given 45 days to find an appropriate mate before they are turned into an animal of their choosing and set free in the wild. What if the world demanded that people live as couples? Those unable to couple on their own are sent to a... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 4:35pm - 6:34pm
Ritz East B

5:05pm

When Voices Meet
A compelling documentary detailing post-apartheid South Africa and the history of Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, When Voices Meet displays the power of music and musicians to help facilitate important social change.

Executive Producer Marilyn Cohen and subjects Sharon Katz and Nonhlanhla Wanda are scheduled to attend.

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When Voices Meet

A compelling documentary detailing post-apartheid South Africa and the history of Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, When Voices Meet displays the power of music and musicians to help facilitate important social change. Following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz partnered with singer/educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to form a multiracial choir. The duo were determined to utilize music to... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 5:05pm - 6:31pm
Prince Theater

5:10pm

Breaking a Monster
This documentary chronicles the rise of the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, made up of three 13-year-old boys, as they navigate the pressures of both fame and adolescence.

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Breaking a Monster

This documentary chronicles the rise of the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, made up of three 13-year-old boys, as they navigate the pressures of both fame and adolescence. In 2013, a YouTube video of the band performing in Times Square goes viral, and catches the attention of the media and the music industry. The video stands out, not only because the heavy metal band is made up of seventh graders, but because its members are... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 5:10pm - 6:43pm
Ritz Bourse

7:15pm

Carol
Todd Haynes examines gay desire and repression in 1950s New York with his highly anticipated, beautiful new masterpiece, Carol, the carefully realized story of an unexpected and forbidden love affair.

Director Todd Haynes is scheduled to appear.

RUSH ONLY! 
Even though advance tickets for this screening are no longer available, there is still a chance for admission through the Rush Line! Details here. 

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Carol

Todd Haynes examines gay desire and repression in 1950s New York with his highly anticipated, beautiful new masterpiece, Carol, the carefully realized story of an unexpected and forbidden love affair. Based on The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (who is best known for her suspense stories, Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mister Ripley), the film traces the developing relationship between Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 7:15pm - 9:13pm
Prince Theater

7:15pm

Victoria
Shot in one continuous, brilliant structured take, Victoria follows a curious runaway girl from Madrid as she joins a group of Berliners in what starts out as a fun tour of Berlin nightlife and ends up as a chaotic bank robbery and a struggle to protect her life.

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Victoria

Shot in one continuous, brilliant structured take, Victoria follows a curious runaway girl from Madrid as she joins a group of Berliners in what starts out as a fun tour of Berlin nightlife and ends up as a chaotic bank robbery and a struggle to protect her life. | | Victoria (Laia Costa) is a young girl craving experiences of all kinds. Enticed by the capricious energy of a motley foursome of Berliners, she joins up with the young men for some... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 7:15pm - 9:35pm
Ritz Bourse

7:20pm

Man Up
Clever but slightly raunchy, Man Up provides a twist on the mistaken identity romantic comedy, infused with a sharp and honest look at modern relationships.

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Pop-Up Porno: m4m

A lonely traveler on a business trip to New York finds himself in a heated Grindr chat with his worst nightmare.DIRECTOR: Stephen DunnCAST: Country: Canada Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 3 min

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Man Up

Clever but slightly raunchy, Man Up provides a twist on the mistaken identity romantic comedy, infused with a sharp and honest look at modern relationships. Man Up focuses on Nancy (Lake Bell), who’s perpetually single and given up on ever finding Mr. Right at age 34. A mix-up puts Nancy inadvertently in the path of Jack (Simon Pegg), who is looking to meet up with his 24-year-old blind date. She jumps on this unexpected opportunity. The pair... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 7:20pm - 8:51pm
Ritz East B

7:25pm

King Georges
After four decades of ruling Philadelphia’s culinary scene with his world-renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, Chef Georges Perrier must fight to keep his reign as times and tastes change.

Director Erika Frankel and subject Georges Perrier are scheduled to appear. 

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King Georges

After four decades of ruling Philadelphia’s culinary scene with his world-renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, Chef Georges Perrier must fight to keep his reign as times and tastes change. | | In 1970, Georges Perrier was one of the first to introduce America to authentic French cuisine when he opened his restaurant Le Bec-Fin. The traditional French eatery was quickly deemed one of the country’s best, and helped put Philadelphia on the... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 7:25pm - 8:42pm
Ritz East A

9:30pm

Men & Chicken
An off-kilter Danish comedy from Anders Thomas Jensen, Men & Chicken is a story about two brothers whose search for their biological father ends in strange, outrageous hilarity.

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Men & Chicken

An off-kilter Danish comedy from Anders Thomas Jensen, Men & Chicken is a story about two brothers whose search for their biological father ends in strange, outrageous hilarity. After meeting to bury their recently deceased father, brothers Elias, a self-described ladies’ man, and Gabriel, a depressed academic with a history of failed relationships, learn via videotape that their real father is a famous but demonized geneticist. Determined to... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 9:30pm - 11:14pm
Ritz East B

9:35pm

Demon
A wedding in a small Polish village is turned upside down by spirits from the past — in more than one sense — in this stylish, cerebral update on Jewish dybbuk myth (where a spirit who’s suffered before death attaches itself to a living person to depart from purgatory).

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each!

$18 / PFS Members $15 

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Demon

A wedding in a small Polish village is turned upside down by spirits from the past — in more than one sense — in this stylish, cerebral update on Jewish dybbuk myth (where a spirit who’s suffered before death attaches itself to a living person to depart from purgatory). Although Zaneta and Piotr haven’t known each other for very long, they are so in love that he is willing to move to her small Polish village from London so they can be... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 9:35pm - 11:09pm
Ritz East A

9:45pm

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Based on the purportedly true memoir of game show creator Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), this hilarious action comedy tells the stories of Barris’ supposed dealings with the CIA.

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Based on the purportedly true memoir of game show creator Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), this hilarious action comedy tells the stories of Barris’ supposed dealings with the CIA.  | | DIRECTOR: George Clooney | CAST: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney | LANGUAGE: English, Spanish | COUNTRY: USA, Germany, Canada | YEAR: 2002 | LENGTH: 113 min


Sunday October 25, 2015 9:45pm - 11:38pm
Prince Theater

10:15pm

Baskin
In this aggressively horrific debut film, a police squad is plunged into a blood-soaked nightmare when the officers answer a distress call only to find they are the ones in desperate need of help.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each!

$18 / PFS Members $15 

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Baskin

In this aggressively horrific debut film, a police squad is plunged into a blood-soaked nightmare when the officers answer a distress call only to find they are the ones in desperate need of help. | | When a call for backup comes over their radio, five police officers venture deep into the Turkish countryside and find an abandoned squad car outside a dilapidated building. Dread permeates the night air as they enter the labyrinthine corridors... Read More →



Sunday October 25, 2015 10:15pm - 11:52pm
Ritz Bourse
 
Monday, October 26
 

12:00pm

Chasuke's Journey
An otherworldly emissary struggles to save a young woman — and possibly the entire world — from the whims of Heaven in this Japanese comedy of fate and consequences.

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Chasuke's Journey

An otherworldly emissary struggles to save a young woman — and possibly the entire world — from the whims of Heaven in this Japanese comedy of fate and consequences. A mainstay of Japan’s independent film scene and multi-time PFF alum, Sabu has been directing wildly imaginative films since the mid-1990s. Known for their humor, breathless pacing, and elaborate, intricate plotting, his films often revolve around a protagonist, slightly out of... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 12:00pm - 1:46pm
Ritz Bourse

12:05pm

El Cinco
After receiving a red card in a regional Argentinian soccer game, captain and star player Patón spends his suspended time away from the game questioning his career and future in this touching drama.

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El Cinco

After receiving a red card in a regional Argentinian soccer game, captain and star player Patón spends his suspended time away from the game questioning his career and future in this touching drama. The hotheaded Patón is celebrated for his quick temper and equally quick quips on and off the field. He plays for a D league soccer team in Buenos Aires and is often baited by heckling fans disgusted with his team’s lackluster performance. When he... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 12:05pm - 1:45pm
Ritz East B

12:50pm

Fatima
Spend a year in the life of Fatima, a strong, independent Moroccan mother of two, who tries to understand the modern culture of Lyon, France through the eyes of her two teenage daughters.

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Fatima

Spend a year in the life of Fatima, a strong, independent Moroccan mother of two, who tries to understand the modern culture of Lyon, France through the eyes of her two teenage daughters. Fatima (the engaging Soria Zeroual in her debut role) may be able to work hard on her feet for 16 hours a day, but she hits a wall when talking about her youngest daughter, Souad (Kenza Noah Aïche), at a parent-teacher conference. Her limited knowledge of... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 12:50pm - 2:09pm
Ritz East A

2:30pm

Bridgend
Based on haunting true events, Bridgend takes place in a rural town in Wales that has an escalating crisis of teenage suicides. Sara is the new girl in town, and as she becomes enamored with the cult-like group of teens, she starts to lose her grip on reality.

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Bridgend

Based on haunting true events, Bridgend takes place in a rural town in Wales that has an escalating crisis of teenage suicides. Sara is the new girl in town, and as she becomes enamored with the cult-like group of teens, she starts to lose her grip on reality. Bridgend (director Jeppe Rønde's feature-length debut) is entirely unsettling. A group of teenagers linked to a series of cult-like suicides is quickly fascinated with the new girl in... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 2:30pm - 4:05pm
Ritz East B

2:30pm

An
Acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase returns with this tender tearjerker about an unlikely bond between two confectioners who find salvation in the sweet treats they bake every day.

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An

Acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase returns with this tender tearjerker about an unlikely bond between two confectioners who find salvation in the sweet treats they bake every day. A renowned director of nuanced emotion, Kawase often explores what draws people together: family, nature and in this—her warmest, most welcoming film to date—food. Unabashedly sentimental, An effortlessly combines appetite-whetting food porn with a gentle tale... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 2:30pm - 4:23pm
Ritz Bourse

2:55pm

James White
In this emotionally raw drama of personal and familial responsibility, a young man struggles to reconcile his best intentions with his own increasingly poor life choices.

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James White

In this emotionally raw drama of personal and familial responsibility, a young man struggles to reconcile his best intentions with his own increasingly poor life choices. James is a mass of contradictions. He’s fiercely loyal to his friends and family, but also terribly unreliable. He’s struggling to get his life under control, while also recklessly embracing his most self-destructive tendencies. He realizes what’s expected of him from... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 2:55pm - 4:21pm
Ritz East A

3:45pm

Human Nature
A scientist (Tim Robbins) and a nature writer (Patricia Arquette) find themselves entwined in a complicated love triangle when they discover a human specimen raised in the wild in this hilarious and thought-provoking examination of the intersection between nature and culture.

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Human Nature

A scientist (Tim Robbins) and a nature writer (Patricia Arquette) find themselves entwined in a complicated love triangle when they discover a human specimen raised in the wild in this hilarious and thought-provoking examination of the intersection between nature and culture.  | | DIRECTOR: Michel Gondry | CAST: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans | LANGUAGE: English, French | COUNTRY: France, USA... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 3:45pm - 5:21pm
Prince Theater

4:50pm

Mavis!
Legendary gospel/soul powerhouse, Mavis Staples, takes the spotlight in this spirited musical biopic, which chronicles her decades-long career, and brings to light her infectious joy for life.

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Mavis!

Legendary gospel/soul powerhouse, Mavis Staples, takes the spotlight in this spirited musical biopic, which chronicles her decades-long career, and brings to light her infectious joy for life. At 76-years-old, Mavis Staples is still a force to be reckoned with. She’s been on the road for most of her life, but her deep, soulful voice is as captivating as ever. Though people continuously ask her when she’ll retire, she retorts: “I’ll stop... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 4:50pm - 6:11pm
Ritz East B

5:05pm

Free Entry
Betty and V, two teen girls on the verge of adulthood, sneak into Hungary’s biggest music festival resulting in a wild night that tests the bonds of friendship.

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Myrna the Monster

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other twentysomething.DIRECTOR: Ian SamuelsCAST: Kathleen Hanna, Victor Yerrid, Heidi NiedermeyerCountry: USA Language: Year: 2014 Length: 14 min

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Free Entry

Betty and V, two teen girls on the verge of adulthood, sneak into Hungary’s biggest music festival resulting in a wild night that tests the bonds of friendship. After crafting an elaborate lie for their parents, best friends Betty and V hop a train to Budapest in hopes of sneaking into Sziget, an open air music festival pulsing with youthful energy. Fueled by their newly found independence, the girls meet up with a handsome drug dealer and... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 5:05pm - 6:29pm
Ritz East A

5:10pm

Naz & Maalik
Over the course of one day in Brooklyn, two teenage boys — black, Muslim, and in love — struggle to preserve their secret from their family and the F.B.I.

Director Jay Dockendorf is scheduled to appear.

RUSH ONLY! 
Even though advance tickets for this screening are no longer available, there is still a chance for admission through the Rush Line! Details here. 
 

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Naz & Maalik

Over the course of one day in Brooklyn, two teenage boys — black, Muslim, and in love — struggle to preserve their secret from their family and the F.B.I. Last night, Naz and Maalik spent the night together for the first time. Still basking in the afterglow of taking their longtime friendship to the next level, the boys decide to skip school (surely not the first time for that) and spend the day together, hawking lotto tickets and dime... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 5:10pm - 6:35pm
Ritz Bourse

6:00pm

The 33
Based on the amazing true story that captivated viewers around the globe, The 33 details the international cooperative rescue effort to save 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 69 days.

Director Patricia Riggen is scheduled to appear. 

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33, The

Based on the amazing true story that captivated viewers around the globe, The 33 details the international cooperative rescue effort to save 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 69 days. | | Disaster strikes on August 5, 2010 when a copper and gold mine collapses in Chile, trapping 33 men underground. With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 brutal days to save the seemingly... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Prince Theater

6:55pm

Mia Madre
From veteran director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room, Caro Diario) comes a touching new film with sprinklings of comedy that focuses on a filmmaker in crisis, desperately working to balance the production of her new film with visits to her dying mother.

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Mia Madre

From veteran director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room, Caro Diario) comes a touching new film with sprinklings of comedy that focuses on a filmmaker in crisis, desperately working to balance the production of her new film with visits to her dying mother. Margherita is a self-absorbed, temperamental, angst-ridden director, focused on creating an apolitical film about factory workers at odds with management employing the talents of a famous... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 6:55pm - 8:41pm
Ritz East B

7:15pm

Body
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, this black comedy finds three people dealing with loss and death in extremely idiosyncratic ways.

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Body

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, this black comedy finds three people dealing with loss and death in extremely idiosyncratic ways. Depending on your perspective, the latest film from provocative Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska could be called either darkly absurd or absurdly dark. In a rain-drenched Warsaw, a father and daughter share a dreary apartment, each living a life of not-so-quiet... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Ritz East A

7:20pm

Quitters
With a mom in and out of rehab and a father who patronizes massage parlors, emotionally stunted Clark Raymond attempts to abandon his dysfunctional family for one that’s more suited to his aspirations in this irreverent comedy.

Director Noah Pritzker is scheduled to attend. 

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Little Deputy, The

Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.DIRECTOR: Trevor AndersonCAST: Country: Canada Language: Year: 2015 Length: 9 min

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Quitters

With a mom in and out of rehab and a father who patronizes massage parlors, emotionally stunted Clark Raymond attempts to abandon his dysfunctional family for one that’s more suited to his aspirations in this irreverent comedy. Precocious and startlingly blunt Clark Raymond (newcomer Ben Konigsberg) joins the cinematic likes of Rushmore’s Max Fischer as a socially inept, yet oddly charming teen whose ambition to be perceived as an... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 7:20pm - 9:04pm
Ritz Bourse

8:30pm

Victoria
Shot in one continuous, brilliant structured take, Victoria follows a curious runaway girl from Madrid as she joins a group of Berliners in what starts out as a fun tour of Berlin nightlife and ends up as a chaotic bank robbery and a struggle to protect her life.

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Victoria

Shot in one continuous, brilliant structured take, Victoria follows a curious runaway girl from Madrid as she joins a group of Berliners in what starts out as a fun tour of Berlin nightlife and ends up as a chaotic bank robbery and a struggle to protect her life. | | Victoria (Laia Costa) is a young girl craving experiences of all kinds. Enticed by the capricious energy of a motley foursome of Berliners, she joins up with the young men for some... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 8:30pm - 10:50pm
Prince Theater

9:25pm

Evolution
In this beautifully tantalizing film, a young boy attempts to uncover the truth behind the mysterious happenings of his remote seaside town.

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Object

A creative image of an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds—ice desert and under water.DIRECTOR: Paulina SkibińskaCAST: Country: Poland Language: Year: 2015 Length: 15 min

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Evolution

In this beautifully tantalizing film, a young boy attempts to uncover the truth behind the mysterious happenings of his remote seaside town. The latest addition to a particular branch of enigmatic cinema that includes Under the Skin and Picnic at Hanging Rock—films that offer unique visions of unknowable worlds—Lucile Hadžihalilovic’s Evolution is part surreal fantasy, part paranoid thriller, and completely mesmerizing. Nicolas is a... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 9:25pm - 11:01pm
Ritz East A

9:25pm

The Hallow
A dark and ancient thing lurks in the woods near Adam and Clare’s new home in rural Ireland and it’s coming for their baby boy.

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Hallow, The

A dark and ancient thing lurks in the woods near Adam and Clare’s new home in rural Ireland and it’s coming for their baby boy. Even in its early domestic scenes, something ominous pervades The Hallow. A tree surgeon, Adam (Game of Thrones’ Joseph Mawle) studies diseased trees and the mysterious black goop that’s oozing out of them in the nearby wood. Clare sets to work on making their new house a home, taking down iron bars from the... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 9:25pm - 11:02pm
Ritz East B

9:50pm

Emelie
Anchored by a star-making lead performance from Sarah Bolger, Emelie elevates the bad-babysitter genre into the realm of complex psychological drama in this taut thriller.

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Copycat

In 1990, a teenage filmmaker raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film; 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was.DIRECTOR: Charlie LyneCAST: Country: UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 8 min

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Emelie

Anchored by a star-making lead performance from Sarah Bolger, Emelie elevates the bad-babysitter genre into the realm of complex psychological drama in this taut thriller. Eleven-year-old Jacob Thompson (Joshua Rush) has an instant crush on his and his two young siblings’ new babysitter Anna (Bolger). Except her name isn’t Anna, it’s Emelie. The real Anna is locked up in a trunk, leaving Emelie free to pursue her frightening agenda in the... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 9:50pm - 11:20pm
Ritz Bourse
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

12:00pm

Sunset Song
The long-awaited adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel, Sunset Song provides a look into the life of a farming family struggling to make a living in northeast Scotland.

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Sunset Song

The long-awaited adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel, Sunset Song provides a look into the life of a farming family struggling to make a living in northeast Scotland. DIRECTOR: Terence DaviesCAST: Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn, Kevin GuthrieLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: UK, LuxembourgYEAR: 2015LENGTH: 135 min


Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Ritz East B

12:10pm

King Georges
After four decades of ruling Philadelphia’s culinary scene with his world-renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, Chef Georges Perrier must fight to keep his reign as times and tastes change.

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King Georges

After four decades of ruling Philadelphia’s culinary scene with his world-renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, Chef Georges Perrier must fight to keep his reign as times and tastes change. | | In 1970, Georges Perrier was one of the first to introduce America to authentic French cuisine when he opened his restaurant Le Bec-Fin. The traditional French eatery was quickly deemed one of the country’s best, and helped put Philadelphia on the... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:10pm - 1:27pm
Ritz Bourse

12:15pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
High-school student Beth has been the caretaker for her bipolar mother since her parents’ separation, but when she is accepted to college across the country she must decide if she should stay behind with her needy mother or choose a separate path.

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Light Beneath Their Feet, A

High-school student Beth has been the caretaker for her bipolar mother since her parents’ separation, but when she is accepted to college across the country she must decide if she should stay behind with her needy mother or choose a separate path. It’s tough for high-school senior Beth (Noah’s Madison Davenport) dealing with social cliques, applying for colleges, working part-time and finding a date for the senior prom. When her bipolar... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Ritz East A

2:10pm

Lamb
After burying his father and negotiating his divorce settlement, middle-aged David Lamb befriends a young girl in a parking lot and vows to save her from a desolate upbringing.

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Lamb

After burying his father and negotiating his divorce settlement, middle-aged David Lamb befriends a young girl in a parking lot and vows to save her from a desolate upbringing. | | Writer/director Ross Partridge’s adaptation of Bonnie Nadzam’s novel Lamb weaves a complicated relationship between a grief stricken David and 11-year-old Tommie (Southpaw’s Oona Laurence). David seeks to show the impressionable Tommie the beauty of... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:10pm - 3:46pm
Ritz Bourse

2:30pm

Emelie
Anchored by a star-making lead performance from Sarah Bolger, Emelie elevates the bad-babysitter genre into the realm of complex psychological drama in this taut thriller.

Shorts
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Copycat

In 1990, a teenage filmmaker raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film; 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was.DIRECTOR: Charlie LyneCAST: Country: UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 8 min

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Emelie

Anchored by a star-making lead performance from Sarah Bolger, Emelie elevates the bad-babysitter genre into the realm of complex psychological drama in this taut thriller. Eleven-year-old Jacob Thompson (Joshua Rush) has an instant crush on his and his two young siblings’ new babysitter Anna (Bolger). Except her name isn’t Anna, it’s Emelie. The real Anna is locked up in a trunk, leaving Emelie free to pursue her frightening agenda in the... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ritz East A

2:50pm

El Cinco
After receiving a red card in a regional Argentinian soccer game, captain and star player Patón spends his suspended time away from the game questioning his career and future in this touching drama.

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El Cinco

After receiving a red card in a regional Argentinian soccer game, captain and star player Patón spends his suspended time away from the game questioning his career and future in this touching drama. The hotheaded Patón is celebrated for his quick temper and equally quick quips on and off the field. He plays for a D league soccer team in Buenos Aires and is often baited by heckling fans disgusted with his team’s lackluster performance. When he... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:50pm - 4:30pm
Ritz East B

4:30pm

As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM
From his rise to becoming one of the most recognizable DJs in the world to his sudden, stunning death, As I AM chronicles the life and career of Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, a man who overcame countless obstacles to quickly reached the pinnacle of his profession but remained haunted by demons he could not shake.

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As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM

From his rise to becoming one of the most recognizable DJs in the world to his sudden, stunning death, As I AM chronicles the life and career of Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, a man who overcame countless obstacles to quickly reached the pinnacle of his profession but remained haunted by demons he could not shake. Adam Goldstein’s life started out in turmoil, confronted with abuse and trauma early on and a history of addiction. Goldstein managed to... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:30pm - 6:13pm
Ritz Bourse

4:45pm

The Treasure
Two men team up to go in search of buried treasure on a country farm in this wry comedy from internationally acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu.

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Treasure, The

Two men team up to go in search of buried treasure on a country farm in this wry comedy from internationally acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu. When Costi’s neighbor asks to borrow $800, Costi turns him down, saying he can’t afford it. When the neighbor reveals the money is needed in order to discover the hidden riches his dying grandfather insinuated was buried at the family’s country home, Costi, swept up in dreams of an unexpected... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:45pm - 6:14pm
Ritz East A

5:05pm

Monty Python's The Meaning of Live
Follow the men of Monty Python for a behind-the-sences look as they mount a lavish musical revue in 2014—the group's first live show in three decades—that spans their career and reveals an unexpected glimpse of the reality that lurked behind all the absurdist fun for which they were known.

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Live

Follow the men of Monty Python for a behind-the-sences look as they mount a lavish musical revue in 2014—the group's first live show in three decades—that spans their career and reveals an unexpected glimpse of the reality that lurked behind all the absurdist fun for which they were known. This fleet and funny documentary delivers two versions of Monty Python: in the present, we watch the elder statesmen of British absurdism forced into a... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:05pm - 6:52pm
Ritz East B

6:00pm

Brooklyn
Based on Colm Tóibín’s acclaimed novel and adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby, Brooklyn follows the journey of a young Irish immigrant navigating her new life in 1950s New York, torn between her homeland and her future.

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Brooklyn

Based on Colm Tóibín’s acclaimed novel and adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby, Brooklyn follows the journey of a young Irish immigrant navigating her new life in 1950s New York, torn between her homeland and her future. Saoirse Ronan, in what could very well be another Oscar-nominated performance, is captivating as the luminous Eilis, reluctantly lured to leave her beloved Ireland for the promise of opportunity in America. Having trouble... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:00pm - 7:52pm
Prince Theater

7:00pm

Kilo Two Bravo
This harrowing look at the legacy of modern combat tells the true story of a squad of British paratroopers in Afghanistan who find themselves trapped in the midst of a long-forgotten minefield.

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Kilo Two Bravo

This harrowing look at the legacy of modern combat tells the true story of a squad of British paratroopers in Afghanistan who find themselves trapped in the midst of a long-forgotten minefield. Hailed by the British press as one of the greatest war films in recent history, Kilo Two Bravo marks an extraordinary feature-length directorial debut for filmmaker Paul Katis. The fact that not one shot is fired in this excruciatingly tense film set on... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:00pm - 8:48pm
Ritz East A

7:00pm

Entertainment
A bitter, downtrodden comedian, who resembles the real life infamous Neil Hamburger, treks across the southwest performing underwhelming gigs at near-empty venues in hopes of reuniting with his estranged daughter in wholly bizarre black comedy.

Director Rick Alverson is scheduled to appear. 

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Entertainment

A bitter, downtrodden comedian, who resembles the real life infamous Neil Hamburger, treks across the southwest performing underwhelming gigs at near-empty venues in hopes of reuniting with his estranged daughter in wholly bizarre black comedy. A follow-up to the polarizing and provocative PFF selection The Comedy, Entertainment finds writer-director Rick Alverson digging even deeper into the dark corners of what we find funny. Faced with... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Ritz Bourse

7:15pm

Suffragette
Maud Watts (An Education’s Carrey Mulligan) rallies for the vote in this powerful film exploring the struggles and strength of a group of women involved with England’s female suffrage movement.

This special screening is NOT ticketed. It is a first-come first-served only, with NO badge line. Seating is very limited. Please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time for best chances on admission. 

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Suffragette

Maud Watts (An Education’s Carrey Mulligan) rallies for the vote in this powerful film exploring the struggles and strength of a group of women involved with England’s female suffrage movement. | | With the aide of physician Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham Carter) and co-worker Violet Miller (Anne-Marie Duff), Maud becomes consumed by the movement’s outcry for justice and equality. Her participation in rallies leads... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:15pm - 9:05pm
Ritz Bourse

7:30pm

The Program
A gripping biography following a crusading journalist who ultimately exposes one of the largest sport scandals of the modern era, The Program charts the rise and fall of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong.

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Program, The

A gripping biography following a crusading journalist who ultimately exposes one of the largest sport scandals of the modern era, The Program charts the rise and fall of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong. | | Returning to the Festival after screening Philomena in 2013, Director Stephen Frears’ new film focuses on Lance Armstrong (played by PFF Rising Star Recipient Ben Foster) as he begins his pursuit for his first Tour de France... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:30pm - 9:13pm
Ritz East B

8:30pm

A Royal Night Out
With V.E. Day marking the end of the second world war in Europe and the city of London eager to celebrate, the King’s two daughters venture out into the festivities incognito for a night on the town.

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Royal Night Out, A

With V.E. Day marking the end of the second world war in Europe and the city of London eager to celebrate, the King’s two daughters venture out into the festivities incognito for a night on the town. Princesses Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bel Powley) desire nothing more than to celebrate V.E. Day with the rest of London. Initially denied by their mother Queen Elizabeth (Emily Watson), the princesses plead their case to their father... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 8:30pm - 10:07pm
Prince Theater

9:30pm

Palio
Documenting the oldest horse race in the world, Palio is a fascinating look at this tradition in Siena, Italy where corruption is as integral to the outcome of the brutal race as the equine talent, the tactics and the skill of the riders are.

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Palio

Documenting the oldest horse race in the world, Palio is a fascinating look at this tradition in Siena, Italy where corruption is as integral to the outcome of the brutal race as the equine talent, the tactics and the skill of the riders are. Taking place twice a summer in the city of Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany, the Palio is a competitive horse race in which jockeys representing ten of the city’s historic districts maneuver... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 9:30pm - 11:01pm
Ritz Bourse

9:30pm

I Am a Soldier
After struggling to find a job and losing her apartment, Sandrine reluctantly returns to her mother’s home in Roubaix, France, where under the guidance of her uncle, she enters into the world of illegal dog trafficking.

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I Am a Soldier

After struggling to find a job and losing her apartment, Sandrine reluctantly returns to her mother’s home in Roubaix, France, where under the guidance of her uncle, she enters into the world of illegal dog trafficking. When Sandrine (Mojave’s Louise Bourgoin) arrives at her mother’s home after being evicted from her apartment, she hides her belongings in the backyard shed, embarrassed by her misfortunes. She enters a financially struggling... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 9:30pm - 11:07pm
Ritz East A

9:45pm

Camino
Deep in the remote jungles of Colombia, an award-winning photojournalist must fight for her life as she's pursued by rogue missionaries with malicious intent in this gritty survival film from PFF-Alum Josh Waller (McCanick).

Director Josh C. Waller and star Zoë Bell are scheduled to appear.

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Camino

Deep in the remote jungles of Colombia, an award-winning photojournalist must fight for her life as she's pursued by rogue missionaries with malicious intent in this gritty survival film from PFF-Alum Josh Waller (McCanick). Set in the mid-80s, during the Medellín cartel’s power stranglehold on the country, acclaimed photojournalist Avery Taggert (Zoe Bell) takes a job in the jungles of Colombia. She documents a group of missionaries... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2015 9:45pm - 11:29pm
Ritz East B
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

12:05pm

Body
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, this black comedy finds three people dealing with loss and death in extremely idiosyncratic ways.

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Body

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, this black comedy finds three people dealing with loss and death in extremely idiosyncratic ways. Depending on your perspective, the latest film from provocative Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska could be called either darkly absurd or absurdly dark. In a rain-drenched Warsaw, a father and daughter share a dreary apartment, each living a life of not-so-quiet... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:05pm - 1:35pm
Ritz East B

12:10pm

Quitters
With a mom in and out of rehab and a father who patronizes massage parlors, emotionally stunted Clark Raymond attempts to abandon his dysfunctional family for one that’s more suited to his aspirations in this irreverent comedy.

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Little Deputy, The

Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.DIRECTOR: Trevor AndersonCAST: Country: Canada Language: Year: 2015 Length: 9 min

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Quitters

With a mom in and out of rehab and a father who patronizes massage parlors, emotionally stunted Clark Raymond attempts to abandon his dysfunctional family for one that’s more suited to his aspirations in this irreverent comedy. Precocious and startlingly blunt Clark Raymond (newcomer Ben Konigsberg) joins the cinematic likes of Rushmore’s Max Fischer as a socially inept, yet oddly charming teen whose ambition to be perceived as an... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:10pm - 1:54pm
Ritz Bourse

12:20pm

Mediterrenea
A devastating look at problems African migrants face while crossing into Europe, this timely drama follows two friends as they attempt the perilous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy in search of a better life.

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Body Team 12

Collecting the dead from the streets of the Ebola zone, the 12th body team have one of the most dangerous and gruesome, but ultimately heroic, jobs in the world.DIRECTOR: David DargCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 13 min

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Mediterranea

A devastating look at problems African migrants face while crossing into Europe, this timely drama follows two friends as they attempt the perilous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy in search of a better life. Combining elements of the real-life experiences of lead actor Koudous Seihon with the 2010 immigrant riots that wracked the Calabrian town of Rosarno, Mediterranea is the story of Ayiva and Abas, two friends who, when we first meet them... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Ritz East A

2:20pm

Disorder
A tense, suspenseful thriller from director Alice Winocour (who co-wrote Mustang, also in the Festival), Disorder takes you into the world of a young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD who protects a beautiful woman and her child from a brutal home invasion.

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Disorder

A tense, suspenseful thriller from director Alice Winocour (who co-wrote Mustang, also in the Festival), Disorder takes you into the world of a young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD who protects a beautiful woman and her child from a brutal home invasion. | | Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), an ex-French special forces soldier, has recently returned from combat. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Vincent has panic attacks, hears... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:20pm - 4:01pm
Ritz East B

2:40pm

Fatima
Spend a year in the life of Fatima, a strong, independent Moroccan mother of two, who tries to understand the modern culture of Lyon, France through the eyes of her two teenage daughters.

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Fatima

Spend a year in the life of Fatima, a strong, independent Moroccan mother of two, who tries to understand the modern culture of Lyon, France through the eyes of her two teenage daughters. Fatima (the engaging Soria Zeroual in her debut role) may be able to work hard on her feet for 16 hours a day, but she hits a wall when talking about her youngest daughter, Souad (Kenza Noah Aïche), at a parent-teacher conference. Her limited knowledge of... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:40pm - 3:59pm
Ritz Bourse

2:50pm

The Invitation
A dinner party with estranged friends turns into something darker and more dangerous in this tense thriller from director Karyn Kusama.

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$18 / PFS Members $15 

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Invitation, The

A dinner party with estranged friends turns into something darker and more dangerous in this tense thriller from director Karyn Kusama. Will is understandably apprehensive when he and his new girlfriend drive deep into the Hollywood hills for a reunion dinner with a group of old friends. The reason? It’s hosted by his ex-wife in the home she and Will used to share. Tragedy tore their marriage apart, and now, as he pensively wanders through... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:50pm - 4:30pm
Ritz East A

4:40pm

Learn By Heart
Mathieu Vadepied’s first feature film, Learn By Heart, is a comic yet earnest drama of two young Afro-French boys using their street wits to rise above their circumstances.

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Learn By Heart

Mathieu Vadepied’s first feature film, Learn By Heart, is a comic yet earnest drama of two young Afro-French boys using their street wits to rise above their circumstances. Fourteen-year-old Adama lives in a small apartment in the Parisian ghetto with his single mother, who works the night shift as a cleaning lady. His father is mostly out of the picture and his brother has been sent away due to his involvement with the local gangs. Adama is... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:40pm - 6:13pm
Ritz Bourse

4:45pm

Man Up
Clever but slightly raunchy, Man Up provides a twist on the mistaken identity romantic comedy, infused with a sharp and honest look at modern relationships.

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Pop-Up Porno: m4m

A lonely traveler on a business trip to New York finds himself in a heated Grindr chat with his worst nightmare.DIRECTOR: Stephen DunnCAST: Country: Canada Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 3 min

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Man Up

Clever but slightly raunchy, Man Up provides a twist on the mistaken identity romantic comedy, infused with a sharp and honest look at modern relationships. Man Up focuses on Nancy (Lake Bell), who’s perpetually single and given up on ever finding Mr. Right at age 34. A mix-up puts Nancy inadvertently in the path of Jack (Simon Pegg), who is looking to meet up with his 24-year-old blind date. She jumps on this unexpected opportunity. The pair... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:45pm - 6:16pm
Ritz East B

5:00pm

Guilty
Based on a real-life double murder in India, this tension-filled thriller stars one of the country’s greatest actors, Irrfan Khan, as the police inspector determined to solve the case.

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Guilty

Based on a real-life double murder in India, this tension-filled thriller stars one of the country’s greatest actors, Irrfan Khan, as the police inspector determined to solve the case. When fourteen-year-old Aarushi Talwar is found murdered in her bedroom, the police immediately suspect the family’s live-in servant, until his body is discovered the following day. Spurned on by a ravenous media hungry for scandal, the officers turn their... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:00pm - 7:13pm
Ritz East A

6:00pm

Spotlight
Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo lead an all-star cast in this mesmerizing true story of the Boston Globe reporters who exposed one the biggest cover-ups of child abuse in the history of the Catholic Church.

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Spotlight

Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo lead an all-star cast in this mesmerizing true story of the Boston Globe reporters who exposed one the biggest cover-ups of child abuse in the history of the Catholic Church.



Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 8:08pm
Prince Theater

7:00pm

Lamb
After burying his father and negotiating his divorce settlement, middle-aged David Lamb befriends a young girl in a parking lot and vows to save her from a desolate upbringing.

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Lamb

After burying his father and negotiating his divorce settlement, middle-aged David Lamb befriends a young girl in a parking lot and vows to save her from a desolate upbringing. | | Writer/director Ross Partridge’s adaptation of Bonnie Nadzam’s novel Lamb weaves a complicated relationship between a grief stricken David and 11-year-old Tommie (Southpaw’s Oona Laurence). David seeks to show the impressionable Tommie the beauty of... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:00pm - 8:36pm
Ritz Bourse

7:00pm

Monty Python's The Meaning of Live
Follow the men of Monty Python for a behind-the-sences look as they mount a lavish musical revue in 2014—the group's first live show in three decades—that spans their career and reveals an unexpected glimpse of the reality that lurked behind all the absurdist fun for which they were known.

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Live

Follow the men of Monty Python for a behind-the-sences look as they mount a lavish musical revue in 2014—the group's first live show in three decades—that spans their career and reveals an unexpected glimpse of the reality that lurked behind all the absurdist fun for which they were known. This fleet and funny documentary delivers two versions of Monty Python: in the present, we watch the elder statesmen of British absurdism forced into a... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:00pm - 8:47pm
Ritz East B

7:45pm

The Great Alone
An emotional story of redemption, perseverance and will, The Great Alone captures the inspiring journey of Lance Mackey, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and one of the best sled dog racers of all time.

Director Greg Koh is scheduled to attend. 

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Great Alone, The

An emotional story of redemption, perseverance and will, The Great Alone captures the inspiring journey of Lance Mackey, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and one of the best sled dog racers of all time. Lance Mackey seemed destined from birth to be a sled dog racer. His father, Dick Mackey, co-founded Alaska’s famed Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1978. Lance’s father was also a champion of the 1,200-mile trek when Lance was... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:45pm - 9:05pm
Ritz East A

8:30pm

Youth
In his follow-up to 2013’s Academy Award winning The Great Beauty, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino explores the lifelong bond between two friends (Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) looking together towards the future.

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Youth

In his follow-up to 2013’s Academy Award winning The Great Beauty, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino explores the lifelong bond between two friends (Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) looking together towards the future. Set against the summery backdrop of the Swiss Alps, Fred (Caine) and Mick (Keitel) are in-laws, both artists, and on holiday for very different reasons. Fred is a dignified Englishman who has retired from an illustrious musical... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 8:30pm - 10:28pm
Prince Theater

9:20pm

Entertainment
A bitter, downtrodden comedian, who resembles the real life infamous Neil Hamburger, treks across the southwest performing underwhelming gigs at near-empty venues in hopes of reuniting with his estranged daughter in wholly bizarre black comedy.

Director Rick Alverson is scheduled to be in attendance.

 

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Entertainment

A bitter, downtrodden comedian, who resembles the real life infamous Neil Hamburger, treks across the southwest performing underwhelming gigs at near-empty venues in hopes of reuniting with his estranged daughter in wholly bizarre black comedy. A follow-up to the polarizing and provocative PFF selection The Comedy, Entertainment finds writer-director Rick Alverson digging even deeper into the dark corners of what we find funny. Faced with... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 9:20pm - 11:10pm
Ritz Bourse

9:35pm

Demon
A wedding in a small Polish village is turned upside down by spirits from the past — in more than one sense — in this stylish, cerebral update on Jewish dybbuk myth (where a spirit who’s suffered before death attaches itself to a living person to depart from purgatory).

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each!

$18 / PFS Members $15 

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Demon

A wedding in a small Polish village is turned upside down by spirits from the past — in more than one sense — in this stylish, cerebral update on Jewish dybbuk myth (where a spirit who’s suffered before death attaches itself to a living person to depart from purgatory). Although Zaneta and Piotr haven’t known each other for very long, they are so in love that he is willing to move to her small Polish village from London so they can be... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 9:35pm - 11:09pm
Ritz East B

9:35pm

Bridgend
Based on haunting true events, Bridgend takes place in a rural town in Wales that has an escalating crisis of teenage suicides. Sara is the new girl in town, and as she becomes enamored with the cult-like group of teens, she starts to lose her grip on reality.

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Bridgend

Based on haunting true events, Bridgend takes place in a rural town in Wales that has an escalating crisis of teenage suicides. Sara is the new girl in town, and as she becomes enamored with the cult-like group of teens, she starts to lose her grip on reality. Bridgend (director Jeppe Rønde's feature-length debut) is entirely unsettling. A group of teenagers linked to a series of cult-like suicides is quickly fascinated with the new girl in... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2015 9:35pm - 11:10pm
Ritz East A
 
Thursday, October 29
 

12:10pm

Viaje
Strangers when they first kiss, two young people find their playful flirtations quickly developing into something far more meaningful in this sexy, funny, yet bittersweet romance.

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{The And} Marcela & Rock

A candid and intimate conversation between Marcela and Rock, married for seven years, that reveals the true complexity of love.DIRECTOR: Topaz AdizesCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 12 min

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Viaje

Strangers when they first kiss, two young people find their playful flirtations quickly developing into something far more meaningful in this sexy, funny, yet bittersweet romance. Near the end of a drunken costume party, Pedro takes advantage of a narrow staircase to awkwardly steal a kiss from Luciana. After a moment’s consideration and a “what the heck” shrug of her shoulders, she decides to kiss him back. Soon, they are in the back of... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 12:10pm - 1:33pm
Ritz East A

12:15pm

Much Loved
Banned in its homeland for its frank look at prostitution in Marrakesh, Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s taboo-breaking drama follows four women as they navigate a dangerous path between sexual empowerment and exploitation.

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Much Loved

Banned in its homeland for its frank look at prostitution in Marrakesh, Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s taboo-breaking drama follows four women as they navigate a dangerous path between sexual empowerment and exploitation. In high-end nightclubs and at wild parties thrown at lavish mansions, Noha, Soukaina, and Randa drink, flirt, and carouse with rich Saudi, Emirati, and European men. Later, on their way home, they compare notes on their... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 12:15pm - 2:03pm
Ritz East B

12:25pm

In Transit
It’s all aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train, in this meditative portrait from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles.

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In Transit

It’s all aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train, in this meditative portrait from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles. In the last film before his passing, Maysles, along with four collaborators, takes the three-day journey on the iconic Amtrak train, traveling from America’s East to the Pacific Northwest, capturing the lives of the ordinary passengers aboard. Through a mix of interviews and vignettes shot in... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 12:25pm - 1:41pm
Ritz Bourse

2:15pm

The High Sun
Winner of the Jury Prize for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, The High Sun follows three separate love stories set in three consecutive decades all affected by war and the prejudice following the independence of Croatia from the disbanded Yugoslavia nation.

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Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, The

Adorned in pink sequins, little girls in war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of the Olympic figure skater whose tears once united their country.DIRECTOR: Kitty GreenCAST: Kseniia Nechyporuk, Vlada Kogan, Margaryta Sydelnykova, Sasha Bespalova, Diana Protsko, Taisiia KudriavtsevaCountry: Australia Language: Russian, UkrainianYear: 2014 Length: 7 min

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High Sun, The

Winner of the Jury Prize for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, The High Sun follows three separate love stories set in three consecutive decades all affected by war and the prejudice following the independence of Croatia from the disbanded Yugoslavia nation. It’s 1991 and Jelena and Ivan often meet by the beautiful, serene lake outside their respective villages for secret trysts. They come from opposing sides of... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 2:15pm - 4:25pm
Ritz East A

2:30pm

Sherpa
In this equally as gorgeous as it is gripping and, by turns, heartbreaking documentary, Mount Everest’s robust Sherpa community is highlighted as the brawn that has been guiding adventurers through safe passage for centuries.

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Sherpa

In this equally as gorgeous as it is gripping and, by turns, heartbreaking documentary, Mount Everest’s robust Sherpa community is highlighted as the brawn that has been guiding adventurers through safe passage for centuries. The real heroes behind any triumphant Everest story, Sherpas are the heart and soul of any dangerous climb. Providing services and guidance to thousands of climbers a year, the Sherpas are the backbone of any infamous... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 2:30pm - 4:06pm
Ritz Bourse
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2:35pm

A Rising Tide
Failing as an executive chef/owner in New York City, the disgruntled Sam returns to work at his family’s restaurant in Atlantic City where he must overcome his disgust at his hometown’s condition, post Hurricane Sandy, and maybe even find love in the process.

Director Ben Hickernell is scheduled to attend. 

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Rising Tide, A

Failing as an executive chef/owner in New York City, the disgruntled Sam returns to work at his family’s restaurant in Atlantic City where he must overcome his disgust at his hometown’s condition, post Hurricane Sandy, and maybe even find love in the process. Shot on location in post-Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City, A Rising Tide shows a town searching for hope amidst its decimated streets. Failing to fortify his family’s three-generation... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 2:35pm - 4:13pm
Ritz East B

4:30pm

Being John Malkovich
John Cusack stars as a puppeteer who stumbles upon a small door in his office that lets him control the sight and actions of John Malkovich in 15-minute increments. Confiding in his co-worker (Catherine Keener), Craig’s life and relationship with his wife (Cameron Diaz) are suddenly turned upside down in this provocative comedy.

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Being John Malkovich

John Cusack stars as a puppeteer who stumbles upon a small door in his office that lets him control the sight and actions of John Malkovich in 15-minute increments. Confiding in his co-worker (Catherine Keener), Craig’s life and relationship with his wife (Cameron Diaz) are suddenly turned upside down in this provocative comedy.  | | DIRECTOR: Spike Jonze | CAST: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 4:30pm - 6:22pm
Prince Theater

4:45pm

Krisha
In this SXSW winning family drama, sixty-something recovering addict Krisha attends a family Thanksgiving after being absent from their lives for more than a decade. But not everyone is pleased to with her homecoming

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Krisha

In this SXSW winning family drama, sixty-something recovering addict Krisha attends a family Thanksgiving after being absent from their lives for more than a decade. But not everyone is pleased to with her homecoming Blaming her tardiness on her GPS, Krisha’s late-arrival to a Thanksgiving dinner immediately stirs buried, uneasy emotions in the attendees. Many guests of the dinner are new additions to the family that are new to Krisha due to... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 4:45pm - 6:08pm
Ritz Bourse

4:50pm

Remember
Academy-Award winner Christopher Plummer plays a 90-year-old Jewish man who, despite his frailty and dementia, makes it his mission to hunt down the Nazi commander who murdered his family in Atom Egoyan’s gripping revenge thriller.

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Remember

Academy-Award winner Christopher Plummer plays a 90-year-old Jewish man who, despite his frailty and dementia, makes it his mission to hunt down the Nazi commander who murdered his family in Atom Egoyan’s gripping revenge thriller. In the nursing home where he lives, Zev (Plummer) mourns his recently deceased wife and struggles to overcome his increasing memory loss. There isn’t much he can hold on to now, but when he discovers that the... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 4:50pm - 6:25pm
Ritz East B

5:00pm

The Birth of Sake
The 2,000-year-old art of sake is the focus of this immersive documentary, which centers on the Tedorigawa Brewery and its tireless workers whose personal sacrifices keep the time-honored tradition alive.

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Birth of Saké, The

The 2,000-year-old art of sake is the focus of this immersive documentary, which centers on the Tedorigawa Brewery and its tireless workers whose personal sacrifices keep the time-honored tradition alive. For 145 years the Tedorigawa Brewery has been making saké the traditional way. Situated in Japan’s north, the brewery is one of the few remaining of its kind, with most others abandoning the time-consuming traditional methods for the ease... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:34pm
Ritz East A

6:55pm

Taxi
Operating somewhere between fact and fiction, Jafar Panahi’s Berlin Golden Bear winning film is a daring, but playful survey of contemporary Tehran, as passengers come and go in a cab driven by the filmmaker himself.

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Taxi

Operating somewhere between fact and fiction, Jafar Panahi’s Berlin Golden Bear winning film is a daring, but playful survey of contemporary Tehran, as passengers come and go in a cab driven by the filmmaker himself. Paradoxically, since the Iranian government banned him from filmmaking back in 2010, Panahi has emerged as one of the country’s most interesting and essential filmmakers. In this—his third film since the official government... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 6:55pm - 8:17pm
Ritz Bourse

7:00pm

45 Years
In the much anticipated follow-up to his indie darling Weekend, Andrew Haigh tracks the gentle undoing of man and wife as they contend with ghosts from the past, mere days before their forty-fifth wedding anniversary.

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45 Years

In the much anticipated follow-up to his indie darling Weekend, Andrew Haigh tracks the gentle undoing of man and wife as they contend with ghosts from the past, mere days before their forty-fifth wedding anniversary. Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) have the kind of marriage that everyone hopes for; dynamic but comfortable, and although childless, full of love and happy memories. The week before they are to celebrate their... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 7:00pm - 8:35pm
Ritz East B

7:00pm

Synecdoche, New York
In writer Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, a tortured theater director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) builds a life-size replica of New York City in a warehouse as part of his new play, only to find himself confronted with memories of the women of his past.

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Synecdoche, New York

In writer Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, a tortured theater director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) builds a life-size replica of New York City in a warehouse as part of his new play, only to find himself confronted with memories of the women of his past.  | | DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman | CAST: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams | LANGUAGE: English, German | COUNTRY: USA | YEAR: 2008... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 7:00pm - 9:04pm
Prince Theater

7:15pm

As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM
From his rise to becoming one of the most recognizable DJs in the world to his sudden, stunning death, As I AM chronicles the life and career of Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, a man who overcame countless obstacles to quickly reached the pinnacle of his profession but remained haunted by demons he could not shake.

Director Kevin Kerslake is scheduled to attend.

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As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM

From his rise to becoming one of the most recognizable DJs in the world to his sudden, stunning death, As I AM chronicles the life and career of Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, a man who overcame countless obstacles to quickly reached the pinnacle of his profession but remained haunted by demons he could not shake. Adam Goldstein’s life started out in turmoil, confronted with abuse and trauma early on and a history of addiction. Goldstein managed to... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 7:15pm - 8:58pm
Ritz East A

7:30pm

Life of Brian
FREE SCREENING!
UPenn Shoemaker Green, 7:30pm

As hilarious and relevant today as it was nearly 40 years ago, Life of Brian is a farcical parade of caricatures, wordplay and sight gags about all the ways humanity finds to corrupt (and be corrupted by) the power of religion.

To extend our October 14 celebration of Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s 40th Anniversary at the PFS Roxy, we’re bringing the troupe’s belovedsecond feature back to its adoring audiences at an outdoor screening in University City! Join us at the University of Pennsylvania’s Shoemaker Green to catch the Pythons in all of their senseless glory as they remind us to always look on the bright side of life.

This special Moonlight Movie is FREE and open to the public. No tickets or RSVP required. Bring your own seating and snacks.

In the heart of UPenn, Shoemaker Green is a public commons of welcoming open lawns, tree-lined walkways, and sitting areas. It is both a destination and pedestrian route from Locust and Smith Walks in the core of campus to the historic buildings surrounding the space and furthereastward to Penn Park.


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Life of Brian

As hilarious and relevant today as it was nearly 40 years ago, Life of Brian is a farcical parade of caricatures, wordplay and sight gags about all the ways humanity finds to corrupt (and be corrupted by) the power of religion. A brief case of mistaken identity at birth (involving a manger, three wise men, and a guiding star) foreshadows Brian’s life to be: the ordinary mistaken for the divine – and he’s paying for the mistakes. Played to... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
UPenn Shoemaker Green 217 S. 33rd Street, University City

9:00pm

Magallanes
The sins of the past haunt a troubled taxi driver seeking redemption in this intimate tale of revenge, revolution and repressed memories, a take on Peru’s troubled history of violence during the era of the Shining Path insurgency.

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Magallanes

The sins of the past haunt a troubled taxi driver seeking redemption in this intimate tale of revenge, revolution and repressed memories, a take on Peru’s troubled history of violence during the era of the Shining Path insurgency. The great Mexican actor Damián Alcázar stars as the titular character, a run-down cab driver who, out of a misguided sense of obligation, still attends to his former army commander, a once vicious colonel now old... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00pm - 10:49pm
Ritz Bourse

9:10pm

The Survivalist
An original take on a post-apocalyptic drama, The Survivalist provides a captivating exploration of human nature’s most fundamental and primal instinct: survival at all costs.

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Survivalist, The

An original take on a post-apocalyptic drama, The Survivalist provides a captivating exploration of human nature’s most fundamental and primal instinct: survival at all costs. The Survivalist focuses on an unnamed man, living in isolation on his makeshift farm. With food scarce, the man guards his crops carefully, fearing all invaders. But, time alone is taking a toll on his psyche. When a stern middle-aged woman (Olwen Fouéré) and her... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 9:10pm - 10:59pm
Ritz East B

9:30pm

Just Jim
A twisted, quirky dark comedy, Just Jim is an off-beat take on the coming of age story, focusing on the life of an outcast who wants nothing more than acceptance…and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it.

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Superior

A stranger passing through town sparks a teenage girl’s desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister.DIRECTOR: Erin VassilopoulosCAST: Trent Ford, Alessandra Mesa, Anamari Mesa, David WarshofskyCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 16 min

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Just Jim

A twisted, quirky dark comedy, Just Jim is an off-beat take on the coming of age story, focusing on the life of an outcast who wants nothing more than acceptance…and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. Jim (Craig Roberts, who also wrote and directed) is endlessly bullied in school, leaving him alienated from his schoolmates. After meeting his mysterious, new American neighbor Dean (Emile Hirsch), Jim receives some coaching on... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 9:30pm - 11:10pm
Prince Theater

9:40pm

The Invitation
A dinner party with estranged friends turns into something darker and more dangerous in this tense thriller from director Karyn Kusama.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT 6 | 6 | 6 BUNDLE
Pick three late-night films in The Graveyard Shift for $6 each!

$18 / PFS Members $15 

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Invitation, The

A dinner party with estranged friends turns into something darker and more dangerous in this tense thriller from director Karyn Kusama. Will is understandably apprehensive when he and his new girlfriend drive deep into the Hollywood hills for a reunion dinner with a group of old friends. The reason? It’s hosted by his ex-wife in the home she and Will used to share. Tragedy tore their marriage apart, and now, as he pensively wanders through... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 9:40pm - 11:20pm
Ritz East A
 
Friday, October 30
 

12:00pm

Magallanes
The sins of the past haunt a troubled taxi driver seeking redemption in this intimate tale of revenge, revolution and repressed memories, a take on Peru’s troubled history of violence during the era of the Shining Path insurgency.

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Magallanes

The sins of the past haunt a troubled taxi driver seeking redemption in this intimate tale of revenge, revolution and repressed memories, a take on Peru’s troubled history of violence during the era of the Shining Path insurgency. The great Mexican actor Damián Alcázar stars as the titular character, a run-down cab driver who, out of a misguided sense of obligation, still attends to his former army commander, a once vicious colonel now old... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:49pm
Ritz East A

12:20pm

The High Sun
Winner of the Jury Prize for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, The High Sun follows three separate love stories set in three consecutive decades all affected by war and the prejudice following the independence of Croatia from the disbanded Yugoslavia nation.

Shorts
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Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, The

Adorned in pink sequins, little girls in war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of the Olympic figure skater whose tears once united their country.DIRECTOR: Kitty GreenCAST: Kseniia Nechyporuk, Vlada Kogan, Margaryta Sydelnykova, Sasha Bespalova, Diana Protsko, Taisiia KudriavtsevaCountry: Australia Language: Russian, UkrainianYear: 2014 Length: 7 min

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High Sun, The

Winner of the Jury Prize for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, The High Sun follows three separate love stories set in three consecutive decades all affected by war and the prejudice following the independence of Croatia from the disbanded Yugoslavia nation. It’s 1991 and Jelena and Ivan often meet by the beautiful, serene lake outside their respective villages for secret trysts. They come from opposing sides of... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 12:20pm - 2:30pm
PFS Roxy Theater

12:30pm

The Great Alone
An emotional story of redemption, perseverance and will, The Great Alone captures the inspiring journey of Lance Mackey, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and one of the best sled dog racers of all time.

Director Greg Koh is scheduled to attend. 

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Great Alone, The

An emotional story of redemption, perseverance and will, The Great Alone captures the inspiring journey of Lance Mackey, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and one of the best sled dog racers of all time. Lance Mackey seemed destined from birth to be a sled dog racer. His father, Dick Mackey, co-founded Alaska’s famed Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1978. Lance’s father was also a champion of the 1,200-mile trek when Lance was... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Ritz Bourse

12:45pm

Mia Madre
From veteran director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room, Caro Diario) comes a touching new film with sprinklings of comedy that focuses on a filmmaker in crisis, desperately working to balance the production of her new film with visits to her dying mother.

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Mia Madre

From veteran director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room, Caro Diario) comes a touching new film with sprinklings of comedy that focuses on a filmmaker in crisis, desperately working to balance the production of her new film with visits to her dying mother. Margherita is a self-absorbed, temperamental, angst-ridden director, focused on creating an apolitical film about factory workers at odds with management employing the talents of a famous... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 12:45pm - 2:31pm
Ritz East B

2:30pm

Mountains May Depart
Both an intimate drama and an epic tale of nationalism, Mountains May Depart spans three different eras in this powerful examination of how China's economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition and love.

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Mountains May Depart

Both an intimate drama and an epic tale of nationalism, Mountains May Depart spans three different eras in this powerful examination of how China's economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition and love. Opening in 1999 on the edge of the capitalist explosion in China, Mountains May Depart begins with small-town dance instructor Shen Tao spurning the shy, laborer Liangzi to marry the entrepreneur Zhang, with whom Shen Tao soon has a... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 2:30pm - 4:41pm
Ritz East A

2:35pm

Camino
Deep in the remote jungles of Colombia, an award-winning photojournalist must fight for her life as she's pursued by rogue missionaries with malicious intent in this gritty survival film from PFF-Alum Josh Waller (McCanick).

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Camino

Deep in the remote jungles of Colombia, an award-winning photojournalist must fight for her life as she's pursued by rogue missionaries with malicious intent in this gritty survival film from PFF-Alum Josh Waller (McCanick). Set in the mid-80s, during the Medellín cartel’s power stranglehold on the country, acclaimed photojournalist Avery Taggert (Zoe Bell) takes a job in the jungles of Colombia. She documents a group of missionaries... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 2:35pm - 4:19pm
Ritz Bourse

2:50pm

I Am a Soldier
After struggling to find a job and losing her apartment, Sandrine reluctantly returns to her mother’s home in Roubaix, France, where under the guidance of her uncle, she enters into the world of illegal dog trafficking.

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I Am a Soldier

After struggling to find a job and losing her apartment, Sandrine reluctantly returns to her mother’s home in Roubaix, France, where under the guidance of her uncle, she enters into the world of illegal dog trafficking. When Sandrine (Mojave’s Louise Bourgoin) arrives at her mother’s home after being evicted from her apartment, she hides her belongings in the backyard shed, embarrassed by her misfortunes. She enters a financially struggling... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 2:50pm - 4:27pm
PFS Roxy Theater

3:15pm

Homesick
When bubbly Charlotte meets her estranged half-brother Henrik for the first time, familial affections begin to trespass conventional boundaries into the realm of taboo.

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Homesick

When bubbly Charlotte meets her estranged half-brother Henrik for the first time, familial affections begin to trespass conventional boundaries into the realm of taboo. Even though twenty-something Charlotte (Ine Marie Wilmann) has never met her real father or half-brother (Simon J. Berger), and her mother is an acquaintance at best, she continues to radiate child-like joy with her infectious smile. She has a rock star boyfriend and is an... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 3:15pm - 4:57pm
Ritz East B

5:00pm

Palio
Documenting the oldest horse race in the world, Palio is a fascinating look at this tradition in Siena, Italy where corruption is as integral to the outcome of the brutal race as the equine talent, the tactics and the skill of the riders are.

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Palio

Documenting the oldest horse race in the world, Palio is a fascinating look at this tradition in Siena, Italy where corruption is as integral to the outcome of the brutal race as the equine talent, the tactics and the skill of the riders are. Taking place twice a summer in the city of Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany, the Palio is a competitive horse race in which jockeys representing ten of the city’s historic districts maneuver... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:31pm
PFS Roxy Theater

5:05pm

Hot Sugar's Cold World
Enter the world of eccentric electronic artist Nick Koenig, aka Hot Sugar – a Grammy-nominated, musical maestro – as we follow him from New York City to Paris, hunting for entirely original beats using the universe's everyday sounds as his orchestra.

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Hot Sugar's Cold World

Enter the world of eccentric electronic artist Nick Koenig, aka Hot Sugar – a Grammy-nominated, musical maestro – as we follow him from New York City to Paris, hunting for entirely original beats using the universe's everyday sounds as his orchestra. Deemed a modern-day Mozart, Hot Sugar records, chops and manipulates sounds from the everyday world. Frustrated by the clichéd and recycled beats of the modern musical landscape, he invents... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 5:05pm - 6:32pm
Ritz Bourse

5:20pm

Hedi Schneider is Stuck
The Schneider family’s carefree dynamic is unexpectedly jeopardized when Hedi, the endearingly quirky matriarch, starts having panic attacks, leaving the family to navigate the unfamiliar depths of depression in this offbeat dramedy.

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Bacon & God's Wrath

Ninety-year-old Razie's discovery of "the Google" leads her to a reckoning with her Jewish faith as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. | | DIRECTOR: Sol Friedman | CAST: Razie Brownstone | Country: Canada Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 9 min

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Hedi Schneider Is Stuck

The Schneider family’s carefree dynamic is unexpectedly jeopardized when Hedi, the endearingly quirky matriarch, starts having panic attacks, leaving the family to navigate the unfamiliar depths of depression in this offbeat dramedy. Hedi Schneider is a happy-go-lucky thirty-something with an untarnished outlook on life. With her equally eccentric husband Uli and young son Finn in tow, the trio take on the world together. But suddenly Hedi gets... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 5:20pm - 7:01pm
Ritz East A

5:45pm

Learn By Heart
Mathieu Vadepied’s first feature film, Learn By Heart, is a comic yet earnest drama of two young Afro-French boys using their street wits to rise above their circumstances.

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Learn By Heart

Mathieu Vadepied’s first feature film, Learn By Heart, is a comic yet earnest drama of two young Afro-French boys using their street wits to rise above their circumstances. Fourteen-year-old Adama lives in a small apartment in the Parisian ghetto with his single mother, who works the night shift as a cleaning lady. His father is mostly out of the picture and his brother has been sent away due to his involvement with the local gangs. Adama is... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 5:45pm - 7:18pm
Ritz East B

7:15pm

Krisha
In this SXSW winning family drama, sixty-something recovering addict Krisha attends a family Thanksgiving after being absent from their lives for more than a decade. But not everyone is pleased to with her homecoming

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Krisha

In this SXSW winning family drama, sixty-something recovering addict Krisha attends a family Thanksgiving after being absent from their lives for more than a decade. But not everyone is pleased to with her homecoming Blaming her tardiness on her GPS, Krisha’s late-arrival to a Thanksgiving dinner immediately stirs buried, uneasy emotions in the attendees. Many guests of the dinner are new additions to the family that are new to Krisha due to... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 7:15pm - 8:48pm
Ritz Bourse

7:40pm

A Rising Tide
Failing as an executive chef/owner in New York City, the disgruntled Sam returns to work at his family’s restaurant in Atlantic City where he must overcome his disgust at his hometown’s condition, post Hurricane Sandy, and maybe even find love in the process.

Director Ben Hickernell is scheduled to attend. 

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Rising Tide, A

Failing as an executive chef/owner in New York City, the disgruntled Sam returns to work at his family’s restaurant in Atlantic City where he must overcome his disgust at his hometown’s condition, post Hurricane Sandy, and maybe even find love in the process. Shot on location in post-Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City, A Rising Tide shows a town searching for hope amidst its decimated streets. Failing to fortify his family’s three-generation... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 7:40pm - 9:18pm
Ritz East A

8:00pm

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: Where To Invade Next
CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING OF WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
RITZ EAST, 125 S. 2ND STREET, OLD CITY*

A screening of the PFF24 closing night film, Where to Invade Next, the latest hilarious and impassioned documentary from Academy Award winner Michael Moore.

Followed by the Closing NIght Masquerade Party at the Prince Theater!



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Where To Invade Next

After a six year hiatus from being behind the camera, political documentarian provocateur returns with his most intelligent and subversive movie yet in which he endeavors to find solutions to problems on the homefront by “invading” various countries and bringing back their best ideas home for himself. In the early frames of his newest film, Moore makes his simple mission quite clear. He triumphantly tells the Pentagon to “stand down... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Ritz East B

8:00pm

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: Where To Invade Next
AWARD CEREMONY, CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING OF WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
PRINCE THEATER, 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY*

Join us as we announce the 2015 Grand Jury and Audience award winnersof the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival, followed by a screening of the PFF24 closing night film, Where to Invade Next, the latest hilarious and impassioned documentary from Academy Award winner Michael Moore.

Followed by the Closing Night Masquerade Party at the Prince Theater!

Director Michael Moore is scheduled to attend.



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Where To Invade Next

After a six year hiatus from being behind the camera, political documentarian provocateur returns with his most intelligent and subversive movie yet in which he endeavors to find solutions to problems on the homefront by “invading” various countries and bringing back their best ideas home for himself. In the early frames of his newest film, Moore makes his simple mission quite clear. He triumphantly tells the Pentagon to “stand down... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Prince Theater

9:35pm

Free Entry
Betty and V, two teen girls on the verge of adulthood, sneak into Hungary’s biggest music festival resulting in a wild night that tests the bonds of friendship.

Shorts
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Myrna the Monster

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other twentysomething.DIRECTOR: Ian SamuelsCAST: Kathleen Hanna, Victor Yerrid, Heidi NiedermeyerCountry: USA Language: Year: 2014 Length: 14 min

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Free Entry

Betty and V, two teen girls on the verge of adulthood, sneak into Hungary’s biggest music festival resulting in a wild night that tests the bonds of friendship. After crafting an elaborate lie for their parents, best friends Betty and V hop a train to Budapest in hopes of sneaking into Sziget, an open air music festival pulsing with youthful energy. Fueled by their newly found independence, the girls meet up with a handsome drug dealer and... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 9:35pm - 10:59pm
Ritz Bourse

9:45pm

Chasuke's Journey
An otherworldly emissary struggles to save a young woman — and possibly the entire world — from the whims of Heaven in this Japanese comedy of fate and consequences.

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Chasuke's Journey

An otherworldly emissary struggles to save a young woman — and possibly the entire world — from the whims of Heaven in this Japanese comedy of fate and consequences. A mainstay of Japan’s independent film scene and multi-time PFF alum, Sabu has been directing wildly imaginative films since the mid-1990s. Known for their humor, breathless pacing, and elaborate, intricate plotting, his films often revolve around a protagonist, slightly out of... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 9:45pm - 11:31pm
PFS Roxy Theater

10:00pm

Mediterrenea
A devastating look at problems African migrants face while crossing into Europe, this timely drama follows two friends as they attempt the perilous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy in search of a better life.

Shorts
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Body Team 12

Collecting the dead from the streets of the Ebola zone, the 12th body team have one of the most dangerous and gruesome, but ultimately heroic, jobs in the world.DIRECTOR: David DargCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 13 min

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Mediterranea

A devastating look at problems African migrants face while crossing into Europe, this timely drama follows two friends as they attempt the perilous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy in search of a better life. Combining elements of the real-life experiences of lead actor Koudous Seihon with the 2010 immigrant riots that wracked the Calabrian town of Rosarno, Mediterranea is the story of Ayiva and Abas, two friends who, when we first meet them... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00am
Ritz East A

10:20pm

Disorder
A tense, suspenseful thriller from director Alice Winocour (who co-wrote Mustang, also in the Festival), Disorder takes you into the world of a young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD who protects a beautiful woman and her child from a brutal home invasion.

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Disorder

A tense, suspenseful thriller from director Alice Winocour (who co-wrote Mustang, also in the Festival), Disorder takes you into the world of a young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD who protects a beautiful woman and her child from a brutal home invasion. | | Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), an ex-French special forces soldier, has recently returned from combat. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Vincent has panic attacks, hears... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2015 10:20pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 12:01am
Ritz East B

10:30pm

CLOSING NIGHT Masquerade Party
CLOSING NIGHT MASQUERADE PARTY
PRINCE THEATER, 1412 CHESTNUT STREET, CENTER CITY

After the film, raise a glass to toast another successful Festival with a masquerade party on Mischief Night — and don’t forget your mask! Showcasing the iconic Prince Theater, this year’s Closing Night Party spans the entire first floor as well as the second floor Black Box. Enjoy light fare and drinks fromfestival sponsors Stella Artois, Dock Street Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Core Water, and Dark Horse, official wine of the PFF24.

CLOSING NIGHT ADMISSION 
FILM ONLY and FILM & PARTY tickets are available.
21+ only; ID required.


Friday October 30, 2015 10:30pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 1:30am
Prince Theater
 
Saturday, October 31
 

11:00am

A Very Scary Sleepover: Wes Craven's Halloween Nightmare
Join the Philadelphia FIlm Society and co-presenter The Awesome Fest as we pay homage to the late writer and director Wes Craven during A VERY SCARY SLEEPOVER: WES CRAVEN’S HALLOWEENNIGHTMARE.

Reminding audiences why they should be scared of the dark, Wes Craven’s career began in the early 1970s with THE LAST HOUSEON THE LEFT and THE HILLS HAVE EYES. An anchor and icon ofthe contemporary horror genre, Craven is responsible for bringing serial killer Freddy Krueger to life in 1984’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET, which has since provoked eight sequels including a remakein 2010. During the 1990s and 2000s, Craven is most remembered for unhinging audiences with SCREAM and its three sequels.

This fright-fest marathon runs from the morning of Saturday,October 31 through the wee hours of Sunday, November 1, and features seven titles from the NIGHTMARE franchise plus four otherunforgettable, unnerving classics. Scared you won’t stay awake? Ox Coffee will be in the lobby offering complimentary coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters to get you through the night!

TIME CHANGE - Due to the end of Daylight Savings Time, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare will screen at 1:20AM (formerly 2:20 AM) and New Nightmare will screen at 2:55AM (formerly 3:55 AM) on November 1.

ADMISSION
This special event is Free with your Festival Badge.
$25 General Admission, $20 PFS & FringeArts Members

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

DIRECTOR: Rachel TalalayCAST: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Ricky Dean Logan, Breckin Meyer, Johnny Depp, Tom Arnold, Roseanne BarrLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1991LENGTH: 89 min
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Hills Have Eyes, The

The follow-up to the genre-defining Last House on the Left features a road trip gone wrong when the Carter family becomes the targets of murdering savages while stranded in the Nevada desert. | | DIRECTOR: Wes Craven | CAST: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman | LANGUAGE: English | COUNTRY: USA | YEAR: 1977 | LENGTH: 89 min
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Last House on the Left, The

Inspired by Ingmar Begman’s The Virgin Spring, Wes Craven’s debut film finds 17-year-olds Mari and her friend Phyllis falling into the clutches of escaped convicts while trying to score drugs before a concert. After murdering the two, the killers descend upon Mari’s home with hopes of continuing the menace, but her parents have other plans. Remember the tagline, “It’s only a movie.”DIRECTOR: Wes CravenCAST: Sandra Peabody, Lucy... Read More →
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New Nightmare

DIRECTOR: Wes CravenCAST: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff DavisLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1994LENGTH: 112 min
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Nightmare on Elm Street 2, A: Freddy's Revenge

DIRECTOR: Jack SholderCAST: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim MyersLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1985LENGTH: 87 min
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Nightmare on elm Street 3, A: Dream Warriors

DIRECTOR: Chuck RussellCAST: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig WassonLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1987LENGTH: 96 min
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Nightmare on Elm Street 4, A: The Dream Master

DIRECTOR: Renny HarlinCAST: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John BeckmanLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1988LENGTH: 93 min
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Nightmare on Elm Street 5, A: The Dream Child

DIRECTOR: Stephen HopkinsCAST: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo MinterLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1989LENGTH: 89 min
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Nightmare on Elm Street, A

DIRECTOR: Wes CravenCAST: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert EnglundLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY: USAYEAR: 1984LENGTH: 91 min
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People Under the Stairs, The

In this oddball, wild horror of a film, a young resident of a rundown apartment attempts to avoid eviction by recruiting a burglar to assist him in stealing from the evil, wealthy landlords. What they find in the landlords’ home under the stairs is a shocking twist that unravels their entire heist and begins a night from hell. | | DIRECTOR: Wes Craven | CAST: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie | LANGUAGE: English | COUNTRY... Read More →
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Scream

The revolutionary meta-horror film that introduced the world to the iconic Ghostface remains a crowning-achievement in Craven’s filmography. Young, prude Sidney Prescott must navigate the harsh world of high school while avoiding a serial killer on the loose that may have ties to her late mother’s murder.DIRECTOR: Wes CravenCAST: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew LillardLANGUAGE: EnglishCOUNTRY... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - Sunday November 1, 2015 6:00am
Prince Theater

12:00pm

My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument
In this breakout film from contemporary French auteur Arnaud Desplechin (Kings & Queen, A Christmas Tale), Mathieu Amalric plays a man overwhelmed by the mess he has gotten himself into; a burgeoning academic career and three different girlfriends.

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My Sex Life... or How I Got Into An Argument

In this breakout film from contemporary French auteur Arnaud Desplechin (Kings & Queen, A Christmas Tale), Mathieu Amalric plays a man overwhelmed by the mess he has gotten himself into; a burgeoning academic career and three different girlfriends. Paul Dedalus (Amalric) is not a womanizer…he just loves women. In My Sex Life…Or How I Got Into an Argument director Arnaud Desplechin takes this questionable cliché and finds the complex... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 2:58pm
Ritz East A

12:05pm

Tale of Tales
Inspired by the rich stories of Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah, Reality) first English-language feature is a gory, interweaving triptych of the darkest and most bizarre of fairy tales.

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Tale of Tales

Inspired by the rich stories of Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah, Reality) first English-language feature is a gory, interweaving triptych of the darkest and most bizarre of fairy tales. Once upon a time, three neighboring kingdoms were ruled by selfishness and desire. In the first realm, a king (John C. Reilly) and queen (Salma Hayek) will stop at nothing to conceive, following the advice of an eerie seer. The... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 12:05pm - 2:10pm
Ritz East B

12:10pm

The Treasure
Two men team up to go in search of buried treasure on a country farm in this wry comedy from internationally acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu.

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Treasure, The

Two men team up to go in search of buried treasure on a country farm in this wry comedy from internationally acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu. When Costi’s neighbor asks to borrow $800, Costi turns him down, saying he can’t afford it. When the neighbor reveals the money is needed in order to discover the hidden riches his dying grandfather insinuated was buried at the family’s country home, Costi, swept up in dreams of an unexpected... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 12:10pm - 1:39pm
Ritz Bourse

12:25pm

Viaje
Strangers when they first kiss, two young people find their playful flirtations quickly developing into something far more meaningful in this sexy, funny, yet bittersweet romance.

Shorts
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{The And} Marcela & Rock

A candid and intimate conversation between Marcela and Rock, married for seven years, that reveals the true complexity of love.DIRECTOR: Topaz AdizesCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 12 min

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Viaje

Strangers when they first kiss, two young people find their playful flirtations quickly developing into something far more meaningful in this sexy, funny, yet bittersweet romance. Near the end of a drunken costume party, Pedro takes advantage of a narrow staircase to awkwardly steal a kiss from Luciana. After a moment’s consideration and a “what the heck” shrug of her shoulders, she decides to kiss him back. Soon, they are in the back of... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 12:25pm - 1:48pm
PFS Roxy Theater

2:20pm

Embrace of the Serpent
A home for errant priests with troubling pasts comes under fire from within in this eeiry, thought-provoking film from acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín.

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Embrace of the Serpent

In his follow-up to the classic The Wind Journeys, Colombian auteur Ciro Guerra presents a stunning black-and-white art-house adventure along the mystifying jungles of the Amazon River. Based on the journals of real life explorers, Embrace of the Serpent introduces two parallel stories of explorers in search of the legendary plant, yakruna. Set in 1909, German Theodor Koch-Grunberg (Borgman’s Jan Bijvoet) is stricken with an incurable disease... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 2:20pm - 4:25pm
PFS Roxy Theater

2:25pm

Ixcanul Volcano
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Guatemala’s first ever submission into the Oscar’s foreign language category, this award-winning film is a poetic, yet unadorned look at a young Mayan girl’s life and loves.

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Ixcanul Volcano

Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Guatemala’s first ever submission into the Oscar’s foreign language category, this award-winning film is a poetic, yet unadorned look at a young Mayan girl’s life and loves. Although Jayro Bustamante’s directorial debut speaks directly to contemporary issues facing Guatemala’s indigenous population, it also has the feel of a timeless tale extolling the perils of young love... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 2:25pm - 3:58pm
Ritz Bourse

2:35pm

The Benefactor
The feature debut from Philadelphia-born screenwriter and director Andrew Renzi, The Benefactor is an engaging yet heartbreaking character study of a Philadelphia philanthropist (Richard Gere) whose eccentricities and desire to help a young couple both mask and manifest his dark side.

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Benefactor, The

The feature debut from Philadelphia-born screenwriter and director Andrew Renzi, The Benefactor is an engaging yet heartbreaking character study of a Philadelphia philanthropist (Richard Gere) whose eccentricities and desire to help a young couple both mask and manifest his dark side. After losing his two best friends in a tragic car accident that he may have caused, well-known philanthropist Francis “Franny” L. Watts retreats into his own... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 2:35pm - 4:07pm
Ritz East B

3:25pm

My Golden Days
The masterful Mathieu Amalric reprises his role from My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument in Arnaud Desplechin’s lovely, longing look at childhood and first love.

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My Golden Days

The masterful Mathieu Amalric reprises his role from My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument in Arnaud Desplechin’s lovely, longing look at childhood and first love. As Paul (Amalric) readies himself to leave a life of exotic travel behind in order to return to his native France, he begins to reminisce about his younger days. First he thinks of the mentally unstable mother who prompted him to move into his unconventional great aunt’s... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 3:25pm - 5:28pm
Ritz East A

4:40pm

Dheepan
Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes, Dheepan examines the plight of Sri Lankan refugees who flee their war-ravaged homeland following civil war, only to end up in a new kind of conflict zone in the housing projects of Paris.

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Dheepan

Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes, Dheepan examines the plight of Sri Lankan refugees who flee their war-ravaged homeland following civil war, only to end up in a new kind of conflict zone in the housing projects of Paris. Marking yet another powerful, captivating film from acclaimed French auteur Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone), Dheepan takes a sharp, insightful and incredibly timely look at the question of what happens... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 4:40pm - 6:29pm
Ritz East B

4:45pm

The Birth of Sake
The 2,000-year-old art of sake is the focus of this immersive documentary, which centers on the Tedorigawa Brewery and its tireless workers whose personal sacrifices keep the time-honored tradition alive.

Director Erik Shirai is scheduled to appear. 

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Birth of Saké, The

The 2,000-year-old art of sake is the focus of this immersive documentary, which centers on the Tedorigawa Brewery and its tireless workers whose personal sacrifices keep the time-honored tradition alive. For 145 years the Tedorigawa Brewery has been making saké the traditional way. Situated in Japan’s north, the brewery is one of the few remaining of its kind, with most others abandoning the time-consuming traditional methods for the ease... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 4:45pm - 6:19pm
Ritz Bourse

4:55pm

Evolution
In this beautifully tantalizing film, a young boy attempts to uncover the truth behind the mysterious happenings of his remote seaside town.

Shorts
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Object

A creative image of an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds—ice desert and under water.DIRECTOR: Paulina SkibińskaCAST: Country: Poland Language: Year: 2015 Length: 15 min

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Evolution

In this beautifully tantalizing film, a young boy attempts to uncover the truth behind the mysterious happenings of his remote seaside town. The latest addition to a particular branch of enigmatic cinema that includes Under the Skin and Picnic at Hanging Rock—films that offer unique visions of unknowable worlds—Lucile Hadžihalilovic’s Evolution is part surreal fantasy, part paranoid thriller, and completely mesmerizing. Nicolas is a... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 4:55pm - 6:31pm
PFS Roxy Theater

5:55pm

The Club
A home for errant priests with troubling pasts comes under fire from within in this eeiry, thought-provoking film from acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín.

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Club, The

A home for errant priests with troubling pasts comes under fire from within in this eeiry, thought-provoking film from acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín. In his earlier films Tony Manero, Post Mortem, and the Oscar-nominated film No, Larraín explored the legacy of the Pinochet regime to great effect. Now, he shifts his gaze to the Catholic Church with this morally complex study of personal redemption and institutional responsibility... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 5:55pm - 7:33pm
Ritz East A

7:00pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
High-school student Beth has been the caretaker for her bipolar mother since her parents’ separation, but when she is accepted to college across the country she must decide if she should stay behind with her needy mother or choose a separate path.

Producer Jeffrey Loeb is scheduled to attend. 

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Light Beneath Their Feet, A

High-school student Beth has been the caretaker for her bipolar mother since her parents’ separation, but when she is accepted to college across the country she must decide if she should stay behind with her needy mother or choose a separate path. It’s tough for high-school senior Beth (Noah’s Madison Davenport) dealing with social cliques, applying for colleges, working part-time and finding a date for the senior prom. When her bipolar... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ritz Bourse

7:00pm

Legend
From Academy Award® winner Brian Heleland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and Working Title Films comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception) in a powerhouse double performance.

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Legend

From Academy Award® winner Brian Heleland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and Working Title Films comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception) in a powerhouse double performance. Written and directed by Helgeland, Legend tells the story of Reggie and Ronnie Kray as they have the time of their lives, ruling over London in the... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 9:11pm
Ritz East B

8:05pm

Umrika
An Indian village is brought to life when one of its inhabitants leaves for America and begins sending letters home, invigorating the community with tales of the unknown, and rousing suspicion in one young resident.

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Umrika

An Indian village is brought to life when one of its inhabitants leaves for America and begins sending letters home, invigorating the community with tales of the unknown, and rousing suspicion in one young resident. When his older brother Udai gets a job offer in America (“Umrika”), young Rama (Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi) is left to take care of the family. His mother, distraught over the departure of her favorite son, becomes increasingly... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 8:05pm - 9:43pm
Ritz East A

9:15pm

Hot Sugar's Cold World
Enter the world of eccentric electronic artist Nick Koenig, aka Hot Sugar – a Grammy-nominated, musical maestro – as we follow him from New York City to Paris, hunting for entirely original beats using the universe's everyday sounds as his orchestra.

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Hot Sugar's Cold World

Enter the world of eccentric electronic artist Nick Koenig, aka Hot Sugar – a Grammy-nominated, musical maestro – as we follow him from New York City to Paris, hunting for entirely original beats using the universe's everyday sounds as his orchestra. Deemed a modern-day Mozart, Hot Sugar records, chops and manipulates sounds from the everyday world. Frustrated by the clichéd and recycled beats of the modern musical landscape, he invents... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 9:15pm - 10:42pm
Ritz Bourse

9:35pm

Take Me to the River
Seventeen-year-old Ryder becomes the unsuspecting target of class and social tensions within his large, southern family in disquietingly assured first feature from American director Matt Sobel.

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Take Me to the River

Seventeen-year-old Ryder becomes the unsuspecting target of class and social tensions within his large, southern family in disquietingly assured first feature from American director Matt Sobel. With his mother Cindy (Deadwood’s Robin Weigart) and Don (The West Wing’s Richard Schiff) in tow, the confident, young Ryder (the excellent Logan Miller) returns from his liberal Californian lifestyle to his famiy’s roots in a world of pick-up... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 9:35pm - 10:59pm
PFS Roxy Theater

9:40pm

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Realizing that they have developed a distaste for each other’s habits, a young couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) goes to a special clinic where they can erase their memories of their relationship. But as the procedure sets in, they discover they have plenty of reasons to get cold feet in this critically acclaimed, unique romantic dramedy.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Realizing that they have developed a distaste for each other’s habits, a young couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) goes to a special clinic where they can erase their memories of their relationship. But as the procedure sets in, they discover they have plenty of reasons to get cold feet in this critically acclaimed, unique romantic dramedy.  | | DIRECTOR: Michel Gondry | CAST: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 9:40pm - 11:40pm
Ritz East B

10:10pm

Much Loved
Banned in its homeland for its frank look at prostitution in Marrakesh, Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s taboo-breaking drama follows four women as they navigate a dangerous path between sexual empowerment and exploitation.

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Much Loved

Banned in its homeland for its frank look at prostitution in Marrakesh, Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s taboo-breaking drama follows four women as they navigate a dangerous path between sexual empowerment and exploitation. In high-end nightclubs and at wild parties thrown at lavish mansions, Noha, Soukaina, and Randa drink, flirt, and carouse with rich Saudi, Emirati, and European men. Later, on their way home, they compare notes on their... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 10:10pm - 11:58pm
Ritz East A
 
Sunday, November 1
 

12:00pm

Live Action Shorts Program
Live action shorts will be shown before features and in a program on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 12:25 PM in Ritz Bourse.

Shorts
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Copycat

In 1990, a teenage filmmaker raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film; 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was.DIRECTOR: Charlie LyneCAST: Country: UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 8 min
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Superior

A stranger passing through town sparks a teenage girl’s desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister.DIRECTOR: Erin VassilopoulosCAST: Trent Ford, Alessandra Mesa, Anamari Mesa, David WarshofskyCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 16 min
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Body Team 12

Collecting the dead from the streets of the Ebola zone, the 12th body team have one of the most dangerous and gruesome, but ultimately heroic, jobs in the world.DIRECTOR: David DargCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 13 min
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Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, The

Adorned in pink sequins, little girls in war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of the Olympic figure skater whose tears once united their country.DIRECTOR: Kitty GreenCAST: Kseniia Nechyporuk, Vlada Kogan, Margaryta Sydelnykova, Sasha Bespalova, Diana Protsko, Taisiia KudriavtsevaCountry: Australia Language: Russian, UkrainianYear: 2014 Length: 7 min
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Little Deputy, The

Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.DIRECTOR: Trevor AndersonCAST: Country: Canada Language: Year: 2015 Length: 9 min
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Pink Grapefruit

A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend; it does not go as planned.DIRECTOR: Michael MohanCAST: Wendy McColm, Nora Kirkpatrick, Matt PetersCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 9 min
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Pop-Up Porno: m4m

A lonely traveler on a business trip to New York finds himself in a heated Grindr chat with his worst nightmare.DIRECTOR: Stephen DunnCAST: Country: Canada Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 3 min
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Myrna the Monster

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other twentysomething.DIRECTOR: Ian SamuelsCAST: Kathleen Hanna, Victor Yerrid, Heidi NiedermeyerCountry: USA Language: Year: 2014 Length: 14 min
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Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, The

Gripped by an overwhelming fear of his demise, Phil Toledano’s transformed his morbid obsessions into a photography project.DIRECTOR: Joshua SeftelCAST: Country: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 27 min
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Bacon & God's Wrath

Ninety-year-old Razie's discovery of "the Google" leads her to a reckoning with her Jewish faith as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. | | DIRECTOR: Sol Friedman | CAST: Razie Brownstone | Country: Canada Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 9 min


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:55pm
Ritz Bourse

12:00pm

The Memory of Justice
A devastating look at problems African migrants face while crossing into Europe, this timely drama follows two friends as they attempt the perilous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy in search of a better life.

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Memory of Justice, The

Little seen since its original release nearly forty years ago, this epic undertaking by master documentarian Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) about wartime atrocities delves into issues of guilt and justice that transcend both time and national borders. Ophüls directed The Memory of Justice between his acclaimed examination of Vichy France, The Sorrow and the Pity, and the Academy Award-winning Hotel Terminus, a searing look at the... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 4:38pm
PFS Roxy Theater

12:10pm

Kilo Two Bravo
This harrowing look at the legacy of modern combat tells the true story of a squad of British paratroopers in Afghanistan who find themselves trapped in the midst of a long-forgotten minefield.

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Kilo Two Bravo

This harrowing look at the legacy of modern combat tells the true story of a squad of British paratroopers in Afghanistan who find themselves trapped in the midst of a long-forgotten minefield. Hailed by the British press as one of the greatest war films in recent history, Kilo Two Bravo marks an extraordinary feature-length directorial debut for filmmaker Paul Katis. The fact that not one shot is fired in this excruciatingly tense film set on... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 12:10pm - 1:58pm
Ritz East B

12:15pm

The Boy and the Beast
In this fantastic animated adventure from writer/director Mamoru Hosoda, a young boy discovers a secret world of beastly warriors in the back alleys of contemporary Tokyo.

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Boy and the Beast, The

In this fantastic animated adventure from writer/director Mamoru Hosoda, a young boy discovers a secret world of beastly warriors in the back alleys of contemporary Tokyo. With Hayao Miyazaki settling into retirement, many consider Hosoda as the heir apparent to the anime throne. Indeed, his recent films — The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children — can easily be placed alongside the best of Studio Ghibli or Pixar... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 12:15pm - 2:14pm
Ritz East A

1:30pm

Funny Bunny
Three quirky idealists bond together in this engaging and ambitious character study that boldly tackles social issues while showing us that relationships and friendships come in all forms.

Director Alison Bagnall and Producer Tara Culp are scheduled to appear. 

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Funny Bunny

Three quirky idealists bond together in this engaging and ambitious character study that boldly tackles social issues while showing us that relationships and friendships come in all forms. Writer/director Alison Bagnall begins her film with Gene, whose marriage has failed but continues to live with his ex, going door-to-door in an upper-class neighborhood trying to rally support for his work to conquer childhood obesity. Facing little success, in... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Prince Theater

2:35pm

The White Knights
A provocative new drama from director Joachim Lafosse (Our Children, Private Lessons), The White Knights is an incisive look at the shocking true story ripped from the headlines involving French NGO’s with questionable intent visiting Chad under false pretenses.

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White Knights, The

A provocative new drama from director Joachim Lafosse (Our Children, Private Lessons), The White Knights is an incisive look at the shocking true story ripped from the headlines involving French NGO’s with questionable intent visiting Chad under false pretenses. Inspired by the controversial true story of Zoe’s Ark, The White Nights takes on the moral ambiguities of charity to those whom are in no position to refuse or question... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 2:35pm - 4:27pm
Ritz East B

2:40pm

In Transit
It’s all aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train, in this meditative portrait from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles.

Director Lynn True is scheduled to appear. 

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In Transit

It’s all aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train, in this meditative portrait from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles. In the last film before his passing, Maysles, along with four collaborators, takes the three-day journey on the iconic Amtrak train, traveling from America’s East to the Pacific Northwest, capturing the lives of the ordinary passengers aboard. Through a mix of interviews and vignettes shot in... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 2:40pm - 3:56pm
Ritz Bourse

3:00pm

The Pearl Button
A stunning new documentary from the great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, The Pearl Button chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia.

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Pearl Button, The

A stunning new documentary from the great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, The Pearl Button chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia. In The Pearl Button, Guzmán turns his attention to a people decimated by colonial conquest. The film opens with breathtaking shots of Chile's famous Patagonian glaciers, ice floes that have been around for tens of thousands of years in a constant cycle of destruction and... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:22pm
Ritz East A

3:25pm

Beer Runners
Still reeling from a devastating divorce, Philadelphian David April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Seven years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement he and his friend Eric Fiedler began continues to flourish.

Director Justin Wirtalla and subject David April are scheduled to appear. 

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Beer Runners

Still reeling from a devastating divorce, Philadelphian David April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Seven years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement he and his friend Eric Fiedler began continues to flourish. Justin Wirtalla’s inspiring documentary is a celebration of the small actions that can affect the lives of so many others. “To the Professor!” is the toast declared... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 3:25pm - 4:35pm
Prince Theater

4:40pm

Sherpa
In this equally as gorgeous as it is gripping and, by turns, heartbreaking documentary, Mount Everest’s robust Sherpa community is highlighted as the brawn that has been guiding adventurers through safe passage for centuries.

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Sherpa

In this equally as gorgeous as it is gripping and, by turns, heartbreaking documentary, Mount Everest’s robust Sherpa community is highlighted as the brawn that has been guiding adventurers through safe passage for centuries. The real heroes behind any triumphant Everest story, Sherpas are the heart and soul of any dangerous climb. Providing services and guidance to thousands of climbers a year, the Sherpas are the backbone of any infamous... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 4:40pm - 6:16pm
Ritz Bourse
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4:55pm

When Voices Meet
A compelling documentary detailing post-apartheid South Africa and the history of Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, When Voices Meet displays the power of music and musicians to help facilitate important social change.

Executive Producer Marilyn Cohen and subjects Sharon Katz and Nonhlanhla Wanda are scheduled to attend.

RUSH ONLY! 
Even though advance tickets for this screening are no longer available, there is still a chance for admission through the Rush Line! Details here. 
 

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When Voices Meet

A compelling documentary detailing post-apartheid South Africa and the history of Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, When Voices Meet displays the power of music and musicians to help facilitate important social change. Following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz partnered with singer/educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to form a multiracial choir. The duo were determined to utilize music to... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 4:55pm - 6:21pm
PFS Roxy Theater

5:00pm

45 Years
In the much anticipated follow-up to his indie darling Weekend, Andrew Haigh tracks the gentle undoing of man and wife as they contend with ghosts from the past, mere days before their forty-fifth wedding anniversary.

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45 Years

In the much anticipated follow-up to his indie darling Weekend, Andrew Haigh tracks the gentle undoing of man and wife as they contend with ghosts from the past, mere days before their forty-fifth wedding anniversary. Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) have the kind of marriage that everyone hopes for; dynamic but comfortable, and although childless, full of love and happy memories. The week before they are to celebrate their... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 5:00pm - 6:35pm
Ritz East B

5:05pm

Homesick
When bubbly Charlotte meets her estranged half-brother Henrik for the first time, familial affections begin to trespass conventional boundaries into the realm of taboo.

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Homesick

When bubbly Charlotte meets her estranged half-brother Henrik for the first time, familial affections begin to trespass conventional boundaries into the realm of taboo. Even though twenty-something Charlotte (Ine Marie Wilmann) has never met her real father or half-brother (Simon J. Berger), and her mother is an acquaintance at best, she continues to radiate child-like joy with her infectious smile. She has a rock star boyfriend and is an... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 5:05pm - 6:47pm
Ritz East A

5:20pm

Baby Baby Baby
From Philly-born writer/director/actor Brian Klugman, Baby Baby Baby is a romantic comedy about two mismatched people who try to move past their baggage from previous relationships to make their improbable love work.

Director Brian Klugman is scheduled to attend. 

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Baby Baby Baby

From Philly-born writer/director/actor Brian Klugman, Baby Baby Baby is a romantic comedy about two mismatched people who try to move past their baggage from previous relationships to make their improbable love work. Sydney (Brian Klugman) is a commercial actor in Los Angeles who wants to become a writer. He pens fictionalized, semi-autobiographical short stories. Recovering from his latest break-up, Sydney meets Sunny (Adrianne Palicki), a... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 5:20pm - 6:52pm
Prince Theater

7:00pm

Welcome to Leith
An unsettling documentary that doubles as an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Welcome to Leith documents the battle for the soul of a town between the horrified population and a neo-Nazi incursion.

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Welcome to Leith

An unsettling documentary that doubles as an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Welcome to Leith documents the battle for the soul of a town between the horrified population and a neo-Nazi incursion. In 2013, Leith, North Dakota was a tiny three-square-mile town with a population of twenty-four. Enter Craig Cobb, a notorious white supremacist who realizes that Leith’s size makes it vulnerable and ideal for a takeover by him and his neo-Nazi... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 7:00pm - 8:26pm
Ritz Bourse

7:10pm

Guilty
Based on a real-life double murder in India, this tension-filled thriller stars one of the country’s greatest actors, Irrfan Khan, as the police inspector determined to solve the case.

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Guilty

Based on a real-life double murder in India, this tension-filled thriller stars one of the country’s greatest actors, Irrfan Khan, as the police inspector determined to solve the case. When fourteen-year-old Aarushi Talwar is found murdered in her bedroom, the police immediately suspect the family’s live-in servant, until his body is discovered the following day. Spurned on by a ravenous media hungry for scandal, the officers turn their... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 7:10pm - 9:23pm
Ritz East B

7:30pm

Mustang
Five willful young Turkish women clash against tradition and their own family in this vibrant, award-winning drama about growing up and running free in a society and a household tries to tie you down.

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Mustang

Five willful young Turkish women clash against tradition and their own family in this vibrant, award-winning drama about growing up and running free in a society and a household tries to tie you down. | | In the beginning, Lale and her sisters are a force of nature, shining as bright as the summer sun above and embracing life with the unwavering energy of the waves that lap the shores of their small coastal village. When an innocent afternoon... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 7:30pm - 9:07pm
Ritz East A

7:35pm

Love
From enfant terrible provocateur Gasper Noé (Irreversible, Enter the Void) comes his most outrageous film yet: a sexually explicit examination of love in its most primal, sensual form, portrayed in stunning 3D.

Director Gaspar Noé and actress Aomi Muyock are scheduled to attend.

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Love

From enfant terrible provocateur Gasper Noé (Irreversible, Enter the Void) comes his most outrageous film yet: a sexually explicit examination of love in its most primal, sensual form, portrayed in stunning 3D. Utilizing a fractured narrative, Love opens with an intimate scene of lovemaking between aspiring American filmmaker Murphy and Electra, before suddenly jumping two years later as Murphy wakes next to a different woman, Omi. Living... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 7:35pm - 9:49pm
Prince Theater

9:10pm

(T)error
When FBI informant Saeed “Shariff” Torres invites filmmakers to follow him during a live counterterrorism sting, what results is a documentary that is a gripping, real-life thriller examining the ethical boundaries of domestic safety tactics in a post 9/11 world.

Director David Felix Sutcliffe is scheduled to attend. 

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(T)error

When FBI informant Saeed “Shariff” Torres invites filmmakers to follow him during a live counterterrorism sting, what results is a documentary that is a gripping, real-life thriller examining the ethical boundaries of domestic safety tactics in a post 9/11 world. | | After working for 20 years as an FBI informant, Saeed “Shariff” Torres, gets called to Pittsburgh on a surveillance mission, a job he hopes will be his... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 9:10pm - 10:43pm
Ritz Bourse

9:35pm

600 Miles
The ambitious Arunulfo strives to rise up the ranks of his family’s arms cartel, but when he decides to kidnap an ATF agent and embark on a 600-mile trek across the desert with his captive, an unlikely friendship develops as they each face uncertain fates.

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600 Miles

The ambitious Arunulfo strives to rise up the ranks of his family’s arms cartel, but when he decides to kidnap an ATF agent and embark on a 600-mile trek across the desert with his captive, an unlikely friendship develops as they each face uncertain fates. Buying large quantities of assault rifles and ammunition around the Tucson area doesn’t seem to be a problem for down-and-out punk Carson (Harrison Thomas). His anarchistic attitude is a... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 9:35pm - 11:00pm
PFS Roxy Theater

9:50pm

Animated Shorts Program
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.

Shorts
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Manoman

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.DIRECTOR: Simon CartwrightCAST: Gordon PeardonCountry: UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 11 min
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Teeth

The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.DIRECTOR: Tom Brown, Daniel GrayCAST: Richard E. GrantCountry: USA, Hungary, UK Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 7 min
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Sun Like a Big Dark Animal, The

A computer and a woman fall in love, only to be torn apart because of their inappropriate feelings for each other.DIRECTOR: Chris Felisgrau, Ronnie RiveraCAST: Agustina WoodgateCountry: USA Language: SpanishYear: 2015 Length: 6 min
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Storm Hits Jacket

Nature goes crazy, and two young scientists get caught up in the chaos.DIRECTOR: Paul CabonCAST: Célia Asensio, Tristan le Doze, Christophe Seugnet, Paul Cabon, Thierry BarbetCountry: France Language: FrenchYear: 2014 Length: 13 min
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Two Films About Loneliness

Jonathan is recording his online dating profile, while next door, Phillipe is recording his new cooking video when something unexpected happens…DIRECTOR: William Bishop-Stephens, Christopher EalesCAST: Tim Key, Detlef BierstedtCountry: UK Language: English, GermanYear: 2014 Length: 6 min
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Palm Rot

An old Florida fumigator discovers a mysterious crate floating in the Everglades that ruins his day.DIRECTOR: Ryan GillisCAST: Greg TonnerCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 8 min
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World of Tomorrow

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.DIRECTOR: Don HertzfeldtCAST: Winona Mae, Julia PottCountry: USA Language: EnglishYear: 2015 Length: 17 min
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Tatuapé Mahal Tower

Residential-tower employee Javier Juarez Garcia makes life-changing decisions, but never forgets his goal to take revenge on those who disappointed him.DIRECTOR: Carolina Markowicz, Fernanda SalloumCAST: Daniel HendlerCountry: Brazil Language: SpanishYear: 2014 Length: 10 min


Sunday November 1, 2015 9:50pm - 11:14pm
Ritz East A

10:00pm

The Wave
A race against time, 90s style thriller, The Wave follows a geologist desperately trying to prevent a natural disaster when a mountain begins to collapse into the ocean, creating a tsunami of devastating proportion.

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Wave, The

A race against time, 90s style thriller, The Wave follows a geologist desperately trying to prevent a natural disaster when a mountain begins to collapse into the ocean, creating a tsunami of devastating proportion. The Wave is a stunning vision of a fearsome, intense disaster no one could ever truly prepare for, set again one man’s commitment to prevent all-out tragedy. Set in Norway's Sunnmøre region, the town of Geiranger is one of the most... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Ritz East B

10:35pm

The Prince of Pennsylvania
Going far beyond last year’s Academy Award nominated film Foxcatcher, this illuminating documentary details the incredible story of a wrestling coach who commits murder, bringing the careers of two gold-medalist brothers to a savage end.


Shorts
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Tose: The Movie

A short film celebrating both Eagle’s Owner Leonard Tose, the best, most-liked owner that most people have never heard of, and the events that make up his legacy.DIRECTOR: Mike TollinCAST: Country: USA Language: Year: Length: 16 min

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Prince of Pennsylvania, The

Going far beyond last year’s Academy Award nominated film Foxcatcher, this illuminating documentary details the incredible story of a wrestling coach who commits murder, bringing the careers of two gold-medalist brothers to a savage end. In the 1980s, American amateur wrestlers faced a long and hard road to the Olympics, with minimal supports in place to prepare them for world-class competition. Into this breach steps John du Pont, an eccentric... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 10:35pm - 11:40pm
Prince Theater