Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two Events at the Rotunda

There are a couple of interesting events at the Rotunda (40th/Walnut) in University City tonight and tomorrow.

Tonight, Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm, Polak Van Bekkum, a media art collaboration based in Amsterdam, will be screening and discussing their 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia project, a data-mapping that pairs Google Earth imagery to GPS recordings of Philadelphians as they navigate the city. You can check out the trailer at Vimeo. Tickets available online.

Tomorrow, April 17, 8:00pm, is a program of Ciné-Roman works combining elements of still photography and the novel to create a cinema-like experience. Curated by J. Louise Makary, the program includes a wide range of works. Admission free.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Screenings Week of Feb 16

Showing this week
Monday, February 16 – Sunday, February 22

The International House
Fri Feb 19 7:00pm Muri Romani (Jon Jost) 1999. 35m. digital. 80m.
Sat Feb 14 5:00pm Landscape Suicide (James Benning) 1986. 16mm. 95m.
Sat Feb 14 8:00pm Step Across the Border (Nicolas Humbert/Werner Penzel) 1990. 35mm. 90m.

Colonial Theatre
Sun Feb 21 2:00pm To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan) 1962. 131m. DCP.

Galleries

Slought Foundation
Shelly Silver, Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures [description]





Friday, February 6, 2015

Screening Roundup Week of Feb. 9

Showing this week
Monday, February 9 – Sunday, February 15

The International House
Wed Feb 11 7:00pm Archive (Chris Emmanouilides) 2013. DCP. 40m. Director in Person. Free, RSVP required.
Fri Feb 13 7:30pm Scanners / Dead Zone / Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg) 1981/1983/1991. 35m. 103/103/105m
Sat Feb 14 2:00pm E.T. (Steven Spielberg)
Sat Feb 14 2:00pm Marketa Lazarova (František Vlácil) 1967. 35mm. 165m.

Colonial Theatre
Sun Feb 14 2:00pm Shane (George Stevens) 1953. 118m. DCP.

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Feb 8 2:00pm Giant (George Stevens) 1956. 201m. DCP

Galleries

Slought Foundation
Shelly Silver, Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures [description]




Friday, January 30, 2015

Screenings Week of Feb. 2

Showing this week
Monday, February 2 – Sunday, February 8

The International House
Tues Feb 3 7:00pm Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee) 2001. DCP. 120m.
Wed Feb 4 7:00pm Pariah (Dee Rees) 2011. DCP. 86 m. Series: New Black Cinematography: Films of Bradford Young
Thurs Feb 5 7:00pm Burroughs: The Movie (Howard Brookner) 1983. DCP. 86m.
Fri Feb 6 7:00pm Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters II (Ivan Reitman) 1984/1989. 35m. 105/108m
Sat Feb 7 2:00pm Captains Courageous (Victor Fleming) 1937. 117m. 35mm.
Sun Feb 8 2:00pm The Fortune Cookie (Billy Wilder) 1966. 125m. 35mm.

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Feb 8 2:00pm Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards) 1968. 115m. DCP

Galleries

Slought Foundation
Shelly Silver, Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures [description]



Friday, January 23, 2015

Screening Roundup Week of Jan 26

Showing this week
Monday, January 26 – Sunday, February 1

The International House
Tues Jan 27 7:00pm Rebel (María Agui Carter) 2013. 75 m. Scribe Video Center Producers’ Forum.
Thurs Jan 29 7:00pm The Story of My Death (Albert Serra) 2013. DCP. 151 m.
Fri Jan 30 7:00pm Dusty & Sweets McGee / Aloha Bobby & Rose (Floyd Mutrux) 1971. 35mm. 91 m. / 1975, 35mm. 88 m.
Sat Jan 31 5:00pm Restoring Jack Smith program

Fri Jan 30 and Sat Jan 31 midnight The Thing (John Carpenter) 1982. 35mm. 109m

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Tues Jan 27 7:15pm A Short Film about Killing (Krzysztof Kieslowski) 1987. DCP. 86m

Colonial Theatre
Sun Feb 1 2:00pm On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan) 1954. 108m. DCP.

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Jan 25 2:00pm Funny Girl (William Wyler) 1968. 151m. DCP

Galleries

Slought Foundation
Shelly Silver, Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures [description]



Friday, January 16, 2015

Screening Roundup Week of Jan 19

Showing this week
Monday, January 19 – Sunday, January 25

The International House
Thurs Jan 22 7:00pm The Ruling Class (Peter Medak) 1972. 35mm. 154 min.
Fri Jan 23 7:00pm Corruption of the Damned / Eclipse of the Sun Virgin / Knocturne (George Kuchar) 1965-68. 16mm.. 55m/15m/10m.
Sat Jan 24 2:00pm The Iron Giant (Brad Bird) 1999. 35mm. 86m
Sat Jan 24 7:00pm Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang) 2013. 138m. digital

Ambler Theater
Fri Jan 23 11:30pm Boogie Nights (P. T. Anderson) 1997. DCP. 155m

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Tues Jan 20 7:15pm Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski) 1981. DCP. 123m

Colonial Theatre
Sun Jan 25 2:00pm Vincent and Theo (Robert Altman) 1990. 138m. 35mm

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Jan 25 2:00pm How the West Was Won (misc) 1962. 164m. DCP

Galleries

Slought Foundation
Shelly Silver, Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures [description]


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Screening Roundup Week of Jan 12

Showing this week
Monday, January 12 – Sunday, January 18

The International House
Thurs Jan 15 7:00pm The 78 Project Movie (Alex Steyermark) 2014. 96m.
Fri Jan 16 7:00pm A Fuller Life (Samantha Fuller) 2014. 80m. digital / Shock Corridor (Sam Fuller) 1963. 101m. 16mm
Sat Jan 17 7:00pm La Ciudad de los Signos (Samuel Alarcón) 2009. 63m. digital / Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini) 1950. 106m. DCP.

Colonial Theatre
Sun Jan 18 2:00pm Lust For Life (Vincente Minnelli) 1956. 122m. 35mm

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Jan 18 2:00pm All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz) 1950. 138m. DCP

Galleries

Slought Foundation
Shelly Silver, Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures [description]
opens Fri Jan 16

Monday, December 1, 2014

Screening Roundup Week of Dec 1

I got behind the schedule for a couple of weeks, but the weekly roundup is back, and it's a busy week in Philadelphia.

Showing this week
Monday, December 1 – Sunday, December 7

The International House
Mon Dec 1 7:00pm 25 to Life (Mike L. Brown) 2014. 81m.
Tues Dec 2 7:00pm Your Day is My Night (Lynne Sachs) 2013. 64m. digital. Director in person.
Wed Dec 3 7:00pm Un Chant d'amour (Jean Genet) 1950. 26m. 16mm / Jean Genet in Chicago
(Frédéric Moffet) 2006. 26m. video.

New Authors of Italian Cinema series
Thurs Dec 4 5:30pm Border (Alessio Cremonini) 2013. 95m. DCP.
Thurs Dec 4 8:00pm Blame Freud (Tutta Colpa di Freud) (Paolo Genovese) 2014. 120m. DCP.
Fri Dec 5 5:30pm Up to the World (Il Mondo Fino in Fondo) (Alessandro Lunardelli) 2013. 95 m.  DCP.
Fri Dec 5 8:00pm House of Shadows (Controra) (Rossella De Venuto) 2014. 85 m. DCP.
Sat Dec 6 5:30pm Remember Me? (Ti Ricordi di Me?)  Rolando Ravello) 2014. 91m. Blu-Ray.
Sat Dec 6 8:00pm Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano) (Paolo Virzì) 2014. 111 m
Sun Dec 7 5:30pm The Medicines Seller (Il Venditori di Medicine) (Antonio Morabito) 2013. 103 m. DCP.
Sun Dec 7 8:00pm  I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto Quando Voglio) (Sydney Sibilia) 2014. 110 m. Blu-Ray.

Roxy Theater (Philadelphia Film Society)
Special Star Trek series - all screenings on 35mm
Fri Dec 5 8:00pm Star Trek: The Motion Picture 
Sat Dec 6 8:00pm Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
Sun Dec 7 8:00pm Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 
Mon Dec 8 8:00pm Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 
Tues Dec 9 8:00pm Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 
Wed Dec 10 8:00pm Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

County Theater
Wed Dec 3 7:30pm The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock) 1938. 96m. DCP.

Ambler Theater
Thurs Dec 4 7:30pm The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock) 1938. 96m. DCP.
Sat Dec 6 10:30am Muppets Christmas Carol (Brian Henson) 1992. 85m. 

Colonial Theatre
Sun Dec 7 2:00pm Scrooged (Richard Donner) 1988. 101m. DCP.

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Dec 7 2:00pm A Christmas Carol (Edwin L. Marin) 1938. 69m. DCP / Christmas in Connecticut (Peter Godfrey) 1945. 102m. DCP.

Lynne Sachs: Your Day is My Night

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Screening Roundup Week of Nov 8

Showing this week
Wednesday, November 5 – Friday, November 14

The International House
Thurs Nov 6 7:00pm The Big Liebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen) 1988. 117m. 35mm.
Fri Nov 7 7:00pm Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati) 1958. 115m. 35mm.
Sat Nov 8 2:00pm Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi) 1959. 75m. 35mm.
Sat Nov 8 7:00pm Il Sorpasso (Dini Riso) 1962. 105 min. DCP.
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival:
Wed Nov 12 7:00pm A Leading Man (Steven J Kung) 2013. 96 m.
Thurs Nov 13 6:30pm Family Ingredients (Ty Sanga) 2013. 57m.
Thurs Nov 13 8:30pm Cicada (Dean Yamada) 2014. 100m.

Roxy Theater (Philadelphia Film Society)
Tues Nov 11 7:00pm National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman), with director. 2014. 181m.

County Theater
Thurs Nov 6 7:30pm Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock) 1937. 83m. DCP.

Colonial Theatre
Sun Nov 9 2:00pm A Tale of Two Cities (Jack Conway) 1935. 128m. 35mm

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Nov 9 2:00pm One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman) 1975. 129m. DCP

Galleries

Fabric Workshop and Museum
Question Bridge: Black Males
transmedia video installation [exhibition description]
ongoing: September 13, 2014–November 9, 2014

Events of the Week: Maysles and Wiseman

Tonight, the International House is having a special event with Albert Maysles, the noted direct cinema documentary filmmaker. He will be participating in a discussion at 7:00. [event information]

And this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Philadelphia Film Society at the Roxy will be screening Frederick Wiseman's latest documentary, National Gallery. Wiseman himself will be in attendance for the screening. 7:00pm [event information]

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Screening Roundup Week of Oct 11

Showing this week
Saturday, October 11 – Friday, October 17

The International House
Sat Oct 11 2:00pm The Witches (Nicholas Roeg) 91m.
Sat Oct 11 7:00pm Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Benjamin Christensen) 1922. 87 min. 35mm.
Thurs Oct 16 7:00pm A Useful Life (La Vida Util) (Federico Veiroj) 2010. 67 min.
Fri Oct 17 7:00pm The All-Around Reduced Personality (aka Redupers) (Helke Sander) 1977. 98m. 16mm.  / The Wall  (Gordon Matta-Clark) 1976-2007. 15 min. video.

Philadelphia Film Society
Philadelphia Film Festival - see festival overview post for more information

Ambler Theater
Thurs Oct 16 7:30pm Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock) 1929. 85m. DCP.

County Theater
Tues Oct 14 7:30pm Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock) 1929. 85m. DCP.

Colonial Theatre
Sun Sept 21 2:00pm The Curse of the Werewolf (Terence Fisher) 1961. 91m. 35mm.


Galleries

Fabric Workshop and Museum
Question Bridge: Black Males
transmedia video installation [exhibition description]
ongoing: September 13, 2014–November 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Screening Roundup Week of Oct 4

Showing this week
Saturday, October 4 – Friday, October 10

The International House
Sat Oct 4 7:00pm Backbone / Four Short Films by Richard Martin (Richard Martin) 2013/misc. digital.
Sat Oct 4 8:00pm Nosferatu (Werner Herzog) 1979. 107m. DCP.
Wed Oct 8 7:30pm Pride (Matthew Warchus) 2014. 120 min. digi-beta. DCP.
Thurs Oct 9 7:00pm Lolita (Stanley Kubrick) 1962. 152m. 35mm. [part of David Lynch selects series]

Ambler Theater
Thurs Oct 9 7:30pm The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock) 1927. 68m. DCP. with live musical accompaniment

County Theater
Tues Oct 7 7:30pm The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock) 1927. 68m. DCP. with live musical accompaniment

Colonial Theatre
Sun Oct 5 2:00pm The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Robert Fuest) 1971. 94m. 35mm.

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Oct 5 2:00pm MASH (Robert Altman) 1970. 112m. DCP.

Galleries

Vox Populi Gallery
Fri Oct 3 - Sun Nov 2
Catherine Pancake, Axon Ladder, video installation [installation description]
Jody Wood and Mikel Durlam, Episodes of Violence, video installation [installation description]

Fabric Workshop and Museum
Question Bridge: Black Males
transmedia video installation [exhibition description]
ongoing: September 13, 2014–November 9, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Films of the week: Oskar Fischinger shorts

This Thursday, the International House will show a program of short films by animation pioneer Oskar Fischinger. Fischinger, a German filmmaker, emigrated during the Nazi years but never quite finding a welcome home in the American studio system. Coming out of the avant-garde practice of the abstract film, he developed a visual-music animation approach that became influential in animation, including most famously in Disney's 1940s use of abstract animation (Fantasia, et al). The result is a sumptious play of color, shape, and movement, definitely worth seeing on the big screen. All the films will be screened on 35mm, with some newly restored prints. The full program is available here.


Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective
International House
Thursday, Oct. 2
7:00pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Screening Roundup Week of Sept 27

Showing this week
Saturday, September 27 – Friday, October 3

The International House
Sat Sept 27 2:00pm Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard) 1979. 118m. DCP.
Sat Sept 27 8:00pm Le Révélateur (Philippe Garrel) 1968. 67 min. video. Live music accompaniment by Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler.
Tue Sept 30 7:00pm Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli) 1984. 111 min. DCP.
Thurs Oct 2 7:00pm Oskar Fischinger Retrospective 1926-1947. 35mm
Fri Oct 3 7:00pm Backbone: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981 (Richard Martin) 2013. 58m. digital.

Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia Film Society)
Wed Oct 1 7:00pm Dune (David Lynch) 1984. 137m.

Ritz Bourse Theater
Fri Oct 3 midnight Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven) 1984. 91m.

Colonial Theatre
Sun Sept 28 2:00pm All The President's Men (Alan Pakula) 1976. 138m. 35mm.

Cinemark University City Penn
Sun Sept 28 2:00pm, 7:00pm Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming) 238m. DCP.

Galleries

Fabric Workshop and Museum
Question Bridge: Black Males
transmedia video installation [exhibition description]
ongoing: September 13, 2014–November 9, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Film of the Week: The Conformist

The Ritz theaters do not show repertory films all that regularly, but the plus side when they do, there are multiple screenings for the week. That gives plenty of opportunity to go see The Conformist (1970) this week. It's one of Berolucci's most famous films and justifiably so: it's a work which achieves a remarkable balance of the modernist currents of 1960s art cinema with a literary-thematic storytelling centered around Italian war and postwar history. And, if anything, seeing it on a big screen is an opportunity to enjoy cinematographer Vittorio Storaro's work.


The Conformist
Ritz Bourse
Friday, September  19 - Thursday, September 25
showtimes: 1:20 4:05 7:00 9:30