Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tinsel & Tine's Look at the 11 Days of #PFF25By Editor, Le Anne Lindsay
POST UPDATE: 10/25/2016
25 years! That makes this the silver anniversary or better yet, silver screen anniversary for The Philadelphia Film Festival produced by The Philadelphia Film Society, Executive Director, J. Andrew Greenblatt & Artistic Director, Michael Lerman.
I'm so excited that La La Land has been chosen for this year's opening night film (Thursday, October 20th Prince Theater 8pm). I've read so many good things about this musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone; it's been on T&T's Can't Wait Coming Attractions page for months. Best of all, the writer/director Damien Chazelle, recipient of the Academy Award nomination for best writing and adapted screenplay for Whiplash will be in attendance opening night!
The closing night film is another one right up my alley, starring Amy Adams making Alien contact on earth in Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve (Friday, October 28th Prince Theater 8pm)
Centerpiece Screening I wanna see is Natalie Portman in Jackie Director Pablo Larraín 2016 - Jackie is a powerful, innovative biopic depicting the events leading up to and following the shocking assassination of beloved President John F. Kennedy through the eyes of his wife, first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
Some oldies, but goodies From The Vault - actually I've never seen Night on Earth, Auteur Jarmusch exploits the peculiar intimacy between taxi drivers and their patrons to hilarious and poignant effect, depicting quirky cab rides unfolding simultaneously in disparate cities. In Los Angeles, a jaded Hollywood bigwig (Gena Rowlands) finds herself enthralled by her streetwise, chain-smoking cabby (Winona Ryder).
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