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More Than 130 Films To Be Shown At Philadelphia Film Festival

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than 130 films from 28 countries will be shown at the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival.

It starts Thursday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1 at various venues in the city.

Michael Lerman, the artistic director of the Philadelphia Film Society, says there will 19 hours of scary movies as part of the festival with a tribute to Wes Craven.

“The first four will be four of Wes Craven’s major motion pictures ‘Last House on the Left,’ ‘The Hills Have Eyes,’ ‘The People Under the Stairs’ and ‘Scream’ with Jamie Kennedy in attendance. After that we are doing a marathon of ‘The Nightmare On Elm Street’ films which of course he created,” said Lerman.

And a section called feast focusing on food and beverage movies, including a documentary called “Beer Runners” on the Fishtown running group.

“They run together and they drink together and they believe that beer helps their drinking stamina,” said Lerman.

For a festival rundown and ticket information, visit: http://filmadelphia.org/festival/

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