Philadelphia Film Festival
Zemeckis — known for blockbusters such as ‘Back to the Future’, Cast Away and Forrest Gump, for which he won an Oscar — will be in town for the screening and will be taking questions at two events both before and after the film is shown.
The 21st annual Philadelphia Film Festival is here, bringing with it almost two weeks of film screening and premieres, plus special guests, lectures and a plethora of film-centric events.
Actress Melissa Fitzgerald stopped by Talk Philly to talk about Staging Hope, a documentary about children rising above war through acting that is being shown during the Philadelphia Film Festival.
Documentary filmmakers Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, two suburban guys, dedicated a year of their life down South to capture the hilarious and inspiring story of Courtney, who tackles one of the most poverty-stricken and dangerous neighborhoods in the nation.
John Jillard, Sr. is tired of his post-service life, and he’s doing something about it: He’s making the next great boxing movie.
“It’s usually a 10-day, 11-day festival and this year we’re running for 15 days to celebrate the 20th anniversary and squish in as much as we possibly can!” executive director Andrew Greenblatt said.
“We’ve actually never done a short film contest before. This is a trial balloon, so to speak,” Society Executive Director Andrew Greenblatt said. “We wanted to make a big deal about our 20th anniversary.”
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