The BSR September 2023 repertory movie roundup
They Live turns 35, plus Rain Man, Whit Stillman, and Frank Rizzo
Stephen Silver curates movie screenings for the Philly area in September, including Whit Stillman’s 1990s classic The Last Days of Disco and a rare showing of a documentary about the ever-controversial Frank Rizzo.
The 2023 BlackStar Film Festival presents Going to Mars, Know Your Place, and Dancing the Stumble
New places with BlackStar
The BlackStar Film Festival landed in Center City for the first time this August. Hanae Mason reviews Going to Mars, Know Your Place, and Dancing the Stumble, three films examining our relationship to space and place.
The BSR August 2023 repertory movie roundup
Going beyond Barbenheimer
There’s more to the movie theaters than Barbie and Oppenheimer in August. Stephen Silver rounds up screenings in the area for the month.
The art of possibility with BlackStar Projects and Maori Karmael Holmes
Looking forward to the 2023 BlackStar Film Festival, August 2-6
Maori Karmael Holmes, founder of BlackStar Projects and recent winner of the 2023 Berresford Prize from United States Artists, talks with Kyle V. Hiller about the award, the film festival, and the power of possibilities.
The BSR July 2023 repertory movie roundup
Blobfest, Hitchcock, Star Wars prequels, and more
Blobfest is back! Jurassic Park at the Mann with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hitchcock seminars, Bruce Lee double feature, and more screenings this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
The BSR June 2023 repertory movie roundup
Harrison Ford, The Room, Christopher Nolan, and the 90s
Stephen Silver rounds up movie screenings for June, including a handful of Harrison Ford films outside of the Indiana Jones universe.
The BSR May 2023 repertory movie roundup
Grease turns 45, Sports Movie Night, screening Barry Jenkins, and more
May sees familiar screenings like Goodfellas and Rocky Horror, but this month also has some rare, unique offerings. Stephen Silver rounds up.
The Philadelphia Film Society presents SpringFest 2023
Coming soon: reviews of Somewhere in Queens, Polite Society, and Sisu
This year’s PFS SpringFest featured 18 films in three days, including Ray Romano’s directorial debut, genre-bending action in Polite Society, and Sisu, about a violent rout of the Nazis in Finland. Stephen Silver reviews.
The BSR April 2023 repertory movie roundup
Fluid Karma tour, 25 years of Lebowski, and TÁR talk
Stephen Silver previews film screenings and events for April in the Greater Philadelphia area, including a visit from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, a Toshiro Mifune retrospective, and more from Sight & Sound 500.
The BSR March 2023 repertory movie roundup
Discovering the cult classics and revisiting the familiar
March screenings include Rent, Philadelphia, and One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, from the late French auteur Agnès Varda. Stephen Silver rounds up.