The Weekly Roundup, March 16-23
CultureFest! celebrates Nowruz, films with Penn Live Arts, and EgoPo’s Life is a Dream
The week features the Iranian New Year festivities with CultureFest!, a series of films from Penn Live Arts and Temple University, and of course, Make A F*ckin’ Show, You P.O.S. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Peacock presents Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince, reinvented
Starring UArts alum Jabari Banks, Peacock’s Bel-Air is a dramatic reimagining of the popular 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Blair Krassen reviews.
Lightbox Film Center and the importance of film preservation
Reviving films and preserving their history
The center’s new preservation program kicks off with the premiere of a never-before-seen cut of Wayne Wang’s Life is Cheap…But Toilet Paper Is Expensive. KC Wingert profiles.
March 2022 repertory movie roundup
The Godfather turns 50 and Easy Rider rides again
Stephen Silver's roundup of the upcoming films screening in Philadelphia and in the Greater Philadelphia region in March.
The Weekly Roundup, February 9-16
Exploring intercultural relationships through the arts
A week to observe a variety of cultures and identities with events from Hedgerow Theatre, DVAA, National Liberty Museum and Vinyl Tap 215, Temple University, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
February 2022 repertory movie roundup
From Sidney Poitier to Groundhog Day
Honoring Sidney Poitier's legacy, screenings for February holidays, and more in this robust list of films in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area. Stephen Silver rounds up.
BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab supports Black, Brown, and Indigenous voices on the rise
Opening doors for local filmmakers of color
Jared Michael Lowe profiles BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab, its inaugural class, and speaks with founder Maori Karmael Holmes on the evolution of BlackStar.
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The best independent movie theaters in Philadelphia
Living in a cinema's paradise
KC Wingert rounds up the best independent theaters in the city while considering their history, their future, and their lasting impact on Philadelphia's film and arthouse culture.
What Netflix’s short-lived Cowboy Bebop teaches us about chance
The real remake blues
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the classic anime feels like a missed opportunity, but it might be teaching us a lesson about how we share and create for ourselves. Kyle V. Hiller considers.
Gentefied takes an intimate, complex dive into the Latinx family experience
A second season of growth through love, humor, and trauma
Netflix's second season of Gentefied returns with an even more intimate look into the Latinx experience in the US by diving into the topic of undocumented immigrants, deportation, and families being broken apart. Christina Anthony reviews.