Three films about Philly, family, and Eagles fandom
Finding the real Eagles fans
Game Day and Maybe This Year recently joined Silver Linings Playbook in the movie canon of Philly football fans, but do they really capture our region? Stephen Silver considers.
December 2021 repertory movie roundup
It's a Wonderful Life everywhere, plus Fargo, Eraserhead, and many holiday classics
An assortment of holiday films, including off-beat and lesser-known classics. Stephen Silver rounds up.
The Weekly Roundup, November 24-December 1
Museums and streams for the holiday
AAMP, Brandywine River Museum, Penn Live Arts, and Opera Philadelphia serve up offerings for post-holiday festivities. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The Weekly Roundup, November 17-24
From painting to sculptures, a double film screening, and ‘Anatomy of a Tablao’
A week decorated with contemplative paintings and sculptures, documentaries, and yes, flamenco. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Raphael Xavier’s Swerve changes direction for Philly’s stigmatized BMX culture
From freeze moves to freeze frames
Hip hop artist Raphael Xavier turns his talents from the dance stage to the screen with production of Swerve: The Movie. In the short film, Xavier plays a BMXer who mentors a teenage rider as they both undergo transformation. Darcy Grabenstein profiles.
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The Weekly Roundup, November 3-9
Voicing Philadelphia, ‘Young Money,’ and Diwali on the Pier
A film festival and a multi-disciplinary exhibit chronicle untold stories and perspectives of the city, Azuka Theatre opens Young Money, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The November 2021 repertory movie roundup
Remember, remember, the fifth of November
A roundup of select screenings in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area in November. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Innovative storytelling shines at the 41st annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
New name, new outlook
This year’s festival focuses on what is perceived as the “next wave of Jewish storytelling.” Marta Rusek previews.
Improvising The Phantom of the Opera with Peter Richard Conte
A night of fright with the silent 'Phantom' and some scary organ tropes
Organist Peter Richard Conte commands the mighty Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ to conjure the soundtrack to the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera. Linda Holt preview
The 2021 Philadelphia Film Festival presents Belfast, Finding Cousteau, and Storm Lake
Back in person at the Philadelphia Film Festival
After an all-digital event last year, the Philadelphia Film Festival is back in theaters through October 31 with a series of notable new releases, including Belfast, Finding Cousteau, and Storm Lake. Stephen Silver reviews.