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The poster for Maybe This Year. It has a chalk football diagram above a flying eagle with a German Shepherd’s head.

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.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Essays 5 minute read
A still from 'It's a Wonderful Life.' A large family gathers together, in black and white.

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.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 7 minute read
Williams and Thomas in front of a building, urban setting. Thomas laughs looking at Williams, his hand on chin, at the camera

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
A flamenco dancer poses on stage, a relatively large audience looks on at the dancer.

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 2 minute read
Raphael on a bike in front of a stoop. He's wearing a hoodie, smiling towards the camera. He has a long grayed beard

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.
Darcy Grabenstein

Darcy Grabenstein

Profiles 2 minute read

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Ang Bey, a Black nonbinary actor, is dressed in a bright yellow wig, white faux fur jacket, and sequin bra.

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
The camera captures a group of men in medieval armor yelling in unison, looking on with concern.

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.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 5 minute read
A young Iranian Jewish man faces the camera, straight-faced, the Star of David on a wall behind him.

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.
Marta Rusek

Marta Rusek

Previews 2 minute read
A photo of Conte in a black suit, standing by the organ, posing for the camera. A sheet of music prominent on the organ.

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
Linda Holt

Linda Holt

Previews 3 minute read
A black-and-white close-up film still of Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan slowdancing and smiling at each other.

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.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 5 minute read