The Weekly Roundup, August 26-September 1
An operatic Verzuz, plays for West Philly and Germantown, and Street Movies all over town
Philly shows up for itself with offerings in theater, opera, and film in various neighborhoods in the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The Weekly Roundup, July 28-August 4
Picks for the tenth annual BlackStar Film Festival
A selection of films to check out for this year's BlackStar Film Festival. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Talking stop-motion animation with Kelli S. Williams
Satirical art for the sake of laughs and social change
Kelli S. Williams is a 2021 Mural Arts Philly Black Artist Fellow, and she's using stop-motion animation and comedy to challenge how we think. Christina Anthony profiles.
The August 2021 repertory movie roundup
'Black Panther', the reborn Lightbox, and the return of 'The Room'
A highlight reel of film screenings in the Greater Philadelphia area in August. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Netflix presents Season 3 of Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’
Finding ‘Moments of Love’
‘Moments of Love,’ the third season of the Netflix series ‘Master of None,’ follows a queer Black couple discovering what brings them together, and what pulls them apart. Christina Anthony reviews.
The Philadelphia Film Festival presents SpringFest 2021 at the Bourse
A film festival’s return to the theater
Movie theaters are back, and with them film festivals. The recent PFF SpringFest screened seven films including ‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘The Meaning of Hitler,’ and ‘Swan Song.’ Stephen Silver reviews.
PHLAFF presents Llaima Sanfiorenzo’s ‘ALAS’
When did you feel time was running out?
‘ALAS’ (WINGS), a participatory documentary film streaming at this year’s Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, explores life and loss for incarcerated women in Puerto Rico. Cynthia Via reviews.
PHLAFF presents Nicol Ruiz Benavides’s ‘La Nave Del Olvido’
Roads to the heart
‘La Nave Del Olvido,’ getting its Philly premiere at the 2021 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, follows a 70-year-old woman exploring a new love in a small Chilean town. Christina Anthony reviews.
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ABC presents season 8 of ‘The Goldbergs’
Jewish in Jenkintown
‘The Goldbergs,’ inspired by the life of Jenkintown native Adam Goldberg and his zany Jewish family, highlights the city of Philadelphia as well as representing the American Jewish experience. Blair Krassen reviews.
PBS presents ‘Great Performances: Beethoven in Beijing’
Philadelphians in China
‘Beethoven in Beijing’ follows the Philadelphia musicians who helped open doors between the US and China in the 1970s and beyond, and the artists and leaders of China’s thriving cultural scene today. Linda Holt reviews.