The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21
The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more
The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Ardmore’s Viva Video closes after nine years on Lancaster Avenue
Goodbye to The Last Picture Store
Fans of TLA Video found a new home after Miguel Gomez opened Viva Video in Ardmore. As Viva Video now closes, the community that loved it reflects on the future of movie watching. Stephen Silver was there.
The Weekly Roundup, September 1-7
Tadaima 2021, Pedrito Martinez, Andrea Walls, 'POOL,' and 'A Saturday Jawn'
A festival celebrating Japanese Americans, a new exhibit from Fairmount Water Works, and Vinyl Tap returns to Amalgam. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The September 2021 repertory movie roundup
An assortment of classics, contemporary gems, and film seminars for the movie lovers
From recognizable classics like 'Casablanca' to notable anti-classics like 'Evil Brain from Outer Space,' a variety of films are screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
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.
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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.