The 2013 Cinedelphia Film Festival, Because Philly Film Is So Much More Than Whatever Bradley Cooper Is Filming
As springtime nears, and people are hitting their tolerance limits of the cold and the indoors, big spring events announcements are made (see: Firefly, Belle & Sebastian). But not every cool event in the fairer-weather months has to take place outdoors. Case in point, the 2013 Cinedelphia Film Festival. The Cindedelphia Fest takes place over the long stretch of time between April 4th and the 27th, and we’ve got details on the first week or so of events. Here are some highlights:
>>> Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City’s Movies author Irv Slifkin “takes you through the wide world of Philly films with this feature-length, clip-filled presentation,” becase it’s not all Stallone and Shyamalan. The presentation, named after Slifkin’s book, will feature early indies, local silent films, exploitation pictures, and more. – April 8, 7:30PM @ PhilaMOCA
>>> A pair of screenings on April 10th at PhilaMOCA, where The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival presents the Philadelphia Premiere of The Crumbles at 7:30PM, and Unknown Japan presents 1967′s Massacre Gun at 10PM.
>>> Catch a screening of director Henri Verneuil‘s The Burglars, adapted from the novel by great, weird Philadelphian and Philebrity favorite David Goodis, on 35mm. The “noir-tinged-heist” film will be preceded by a panel discussion on Goodis’ work and life, moderated by local film writer Samm Deighan and featuring Inquirer film critic Steven Rea, writer and Poe expert Edward Pettit, NoirCon founder Lou Boxer, and crime novelist Duane Swierczynski. – April 12, 7:30PM @ International House