The Philadelphia Film Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing the experience of film to Philadelphia. We run the annual Philadelphia Film Festival and are excited to open the PFS Theater at the Roxy soon.

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Volunteer at the Philadelphia Film Festival!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy film, meeting new people, and improving their community!

The Philadelphia Film Festival (October 16 to October 26, 2014) is an international film festival that welcomes filmmakers and film-lovers from around the world to venues throughout the city for films and special events.

Last year, we screened Academy Award nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown, crowd-pleaser About Time, the groundbreaking Blue is the Warmest Color, and dozens of more films from around the corner and across the globe.   

You can see awesome films like these for FREE! All you have to do is volunteer!

To ensure that the festival runs as smoothly as possible, we need the help of dedicated volunteers —volunteers like YOU — to work as ushers, box office personnel, and more. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet cinephiles like yourself, gain exposure in the Philadelphia film community, and see some amazing movies you may not be able to see anywhere else!

SIGN UP NOW!  Visit http://filmadelphia.org/volunteer to complete the Volunteer Application and sign up for a Volunteer Training Session.

David Lynch Revisited: A Retrospective Film Series
Beginning in September, the Philadelphia Film Society will take you on a two month journey through the acclaimed film works of David Lynch. Through moderated discussions and in-depth conversations, we will immerse you into Lynch’s universe, featuring an on-stage conversation between Lynch and his long time friend, American journalist Kristine McKenna at the Prince Music Theater during his week-long visit to Philadelphia. 



Complete Film Schedule: 



September 3rd: Eraserhead


September 10th: Conversation with David Lynch followed by screening of ’Lost Highway’September 17th: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me September 24th: Inland Empire  October 1st: Film TBDOctober 9th: Elephant Man – FREE Outdoor Screening at the PHS Pop-Up Garden (1438 South St.)
October 16-26: 'From the Vaults' at the Philadelphia Film Festival celebrates David Lynch. More information to be announced. 
Click HERE for tickets and information






 
Beginning in September, the Philadelphia Film Society will take you on a two month journey through the acclaimed film works of David Lynch. 

Through moderated discussions and in-depth conversations, we will immerse you into Lynch’s universe, featuring an on-stage conversation between Lynch and his long time friend, American journalist Kristine McKenna at the Prince Music Theater during his week-long visit to Philadelphia.
 
Complete Film Schedule:
 
September 3rd: Eraserhead
September 10th: Conversation with David Lynch followed by screening of ’Lost Highway’
September 17th: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 
September 24th:
 Inland Empire  
October 1st: Film TBD
October 9th: Elephant Man – FREE Outdoor Screening at the PHS Pop-Up Garden (1438 South St.)
October 16-26'From the Vaults' at the Philadelphia Film Festival celebrates David Lynch. More information to be announced. 

Click HERE for tickets and information

The Essentials 2.0 - Killer Joe

William Friedkin has become one of the most influential and important film makers in the business with a career that spans over 40 years. Some of his best known works are The French Connection from 1971, The Exorcist from 1973, and his extremely controversial Cruising from 1980. In 2011, and well into his seventies, William Friedkin along with playwright Tracy Letts created a devastatingly brutal film that succeeds in terms of writing and directing. It may not be any textbooks yet, but in this writer’s opinion, it is one of the better movies of the last decade.

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