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Kate Hudson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Penny Lane in the 2000 film "Almost Famous."

February 15, 2017

Movies and music combine in weekend festival

Films like 'Almost Famous' and 'High Fidelity' will be screened

XPN and the Philadelphia Film Society are combining music and movies during the XPN Music Film Festival, beginning March 31.

The weekend event will highlight popular films about music, like "Almost Famous" and "High Fidelity." An all-access pass, which includes admission to special events, and a festival pass are both currently available.

Below is the schedule of events. All films will be screened at the Prince Theater.

"Stop Making Sense"

This classic concert documentary captured the Talking Heads at their peak. Directed by Jonathan Demme, the film includes footage from three shows at Los Angeles' Pantages Theater.

Friday, March 31
8 p.m

Special event: Land of the Lost Dance Party

This 21-plus event will be hosted by WXPN DJ Robert Drake. Attendees will dance the night away to '80s rock hits.

Friday, March 31
10 p.m. | $5-$10 per person

"Singles"

This romantic comedy follows six 20-somethings in Seattle, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's music scene.

Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam are all featured on the soundtrack.

Saturday, April 1
4 p.m.

"Almost Famous"

On assignment for Rolling Stone magazine, 15-year-old William aims to cover the hedonistic lives of rock band Stillwater and finds himself hopelessly infatuated with charismatic groupie Penny Lane. 

This contemporary classic updates the coming-of-age tale with plenty of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

Saturday, April 1
6:30 p.m.

"High Fidelity"

After bring dumped by his girlfriend, record store owner Rob Gordon revisits several of his past flames with a "top five breakups" list. 

The film features a memorable breakout role from Jack Black and a beloved soundtrack.

Sunday, April 2
4 p.m.

"The Last Waltz"

Martin Scorsese chronicles a legendary night in rock history. Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison take the stage for The Band's 1976 farewell concert.

Sunday, April 2
6:30 p.m.


XPN Music Film Festival

Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2
$35-$65 per person
The Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut St.