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October 05, 2016

Check out the full lineup for the 25th Philadelphia Film Festival

So many movies to watch this year

The 25th Philadelphia Film Festival will take place Oct. 20-30. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Films will be screened at the Prince Theater, PFS Roxy, Ritz East and Ritz 5.

The lineup was picked by the Philadelphia Film Society, which made selections from several international film festivals this year.

Opening Night Film

"La La Land"

Closing Night Film



The most anticipated films of the year.

"Manchester by the Sea"
"Toni Erdmann"

From the Vaults

Old favorites returning to the big screen.

"Night on Earth"
"Wonder Boys"


Films from the top names in the industry.

"King Cobra"

Masters of Cinema

New films from world-renowned filmmakers.

"Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"
"After Love"
"After the Storm"
"Being 17"
"The Commune"
"Death in Sarajevo"
"Fire at Sea"
"I, Daniel Blake"
"The Net"
"Personal Shopper"
"A Quiet Passion"
"The Salesman"
"The Unknown Girl"

World Narratives

International films with distinct perspectives.

"24 Weeks
"The Age of the Shadows"
"Beyond the Mountains and Hills"
"The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki"
"Layla M"
"The Oath"
"The Patriarch"
"Personal Affairs"
"The Rehearsal"
"Trespass Against Us"
"Two Loves and a Bear"

New French Films

Considered the original language of cinema.

"Baden Baden"
"The Dancer"
"In Bed with Victoria"
"Lost in Paris"
"News from Planet Mars
"Staying Vertical"
"Things to Come"


Contemporary culinary stories.

"Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story"

American Independents

New voices in American cinema.

"Another Evil"
"Between Us"
"Donald Cried"
"First Girl I loved"
"Hunter Gatherer"
"My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea"
"Spa Night"

Greater Filmadelphia

Philadelphia talent on the big screen.

"Backpack Full of Cash"
"Blue Jay"
"A Woman, A Part"

Documentary Showcase

Exactly as it sounds.

"Best and Most Beautiful Things"
"I Am Not Your Negro"
"Magicians: Life in the Impossible"
"O.J.: Made in America"
"Peter and the Farm"

Sight and Soundtrack

All about music.

"Gimme Danger"
"I Called Him Morgan"
"Junction 48"
"Miss Impossible"

The Graveyard Shift

Films that will keep you up at night.

"The Autopsy of Jane Doe"
"The eyes of My Mother"
"The Handmaiden"
Plus, a secret screening.

There will also be special screening focused on election-year issues, animated shorts and live action shorts during the festival.

Besides a full lineup of films, there will be an opening and closing night celebration. M. Night Shyamalan will be at the ticketed opening night festivities. On closing night, award winners will be announced.

25th Philadelphia Film Festival

Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 30
Various times | $5-$13 per person
Prince Theater: 1412 Chestnut St.
PFS Roxy: 
2023 Sansom St.
Ritz East: 
125 S. 2nd St.
Ritz 5: 
214 Walnut St.
(215) 422-4570