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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 04:28:39 AM »
Of course the three I would most want to take the trip to see are playing on the weekend I'm not around.

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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 09:39:27 AM »
Which ones?

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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 09:49:27 AM »
Which ones?

Florida Project, new Agnes Varda, and new Kaurismaki. All on Sunday the 22nd, I think.

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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 10:24:59 AM »
Florida Project I feel is a casualty of the festival. Think that thing opens in NYC/LA this week, which I assume means it would have hit Philly/South Jersey the week after or two weeks later, but I assume they held it for the festival. That, to me, kind of blows, because it's just one screening. I'm hoping that it releases actually at some point too.

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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 11:05:00 AM »
If I had all the money in the world.

Would See (will get theatrical distribution edition)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (McDonagh)
The Florida Project (Baker)
Lady Bird (Gerwig)
Last Flag Flying (Linklater)
Faces Places (Varda !!!)
Ismael's Ghosts (Desplechin)
The Other Side of Hope (Kaurismaki - available online I think)
Wonderstruck (Haynes)
The Square (Ostlund)
120 BPM (Campillo)
Gemini (Katz)
Blade of the Immortal (Miike - I think this has distribution)

Would See (Rare Theatrical Opportunity Edition)

Radiance (Kawase)
Have a Nice Day (Chinese animation premiered in Berlin - seems depressing!)
Newton (India)
Walking Past the Future
The Workshop (Cantet - probably has distribution)
Princess Cyd (Cone)
Sollers Point (Porterfield)
AlphaGO (Go documentary)
Golden Exits (Perry)
The Bar (De La Iglesia)
Let the Corpses Tan (Cattet + Forzini)

Retrospective

Beloved (Demme)
Ichi the Killer (Miike)
The Last Detail (Ashby)

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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2017, 09:51:18 AM »
:up:

Sadly because they were scheduled at bad times for me, I will have to miss out on Wonderstruck, which I am bummed about, and Radiance and Walking Past The Future, both of which were on my radar when looking over the lineup. Mapped out a few things, and here are the choices I need to make:

Gemini vs. The Workshop (leaning Gemini)

Newton vs. Faces/Places (leaning Varda!!!)

The Square vs. Gemini (assuming I don't make it out on Friday, in which case I want to see The Square more, but idk when/if it will play Philly proper since I think it starts a NYC/LA/platform run on the 27th regardless. That said, when mapping things out and making a list, not looking at release dates I wasn't previously aware of, The Square was the only thing that got italicized and bolded, which I assume means it's my most anticipated since Happy End or Killing of a Sacred Deer aren't playing.)

Ishmael's Ghosts vs. Lady Bird vs. Blade of the Immortal (Blade, I think, starts a platform[?] run on 11/3, but I would like to see a Miike for the first time; however, Lady Bird is what I'm most interested in, but I also believe that starts a limited run on the 3rd or the 10th, so feel like I should prioritize Ishmael's regardless)

Let the Corpses Tan vs. Ichii the Killer (honestly don't know, it's hard to contextualize older things that I won't be able to see again on the big screen vs. new things that I also probably won't be able to see again on the big screen.)

Blade of the Immortal vs. Three Billboards (Again, both go limited in early November, but I'm more interested in Three Billboards. Kind of depends if I buy a badge or not.)

Sollers Point vs. The Bar (Kind of depends on what I do for Blade/Billboards, either way I can catch both the next day, I think.)

AlphaGO vs Borg/McEnroe (I do want to see this GO documentary because I respect your dedication to the beautiful game, but going to be hard to prioritize an early look at Shia for almost any doc. Unless it was Wiseman, I guess, which if there's a new one it's not playing. Also, that in turn sucks because once again I'm sure it'll get a Filmspots nod and be next to impossible to watch if you miss the PBS airing.)

Definitely hope to see the Perry, Have A Nice Day (there was no way I wasn't going to see this, always try to prioritize their animated offerings),  and I guess The Florida Project and BPM because that first Saturday is lean. Also looking like I'll try and see On Body and Soul (the description has me excited, should I be?) as well as a few other ones that I'll ask opinions about on Twitter if I end up buying a badge.

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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2017, 12:33:57 PM »
So, after a break last year, back on track for 2017. Now, the line-up I will eventually fail to attend:

10/19
I, Tonya

10/20
The Last Detail
Last Flag Flying
The Villainess

10/21
- likely a wash day -
Flesh and Blood
The Florida Project

10/22
Faces Places
Blade of the Immortal
Let the Corpses Tan (but woulda lived to have caught Ichi the Killer)

10/23
Wonderstruck
Darkest HourLet the Corpses Tan

10/24
The Wound
The EndlessBPM

10/25
Alaska Is a Drag
The Eyeslicer

10/26
The Square
Bad Day for the CutThe Endless

10/27
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Bar

10/28
Souvenir
Golden Exits

10/29
Borg/McEnroe
Custody

Thoroughbreds
Sweet Country
- Have a Nice Day or The New Radicals - Probably can make Day on time since it's preceded by a 9m short...
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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2018, 08:08:45 PM »
It's that time of year again!

Assuming I have limitless time, what should I see?

http://filmadelphia.org/wp-content/uploads/PFF27-Guide.pdf

EDIT: A lot in this lineup that I like, though obvi the disappointments are that the closing night film is a doc (yuck), no House That Jack Built or Climax, and that The Image Book slots up against Widows (which I really want to see, but will be out on Nov 16th) and Beale Street (which I will/should see at some point and won't release until Nov 30)
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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2018, 02:32:25 AM »
Looking at what I've seen:

The Guilty is a pretty clever thriller, well-executed but not much more than that either. It has a cool concept though - a 911 (well, 112 because this is Europe) responder having to deal with a situation entirely on the phone - that the script uses pretty smartly.

Wild is quite good though not the easiest watch, not that you'd expect it to since it's about a young gay prostitute. Oh, and he's homeless too. So obviously it's not a barrel of laughs, but it's most definitely not misery porn, and it features a very impressive central performance. There is more humour in it than you'd think based on that premise.

Everybody Knows is a bit of a disappointment coming from Farhadi, but still a decent melodrama.

Sofia is a very well-directed drama about a hot-button issue in Morroco (women are not allowed to have children outside of marriage, which results here in a woman having a baby after being in denial about the pregnancy) with a bit of a messy script, but it's pretty good overall - that one is exactly as dreary as the premise sounds though.

Dogman is also not a particularly pleasant experience, but Garrone sure can shoot small Italian towns and this is another very strong central performance (whih won at Cannes IIRC).

Burning is quite good, though perhaps not as good as you've heard. Still very much worth seeing for one truly great scene at the very least.

Thunder Road is basically a one-man show about a man who basically has a breakdown after his mother's death. It's very funny-sad, but not in an obnoxious way. It's my favorite out of this selection that I've seen.

Oh, and finally: I haven't seen Long Day's Journey Into Night but I did see that filmmaker's previous film (Kaili Blues) and I'm jealous you get the opportunity to see that one. His previous film was very contemplative, slow and mysterious and had an incredible 45-minute long take - and it wasn't just for show, it was meaningful and made the film succesful for me. I've heard very good things about this one as well, and it seems like it's somewhat similar, if that sounds like your thing.
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Re: Philadelphia Film Festival
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 08:54:14 PM »
Looking good so far. May pass on opening night, but tentatively we've got...

10/18

Ben Is Back (or not back, if I don't go)

10/19

Transit
Styx
The Party's Just Beginning
Galveston
Bodied

10/20

All About Lily Chou-Chou
The Other Side Of The Wind
The Image Book
Overlord

10/21

I Am Cuba/Cold War
Roma
Birds of Passage
Knife + Heart

10/22

The Guilty
Foreboding
Monrovia, Indiana
River's Edge

10/23

And Breathe Normally
Dogman
Wildlife
The Front Runner (I also think Lily Allen has a concert that night, might go to that instead)

10/24

Ramen Shop
Asako I & II
An Elephant Sitting Still

10/25

Ash Is Purest White
Dead Pigs
Prospect
Cam

10/26

Happy As Lazzaro
Border/The Angel
Pet Names/Teddy Pendergrass (awful closing night)
The Wind

10/27

A Long Day's Journey Into Night 3-D
The Favourite
Vox Lux/Diamantino
Her Smell

10/28

Infinite Football
Shoplifters
Non-Fiction
Donnybrook/Anchor and Hope
Rafiki/Thunder Road/Animated Shorts/go home and sleep

Still toying with a few. Really wish they just opened with Beale Street and closed with Widows.