The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is proud to announce the full lineup for the 32ndPhiladelphia Film Festival (PFF), spanning from October 19 – October 29. This year’s Festival will offer in-person screenings at all PFS venues (Philadelphia Film Center, PFS Bourse Theater, and PFS East).
The Opening Night film will be Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut and 2023 Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award winner AMERICAN FICTION which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes and stars an exceptional cast including Jeffrey Wright, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Sterling K. Brown on Thursday, October 19th.
The Closing Night film will be SALTBURN on Friday, October 27th. From the Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell, the film stars THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN breakthrough actor Barry Keoghan and tells a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire featuring an all-star cast of Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe, and Carey Mulligan.
Centerpiece screenings include Bradley Cooper’s widely anticipated MAESTRO, a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein starring Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, and Maya Hawke; RUSTIN starring Philadelphia-native and Academy Award nominee Colman Domingo and directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfen which shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world; and THE HOLDOVERS, director Alexander Payne’s New England prep school comedy, reuniting Payne and film star Paul Giamatti.
Individual PFF32 tickets will go on sale:
For PFS Members on Monday, October 9, 2023 at 5:00pm ET
For general public on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 5:00pm ET
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Stay tuned to this space for updates and reviews from the festival!