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The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival is upon us. Running October 17-27 and featuring over 100 films from around the world, Reelblack recommends 8 movies of interest to lovers of African-American Film.
For complete list of films and to purchase tix,visit http://filmadelphia.org/festival
Discounted Tickets: Use the code pff22fof1a to save on your festival ticket purchase.
For a full downloadable .pdf of films we recommend with descriptions, click here
12 O'CLOCK BOYS (PFF ON US)
Saturday October 19 12:15pm Cinemark Rave
Saturday October 25 2:50pm Ritz East
A young boy dreams of joining an urban dirt bike gang in this thought-provoking documentary about making choices, chasing dreams and yearning to belong.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOMQY6k16TU
DIRECTOR LOTFY NATHAN IN ATTENDANCE ON 10/26
1982 (Reelblack Super Pick)
Saturday October 26 5pm Prince Music Theater
Sunday October 27 9:30pm Ritz East
A mother's drug addiction threatens to tear a family apart in this searing Philadelphia-based drama during the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic.
Interview with Hill Harper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUkRAL_BOk
DIRECTOR TOMMY OLIVER & ACTOR HILL HARPER IN ATTENDANCE ON 10/26
GOD LOVES UGANDA (PFF ON US)
Thursday October 24 3:15pm Ritz Bourse
Sunday October 27 7:20pm Ritz Bourse
The effects of the American evangelical fundamentalist movement on the religious and political climate of Uganda are scrutinized in this eye-opening documentary by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x3PTLQRQbA
DIRECTOR ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS IN ATTENDANCE ON 10/27
Sunday October 20 4:50pm Cinemark Rave
Friday October 25 2:45pm Ritz East
Auteur filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun returns with a fascinating look at the adventures of a disabled dancer struggling to survive the dangerous streets of Chad while doing anything he can to save himself and those around him.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls6UJNpIYyk
LET THE FIRE BURN
Saturday October 26 2pm Prince Music Theater
A riveting examination of the fatal standoff between Philadelphia law enforcement and the black militant liberation group MOVE, Let The Fire Burn details the aftermath of this tragic event through both news coverage and the subsequent public hearings.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eCA0bIezA
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Wednesday October 23 8:30pm Prince Music Theater
Acclaimed British actor Idris Elba gives a towering performance as the famed South African freedom fighter and politician in this sweeping adaptation of Nelson Mandela's autobiography.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAglZjX3HOk
Saturday October 26 7:25pm Prince Music Theater
Sunday October 27 7:10pm Ritz East
Gritty and suspenseful, McCanick is a tense action-drama about a volatile Philadelphia police officer determined to apprehend a recent parolee, who holds information about the cop's past.
View thrailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx9-cMZ9J_8
DIRECTOR JOSH C. WALLER IN ATTENDANCE
MOTHER OF GEORGE (PFF ON US) (Reelblack Super Pick)
Monday October 21 2:30pm Ritz Bourse
Friday October 25 7pm Ritz Bourse
This visually sumptuous drama finds a young Nigerian-American woman struggling to reconcile a new life and marriage in New York with the traditions of her homeland.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkzboSxcvJA
DIRECTOR ANDREW DOSUNMU IN ATTENDANCE ON 10/25.
Saturday October 19 2:25pm Cinemark Rave
Saturday October 26 9:45pm Prince Music Theater
An armed robbery, the appearance of an African-American man in an all-white Southern town and racial politics collide in The Suspect, an engaging thriller full of plot twists and surprises.
View trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsE3QJf205w
DIRECTOR STUART CONNELLY IN ATTENDANCE
"PFF ON US FREE" TICKET PROGRAM
Thanks to the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation, PFS is once again proud to present "PFF On Us," the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival's free ticket program that offers complimentary tickets to the American Independents and Documentaries screening categories. Anyone can get one (1) free ticket to any PFF On Us screening.
Films where free tickets are available include:
12 O' Clock Boys,
God Loves Uganda
Mother of George