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PIFVA Cinema Speakeasy

It is with great pleasure we invite you to a screening of independent films, presented as part of Cinema Speakeasy, a program of Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA), co-hosted by Philadelphia Indie Film Showcase (PIFS) and Philadelphia Scriptwriters Network (PSN).

Parking is limited to street parking

Dinner and bar is available, and pay as you go. It's a full restaurant and bar.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will be split equally among the participating filmmakers, motivating them and providing much needed financial support to these independent filmmakers.

$8 ($4 for PIFVA members)

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WORDS OF ATONEMENT – PGC Studios 10 mins

Italy, winter 1944 - A small American convoy makes its way through an old village. Warner, an Allied medic, is writing to his girl back home. As the company drives through the town, a small group of Germans prepares to ambush them.

nner of "Best Undergraduate Picture" in the Temple Diamond Screen Film Festival 2011
Best Film - Roslyn Film Festival 2012

Written, Directed and Edited By: Phillip G. Carroll Jr.
Produced By: Kurt Eberling Jr.
Starring: Steven Costa, Gary Oswald, Mike Kettyle, Gerhard Laemmele, Friedrich Haas

Director's website:

DEAR DAD – Filter Productions – 15 mins
Sarah has her own way of making people realize their mistakes. Rick, a 30-something, single dad, discovers that his teenage daughter, Sarah, commits a prank on his boss. It launches a series of events that involve her and two others that throws their world upside-down changing their lives forever.

Starring: Leandro Hernandez, Charlie Cook, Vic Mancini, Shirin Caiola, Joe Pittro, and Vinoth Perk
Directed By: Abad Leyva
Written and Produced by: Bharathwaj Vijayakumar
Trailer :
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The Last Hug – Chicago Talkies – 19 mins

Mini is a young girl who has everything that she could dream of: a big house, a car, a secure future…but what she doesn't have is a father. There are no pictures in the house, no one ever talks about him and mother always kept lying. Where else could she turn to for help? She gives up and decides to leave forever when a total stranger walks in and, within moments, changes her hatred towards her mother into love.

Starring: Jay Disney, Quincey Krull, Walt Sloan, Jennifer Sall, Hilary Staton

Written & Directed By: Raza Siddiqui

FATE ACCOMPLI – SIGSALY Entertainment– 25 mins
Spending a lonely night in his luxury hotel room, Gabriel, a merciless contract killer, hires Faye, a beautiful, sultry call girl, to pass the time. But Gabriel gets more than he bargained for when Faye reveals another agenda and may not be what she appears to be.

Starring: Walt Sloan, Erin Breen, Carlo Aparo, Jill Schultz
Written and Directed By: Eric Neal

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  • Joanne C.

    This meetup was excellent. I was impressed with the turnout and the films. Great conversations and connections before and after the screening. Looking forward to the next one.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great screening event! I want to see more independent work, not that canned Hollywood tripe we're being force fed. Keep up the good work. Peace

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to see some independent work! Who's with me?

    2 · March 13, 2013

  • Wayne G.

    We will give away two $20 Uber Ride credits this night. Show up for a chance to win.

    March 10, 2013

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