For its 27th annual edition, the Philadelphia Film Festival will be showing 125 films at a handful of Philly theaters, including a few creator’s tribute to the world of technology.
From Oct. 18 to 28, the festival will open with a screening of the recovery-themed drama “Ben is Back,” starring Julia Roberts, and will include a Q&A with director Peter Hedges.
We are very proud to announce the FULL #PFF27 lineup!
View the Program Guide HERE: https://t.co/U3KKaZV8Kg
— Philly Film Society (@PhillyFilmSoc) October 2, 2018
“2018 has proven to be an incredibly strong year for new film, and we’re thrilled to bring many of the most anticipated, exciting and original films to Philadelphia first,” said the event’s executive director J. Andrew Greenblatt. “The films premiering in this year’s Festival will be discussed and remembered for a long time to come.”
For the tech crowd, though, here are just three titles of interest:
Before carrying a computer in your pocket became normalized, a trailblazing startup in Silicon Valley was prototyping its way towards the smartphone. This documentary tells the story of how a company named General Magic became a virtual unknown.
Ritz Five Theater, Oct. 22 and 23.
A flamed out venture capitalist is searching for redemption in a too-good-to-be-true virtual reality company. The black and white sci-fi thriller is the second piece from director Yedidya Gorsetman.
Philadelphia Film Center. Oct. 28.
The 2001 Japanese drama harnesses Y2K-era cyberculture and the “downward spiral of two troubled, pop-music obsessed teens” playing out through online bulletin boards.
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