The return of the Philly F/M Festival will surely elicit just as many groans as it does clueless “huh’s?”. For those few who were aware of its overly ambitious presence last fall, take a step back from the disasters you experienced and check out the festival’s much more reasonably programmed (film-wise, at least) slate scheduled for September 22 – 25. Their nine film program, which will be held at the Invincible Pictures Sound Stages (with a reported capacity of 1,000), is entirely comprised of esoteric music documentaries. Here are the films/subjects:
Beatboxing: The 5th Element of Hip Hop: Beatboxing.
Better Than Something: Jay Reatard.
Bob and the Monster: Bob Forrest.
Broke: Music industry.
Color Me Obsessed: The Replacements.
Echotone: Austin-based musicians.
Freaks In Love: Alice Donut.
Meet Me On South Street: JC Dobbs (as seen at PIFF).
Sound It Out: Record shop in England.
They have a theme and they’re sticking to it.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.