The Other F Word
(Ritz at the Bourse) A documentary on the lead singer of goofy punk outfit Pennywise alongside other punk fathers.  While on tour a few years back, we crashed at a tenement-like apartment in Cincinnati that was inhabited by a group of young delinquents (one of whom was celebrating his final night of freedom before an impending five years in prison for selling LSD).  My friend Dan and I were trying to sleep on the floor, but our hosts were up all night.  One of them, a 21-year-old unemployed father of two, asked us, “You guys like punk?  This is Pennywise.”  And thus the soundtrack of the night was a band that we’d known better than to listen to since the mid-90s.  To each his own.

(Franklin Mills) Individuals are faced with the horrors of war and terror in this import from Rwanda.  Recipient of the World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

A Warrior’s Heart, originally listed here, has been bumped to next week…Landmark loves making last minute decisions.

Also, South Korea’s The Yellow Sea is playing at the Rave/Ritz 16, thanks to Tim for the tip.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of 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.

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