Lots of Cinedelphia happenings this week both around town and on the web. Tomorrow night, Monday 8/8, I’ll be hosting the monthly film discussion group at Jenkintown’s historic Hiway Theatre. This month’s film is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which I didn’t care for, but it provides lots of good talking points. Film at 7:00 PM, discussion in the lobby afterwards.
The summer installment of Unknown Japan, a free screening series of rare Japanese films that I program for the Japan America Society, kicks off this Wednesday, 8/10, at the Bellevue (15th/Walnut, 7th Floor) with Kihachi Okamoto’s amazingly bonkers Age of Assassins (1967). Tatsuya Nakadai stars as a bumbling teacher who ends up on the run from female assassins and Nazi scientists. Admission and popcorn are free and I’ll be doing a pre-film introduction. Future screenings will be held at the Gershman Y, Broad Street Ministry, and Shofuso House.
And this week on Cinedelphia.com:
Monday: Write-up on Secret Cinema’s Sister Ray Slam, which was held last week at the ICA, courtesy of the International House’s Herbie Shellenberger.
Tuesday: Review of Collegeville’s new Movie Tavern.
Thursday: Interview with The Future director Miranda July (and you still have plenty of chances to win tickets to see the film at your convenience).
Friday: Reviews of Final Destination 5 courtesy of Satanic Pandemonium‘s Samm Deighan, The Help courtesy of the fine folks at Filmhash, and my usual concisely opinionated thoughts on The Future, The Guard, and 30 Minutes or Less.
Busy, busy. Within the next five days I’ll be attending at least nine films in various theaters, which I mention because I’m still looking for additional site contributors that can lend a hand so that I can concentrate on feature articles.
And, as always, thanks for visiting.
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.