FEB 13: This week in Philly repertory film…


THU February 17, 2011
International House, 7:00 PM
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Dir. Preston Sturges, US, 90 min, 35mm
A Hollywood director (Joel McCrea) researches the human condition by becoming a hobo.  A powerful illustration of the importance/impact of the film media.  One of the great American films.

SAT February 19, 2011
International House, 7:00 PM
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 108 Min, 35mm

Bergman gained international acclaim for this comedic romance.  A must-see, especially if you’ve only been exposed to the director’s more serious works.  After the film you should go home and download Sparks’ brilliant The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman to find out what happened to the director after the release of Smiles

Additional screenings of note:
Local connoisseurs of bad cinema are encouraged to verbally mock the Bride of the Gorilla (TUE, 7:30 PM, Cinema 16:9); Shuji Terayama, king of the Japanese avant-garde, explores his childhood in the strangest of manners in Pastoral: To Die in the Country (WED, 7:00 PM, Bellevue); female Italian director Alina Marazzi is showcased in a screening of two of her works (WED, 7:00 PM, International House).

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.

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