Screenings — 26 February 2011 » Written by


SUN February 27, 2011
International House, 7:00 PM
Precious Life (2010)
Dir. Shlomi Eldar, Israel, 82 min, digital

A powerful documentary that focuses on a Palistinian woman as she seeks help for her ailing child in an Israeli hospital.  Her steadfast beliefs and seemingly unreasonable actions greatly effect the Israeli filmmaker who plays just as large of a role in the film as the subject herself.  One of the highlights of this year’s Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia and a worthy alternative to the night’s Academy Awards ceremony.

FRI March 4, 2011
Ambler Theater, 9:30 PM
Dir. F.W. Murnau, Germany, 94 min, digital

The silent German expressionist horror classic is brought to life with a live score by the students of the School of Rock: Fort Washington.  A truly special event with an encore presentation the following day at 1:00 PM.

Additional screenings of note:

$2 will get you a small popcorn, soda, and entrance into the 1952 musical comedy Lay That Rifle Down (MON, 1:00 PM, Ritz Center 16); the Unknown Japan series winds down with cult Japanese director Sogo Ishii’s subtle thriller Labyrinth of Dreams (WED, 7:00 PM, Bellevue); John Carpenter’s underrated In the Mouth of Madness is screened as part of the Colonial Theater’s monthly First Friday Fright Night (FRI, 9:45 PM, Colonial Theater).


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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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