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MAR 20: This week in Philly repertory film

PICKS OF THE WEEK

FRI March 25, 2011
International House, 8:00 PM
Exhumed Films presents
Gargoyles
(1972)
Dir. Bell L. Norton, US, 74 min
+
Incubus
(1981)
Dir. John Hough, Canada, 93 min

Philadelphia-based purveyors of the odd and outrageous return with a “night of menacing monsters and mayhem” featuring rare 35mm prints of 70’s TV movie Gargoyles and early ’80s sleazefest IncubusGargoyles screenwriter Steve Karpf will be in attendance and the whole thing will only run you $10.  See you there.

SAT March 26, 2011, 8:30 PM
and SUN March 27, 2011, 3:00 PM
International House

Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia
presents
This is Sodom
(2010)
Dirs. Adam Sanderson & Muli Segev, 88 min, 35mm
This Is Sodom is a raunchy, big budget comedy that shattered box office records in Israel last summer.  It stars the cast of the popular sketch program “Eretz Nehederet” [Beautiful Country], the “Israeli Saturday Night Live”, and tells the story of Abraham, Lot, and the fall of Sodom with a sense of humor that alternates between Monty Python and Mel Brooks.  Film festivals often ignore this type of widely accepted mainstream comedy thus these screenings are a real treat for world cinema fans.

SUN March 27, 2011
International House, 7:00 PM

Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia
presents
The Human Resources Manager
(2010)
Dir. Eran Riklis, Israel, 103 min, 35mm
Israel’s submission to the 2011 Academy Awards follows a reluctant H.R. Manager as he travels to Eastern Europe to deliver the corpse of an ex-employee to her homeland.  Highly reminiscent of the dry, bleak comedies of Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki.

FULL SCREENING LIST FOR THE WEEK

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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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