San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.
About the film
Winner of several British independent film awards, this hard-hitting prison drama tells the story of a troubled teenager who gets incarcerated in the same adult prison as his delinquent father, forcing them to set aside their differences and work together to navigate through the jail’s complex system of protections in this impeccably acted, kinetic, unique story of familial bonding.
Director: Marion Vernoux
Cast: Patrick Chesnais, Laurent Lafitte, Fanny Ardant
Country/Year: United Kingdom 2013
Run time: 100 minutes
Official Selection of: Tribeca 2014
Film Discussion led by Deron Albright
Deron Albright has been making films since 1994 with work spanning documentary, agit-prop, installation, poetic animation, and short and long form narrative. His short, “The Legend of Black Tom” (2006), played at over 25 festivals worldwide and garnered 13 awards of excellence. His debut feature, “The Destiny of Lesser Animals (Sibo ne kra, Dabo ne kra)” premiered at 2011 New Directors/New Films, won the 2012 Paul Robeson Prize for Best Feature Narrative, and played at numerous prestigious international film festivals. Albright was a senior Fulbright scholar to Ghana in 2008-09, teaching directing at the National Film and Television Institute, is a 2012 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in Arts and Culture, was a 2012 Toronto Talent Lab fellow, and selected for the 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Intensive, Philadelphia.
Albright is an Associate Professor of Film at Saint Joseph's University where he teaches courses in filmmaking, screenwriting, and film studies - with a particular interest in narrative politics and global cinemas.
General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UArts Current Students & Faculty: FREE
When & Where
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)’s mission is to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the Roxy theater, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.