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
Actress turned director, Sarah Polley ("Away From Her", "Take This Waltz") returns with a documentary that examines the deep seeded secrets that run through her family. Told with plenty of humor and heart, this critical hit is sure to strike a chord with anyone who has ever uncovered a family truth.
Director: Sarah Polley
Country/Year: Canada 2012
Run time: 108 minutes
Official Selection of: Venice Film Festival 2012, Telluride Film Festival 2012, Toronto International Film Festival 2012, Sundance Film Festical 2013
Film Discussion led by Professor Patti White
Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies, Patty White teaches film, cultural studies, critical theory, and gender and sexuality studies. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (Indiana University Press, 1999), and with Timothy Corrigan, co-author of The Film Experience (Bedford St. Martins, 2004, 2009) and co-editor of Critical Voices in Film Theory (Bedford St. Martin's, 2010). She is president of the board of Women Make Movies and a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective. Her current book project is on 21st century global women filmmakers.
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.