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
A lonely supermarket worker befriends an elderly mother during a hospital visit one evening. The two form a special bond that will change the nature of their family lives forever in this moving critical favorite from last year's Toronto Film Festival.
Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Cast: Ximena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén
Country/Year: Mexico 2013
Run time: 89 minutes
Film Discussion led by: Maori Karmael Holmes
Maori is a producer, writer, director, curator, and the founding director of the BlackStar Film Festival. Her award-winning film/video work has been screened internationally and broadcast throughout the US. She has received awards from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation, Independence Media, Women’s Way, and Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights. In 2009 she was named an inaugural Philadelphia Creative Ambassador by Visit Philadelphia’s Philly 360° campaign. She was most recentlynamed a 2014 Philadelphia Fellow at the 60th Robert J. Flaherty Film Seminar.
Before launching Karmalux Creative, her consulting and production firm, Maori was the Associate Director at the Leeway Foundation, where she worked from 2007-2014. She also served as the artistic director of the Black Lily Film & Music Festival from 2006-2010. Maori received a B.A. in History from American University and received an M.F.A. in Film & Media Arts from Temple University. She most recently served on the producing and curatorial committee for the 2014 TEDx Philadelphia and currently serves on the board of World Café Live’s Live Connections.
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.