San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
JOIN US BEFORE THE FILM FOR HAPPY HOUR AT TIME WHISKEY BAR
FOR WHISKEY DRINK SPECIALS FROM 6:00PM-7:00PM
Time Whiskey Bar is located at 1315 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
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 working-class hooligan and father to-be sees a chance to turn his life of petty crime around when his community service officer opens him up to the world of whiskey distillery in this crowd-pleasing new film from PFS alum Ken Loach ("Looking For Eric").
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly
Country/Year: UK/France/Belgium/Italy 2012
Run time: 101 minutes
Official Selection of: Cannes Film Festival 2012
General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UARTS Current Students & Faculty: FREE
Film Discussion led by Dr. Paul Swann
Dr. Paul Swann is the current Chair of the Film & Media Arts Department and an Associate Professor in FMA at Temple University. Paul Swann studies and writes about visual culture from a critical and historical perspective. Research interests include the international culture trade and media and the city. He is currently writing about the reception of American popular television in Asia and British films in the United States. He is also interested in the synthesis of media theory and practice. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and scholarly anthologies including Studies in Visual Communication; Critical Communication Review; Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Media Development, Velvet Light Trap, Cinema Journal.
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.