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18 March 2008 @ 09:00 am
2008 Philadelphia Film Festival  
Well, it's Philadelphia Film Festival time again. Too soon for me to be taking another full-on vacation, but the festival is one of my annual traditions and the movies don't start until the afternoon, so I'll just work a lot of half days.

It's movies from all over the world, in all sorts of genres and languages. This year, there's plenty of sex, violence, comedy, drama, and supernatural horror, some interesting animation and shorts, and a good catch from my two favorite filmmaking countries: India and South Korea. They're showing the new Stuart "Re-Animator" Gordon film, the original silent version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (with live music by the band Golden Ball), and a Muslim telling of the story of Jesus that I'm kind of curious about.

I generally aim for three movie days, with four movie days from friday to sunday. Last year, I made it to 31 of the films (36 in 2006, 39 in 2005). My tentative schedule for this year has 41 films, but I anticipate that I'll drop anywhere from 5-10 of those depending on my energy level, the curvature of my spine, and the dryness of my eyes.

Here's my schedule:

Fri April 4
5:00 PM - The Sea Within - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
7:15 PM - The Red Elvis - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
9:30 PM - Bad Biology - Prince Music Theater

Sat April 5
12:00 PM - Beloved - Prince Music Theater
2:30 PM - Storm
7:30 PM - Like a Shooting Star - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
10:00 PM - Stuck - Ritz East Theater 1

Sun April 6
12:00 PM - Mongol - Ritz Five
2:30 PM - American Teen - Ritz East Theater 2
7:00 PM - Medicine For Melancholy - Ritz East Theater 2
9:30 PM - Mirageman - Ritz East Theater 2

Mon April 7
5:00 PM - Jesus, the Spirit of God - Ritz Five (?)
7:15 PM - Lovely By Surprise - Ritz Five
9:30 PM - A Day for an Affair - Ritz Five

Tue April 8
2:30 PM - Dharm - Ritz East Theater 1
4:45 PM - Darling - Ritz Five
7:15 PM - The Savage Breast (shorts program) - International House (?)
9:30 PM - The Sperm - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux

Wed April 9
2:15 PM - Mister Foe - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
4:30 PM - Priceless - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
9:30 PM - Roman de gare - Ritz Five (?)

Thu April 10
2:30 PM - The Sandman - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
4:45 PM - The Voyeurs - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
9:45 PM - Epitaph - Ritz East Theater 1

Fri April 11
2:30 PM - Chop Shop - Ritz Five
5:30 PM - Help Me Eros - Ritz East Theater 1
7:15 PM - Beautiful Loser - Ritz East Theater 2
9:30 PM - Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer - Ritz East Theater 2

Sat April 12
12:00 PM - Global Impact (shorts program) - Prince Music Theater
2:15 PM - Young People Fucking - Prince Music Theater
5:15 PM - Soo - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux (?)
7:45 PM - Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
10:00 PM - Triangle - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux

Sun April 13
12:15 PM - The Forbidden Kingdom - Prince Music Theater
5:00 PM - Film Noir - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
7:15 PM - Timecrimes - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
9:30 PM - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Prince Music Theater

Mon April 14
2:30 PM - Dust - Ritz East Theater 2
5:00 PM - The Year of the Nail - The Bridge: Cinema DeLux
9:30 PM - Vexille - Prince Music Theater (?)

Tues April 15
7:15 PM - Patti Smith: Dream of Life - Prince Music Theater

If any of you are thinking about seeing some of these, let me know.

Listening to: Lou Reed - Caroline Says I
ghibli_geek on March 18th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
I just got the program in the mail; if you wouldn't mind some company, I might actually come out for a few.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on March 18th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Well, I sure wish you would!
ghibli_geek on March 18th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Well, fine then! I will!
Pallaspallasathene8 on March 18th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
It must cost a lot of money to see that many movies.

Is The Sea Within the same as The Sea Inside, or is it a totally different movie?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on March 18th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Y'know... I was wondering why that title sounded so familiar.

But no, totally different movies. This one is an Indian film about a woman going a little crazy because she's cheating on her husband.
orcaarroworcaarrow on March 19th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Now I feel truly clueless. Normally I've heard of one or two of the films that you propose to see. Things year not a one.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ape in icelandassmonkeydiary on March 19th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
I've seen a trailer for Priceless and a poster for Roman de Gare, but that's it. Outside of what I've seen in the festival catalog, the rest are pretty much unknown quantities to me.
jerolj on March 19th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Don't do this to me all at once. First a list of films I'll maybe lucky to see a handful of, and then you post an image that's the perfect wallpaper only it's too damn small. Curse you Ass-Monkey, you have vexed me again.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: evil monkey grinassmonkeydiary on March 19th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Two vexes in one post! I'm on a roll!