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Philadelphia Film Festival to Open With Colin Farrell’s ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ Close With ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ Doc

The 2022 Philadelphia Film Festival has announced its full lineup, including the opening night movie. The Banshees of Inisherin from the documentary by director Martin McDonagh and Laura Poitras All the beauty and the bloodshed.

Scheduled to take place in person October 19-30 at the Philadelphia Film Center, the PFS Bourse Theater and the recently acquired PFS East, the festival will feature more than 130 films from 40 countries for its 31st edition. That includes the world premieres of three movies, the North American premieres of two, and the American premieres of two titles.

“This year’s program is one of the largest to date, further solidifying the strength of cinema today,” Michael Lerman, art director and senior director of programming for the Film Society of Philadelphia, said in a statement. “Not only is the quality of the film extremely high, we are thrilled to be able to bring bold, diverse and rebellious new stories to Philadelphia. With a strong showcase of thought-provoking documentaries and narratives, PFF31 truly highlights the urgency of the contemporary world we live in.”

The 2022 event will kick off on October 19 with the critically acclaimed Irish drama The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in a story about two lifelong friends who must deal with the consequences of one abruptly ending their relationship. The festival will then host the closing screening of Poitras’ documentary. All the beauty and the bloodshedwhich chronicles the life of the famous photographer Nan Goldin and the fall of the Sacklers pharmaceutical dynasty, on October 28.

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“We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Festival as we are finally back in full swing. More than that, and as cliché as it is, we are better than ever. Full theaters, more events, an incredible Festival lounge space and a host of special guests,” said J. Andrew Greenblatt, CEO and CEO of the Philadelphia Film Society, in a statement.

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Core films include Glass, directed by Rian Johnson and directed by Daniel Craig. Onion: A Knives Out Mystery; by Noah Baumbach White noise starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig; starring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins Armageddon time; Sam Mendes’ empire of light, starring Olivia Coleman and reuniting him with cinematographer Roger Deakins; The historical drama of Chinonye Chukwu Until; and Elegance Bratton’s first feature film The inspection.

Other notable screenings include the North American premiere of Rebelof mrs wonder Y bad boys for life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and a special screening of the biographical film directed by Daniel Radcliffe Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Special Event Screenings Include Action Hit RRR and a 35mm projection Magic Mike XXL.

This year, the festival, programmed and curated by the Philadelphia Film Society, returns to an all-in-person event and expands into a new theater, formerly known as the Ritz East. “Now known as PFS East, we are thrilled to bring this beloved theater, a Festival staple, back to life,” said Greenblatt. “Not only that, between utilizing PFS East and PFS Bourse, we are creating a stronger Festival presence throughout the Old City neighborhood.”

The full schedule for the 2022 Philadelphia Film Festival can be found here.

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