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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Set to Open Philadelphia Film Festival, ‘Flight’ to Close

'Silver Linings Playbook' Set to Open Philadelphia Film Festival, 'Flight' to Close

The Philadelphia Film Festival has announced its full line-up in a press release, with the locally shot “Silver Linings Playbook,” from David O. Russell, fresh off its Toronto Audience Award, set to open the Festival on Thursday, October 18, and the Festival planned to close with Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” on October 27.

Other films scheduled to show at the Fest include Tom Twyker, Lana and Andy Wachowski’s sci-fi drama “Cloud Atlas,” Roger Mitchell’s “Hyde Park on Hudson,” David Chase’s “Not Fade Away,” Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet,” and Fisher Steven’s “Stand Up Guys.”

“I can’t imagine a better Opening Night film for our Festival than ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ and I’m thrilled to have legendary director Robert Zemeckis bringing his latest film ‘Flight’ to Philadelphia for our Closing Night,” said Andrew Greenblatt, the Festival’s Executive Director.

More than 100 feature length and short films are slated to screen at the festival, which runs from Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 28.

Full Line-up Listed Below with credits and information provided by the event:

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, Director David O. Russell. USA, 2012 (The Weinstein Company) – Opening Night Film
FLIGHT, Director Robert Zemeckis. USA, 2012 (Paramount) – Closing Night Film

CENTERPIECE SCREENINGS:

CLOUD ATLAS, Directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. USA/Germany, 2012 (Warner Bros.) 
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, Director Roger Michell. USA, 2012 (Focus Features) 
NOT FADE AWAY, Director David Chase. USA, 2012 (Paramount) 
QUARTET, Director Dustin Hoffman. USA, 2012 (The Weinstein Company) 
STAND UP GUYS, Director Fisher Stevens. USA, 2013 (Roadside Attractions)

FROM THE VAULTS:

LOST HIGHWAY, Director David Lynch, USA, 1997 (Focus Features) Poltergeist, Director Tobe Hooper. USA, 1982 (MGM)
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, Director Paul Thomas Anderson. USA, 2002 (Sony Pictures) 
THE SHINING, Director Stanley Kubrick. USA, 1980 (Warner Brothers) 
SIGNS, Director M. Night Shyamalan. USA, 2002 (Touchstone/Disney) 
WAKE IN FRIGHT, Director Ted Kotcheff. Australia, 1971 (Drafthouse Films) 
YOSSI & JAGGER, Director Eytan Fox. Israel, 2002 (Strand Releasing)

SPOTLIGHTS:

A LATE QUARTET, Director Yaron Zilberman USA, 2012 (Entertainment One) 
THE SESSIONS, Director Ben Lewin USA, 2012 (Fox Searchlight)
SHADOW DANCER, Director James Marsh. UK/Ireland, 2012 (ATO Pictures)
SHANGHAI, Director Mikael Håfström. USA/China, 2010 (Radius Releasing) 
WRECK-IT RALPH, Director Rich Moore. USA, 2012 (Walt Disney Pictures)

MASTERS OF CINEMA: 

BEYOND THE HILLS, Director Cristian Mungiu. Romania, 2012 (IFC Films) 
CAESAR MUST DIE, Directors Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani. Italy, 2011 (Adopt Films)
THE EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY TRILOGY, Director Don Hertzfeldt. USA, 2006/2008/2011 Holy Motors, Director Leos Carax. France, 2012 (Indomina Releasing) 
IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, Director Hong Sang-soo. South Korea, 2012 (Kino Lorber, Inc.)
PARADISE: FAITH, Director Ulrich Seidl. Austria, 2012 (Strand Releasing)
PARADISE: LOVE, Director Ulrich Seidl. Austria, 2012 (Strand Releasing) 
REALITY, Director Matteo Garrone. Italy, 2012 (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
SOMETHING IN THE AIR, Director Olivier Assayas. France, 2012 (IFC Films)

WORLD NARRATIVES: 

BARBARA, Director Christian Petzold. Germany, 2012 (Adopt Films) 
DIAZ – DON’T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD, Director Daniele Vicari Italy/Romania/France, 2012 
EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY, Director Radu Jude. Romania/Netherlands, 2012 
KUMA, Director Umut Dag. Austria, 2012
LORE, Director Cate Shortland. Germany, 2012 (Music Box Films) 
A NIGHT TOO YOUNG, Director Olmo Omerzu. Czech Republic/Slovenia, 2012 
A ROYAL AFFAIR, Director Nikolaj Arcel. Denmark/Czech Republic/Sweden/Germany, 2012 (Magnolia Pictures) 
TABU, Director Miguel Gomes. Portugal, 2012 (Adopt Films) 
TERRAFERMA, Director Emanuele Crialese. Italy, 2011 
TEY, Director Alain Gomis. France/Senegal, 2012 
THE THIEVES, Director Dong-Hoon Choi. South Korea, 2012 
WAR WITCH, Director Kim Nguyen. Canada, 2012 (Tribeca Films) 
THE WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK, Director Marlon Rivera. Philippines, 2011 Yossi, Director Eytan Fox. Israel, 2012 (Strand Releasing)

NEW FRENCH FILMS: 

ALIYAH, Director Elie Wajeman. France, 2012 (Film Movement)
MY WORST NIGHTMARE, Director Anne Fontaine. France/Belgium, 2012 (Strand Releasing) 
SISTER, Director Ursula Meier. France/Belgium, 2012 (Adopt Films) 
THREE WORLDS, Director Catherine Corsini. France, 2012 (Film Movement)

SPANISH LANGUAGE CINEMA: 

AFTER LUCIA, Director Michel Franco. Mexico/France, 2012. 
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD, Director Benjamín Ávila. Argentina/Spain/Brazil, 2011 (Film Movement)
HERE AND THERE, Director Antonio Méndez Esparza. Spain/Mexico, 2012 Young & Wild, Director Marialy Rivas. Chile, 2012 (IFC Films)

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS: 

THE COMEDY, Director Rick Alverson. USA, 2011 (Tribeca Films) 
GAYBY, Director Jonathan Lisecki. USA, 2012 
GIMME THE LOOT, Director Adam Leon. USA, 2012 (IFC Films) 
LEAVE ME LIKE YOU FOUND ME, Director Adele Romanski. USA, 2012 
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, Director Terence Nance. USA, 2011 Simon Killer, Director Antonio Campos. USA, 2012 (IFC Films)
SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME, Director Bob Byington. USA, 2012 (Tribeca Films)

GREATER FILMADELPHIA: 

ALASKALAND, Director Chinonye Chukwu. USA, 2012 The Atomic States of America, Directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. USA, 2011
DETONATOR, Directors Damon Maulucci and Keir Politz. USA, 2012 
FROM THE SHADOWS, Director Matt Antell and David Hearn. USA, 2012 
FUTURE WEATHER, Director Jenny Deller. USA, 2012 
LA CAMIONETA: THE JOURNEY OF ONE AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS, Director Mark Kendall. USA, 2012 
THIS TIME TOMORROW, Director Shane Bissett. USA, 2012

DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE: 

THE AMERICAN SCREAM, Director Michael Stephenson. USA, 2012
BALLROOM DANCER, Director Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed. Denmark, 2011 
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES, Directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore. USA, 2012 
BROOKLYN CASTLE, Director Katie Dellamaggiore. USA, 2012 (Producers Distribution Agency) 
CALL ME KUCHU, Directors Katherine Fairfax-Wright and Malika Zouhali Worrall. USA, 2012 
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, Directors Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. USA, 2012 (IFC Films) 
THE FINAL MEMBER, Directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math. Canada/USA/Iceland/Italy, 2012 
THE LAW IN THESE PARTS, Director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz. Israel, 2011 (Cinema Guild) 
ONLY THE YOUNG, Directors Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet. USA, 2012 (Oscilloscope Laboratories) 
A PLACE AT THE TABLE, Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. USA, 2012 (Magnolia Pictures) 
PORTRAIT OF WALLY, Director Andrew Shea. USA, 2012 (Seventh Art Releasing) 
ROOM 237, Director Rodney Ascher. USA, 2012 (IFC Films) 
SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE, Director Debbie Lum. USA, 2012 
STEP UP TO THE PLATE, Director Paul Lacoste. France, 2012 (Cinema Guild) 
WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF HACKTIVISTS, Director Brian Knappenberger. USA, 2012

SIGHT AND SOUNDTRACK: 

A BAND CALLED DEATH, Director Jeff Howlett,Mark Covino. USA, 2012 
BEWARE OF MR. BAKER, Director Jay Bulger. USA, 2012
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY, Director Ramona S. Diaz. USA, 2012 (Cinedigm) 
EL MEDICO: THE CUBATON STORY, Director Daniel Fridell. Estonia/Sweden, 2011 
THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK, Directors John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker. USA, 2012 
THE SAPPHIRES, Director Wayne Blair. Australia, 2012 (The Weinstein Company) 
THE ZEN OF BENNETT, Director Unjoo Moon. USA, 2012

SPORTS IN MOTION:

THE GOOD SON, Director Jesse James Miller. USA, 2012
THE IRAN JOB, Director Till Schauder. USA/Iran, 2012 
TEDDY BEAR, Director Mads Matthiesen. Denmark, 2012 (Film Movement) 
WAITING FOR LIGHTNING, Director Jacob Rosenberg. USA, 2012 (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT: 

THE ABCS OF DEATH, Directors Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrián García Bogliano, Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi. USA / New Zealand, 2012 (Magnolia Pictures)
ANTIVIRAL, Directors Brandon Cronenberg. Canada, 2012 (IFC Films) 
DEAD SUSHI, Director Noboru Iguchi. Japan, 2012 
DRAGON, Director Peter Ho-Sun Chan. China, Hong Kong, 2010 (Radius Releasing)
HERE COMES THE DEVIL, Director Adrián García Bogliano. Mexico, 2012 (Magnolia Pictures)
I DECLARE WAR, Director Jason Lapeyre. Canada, 2012 
JOHN DIES AT THE END, Director Don Coscarelli. USA, 2012 (Magnolia Pictures)
THALE, Director Aleksander L. Nordaas. Norway, 2012 (XLrator Meida)

SHORT FILMS:

ADVANTAGEOUS, Director Jennifer Phang. USA, 2012 
ANOTHER BULLET DODGED, Director Landon Zakheim. USA, 2011 
THE ARM, Directors Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos and Jessie Ennis. USA, 2012.
BELLY, Director Julia Pott. UK, 2011. 
BOBBY YEAH, Director Robert Morgan. UK, 2011. 
BRUTE FORCE, Director Ben Steinbauer. USA, 2012. 
CAINE’S ARCADE, Director Nirvan Mullick. USA, 2012.
DON’T HUG ME, I’M SCARED, Directors Rebecca Sloan and Joseph Pelling. UK, 2011. 
FAMILY NIGHTMARE, Director Dustin Guy Defa. USA, 2011. 
HORIZON, Director Paul Negoescu. Romania, 2012.
I AM JOHN WAYNE, Director Christina Choe. USA, 2012. 
IT’S NOT A COWBOY MOVIE, Benjamin Parent. France, 2012. 
THE MEANING OF ROBOTS, Director Matt Lenski. USA, 2011. 
MOXIE, Director Stephen Irwin. UK, 2011. 
THE PROCESSION, Director Robert Festinger. USA, 2012. 
REDDISH BROWN AND BLUEISH GREEN, Director Samantha Gurry. USA, 2011.
REMOTE MEDICAL AREA, Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman. USA, 2012.
A SHORT FILM ABOUT ICE FISHING, Director Jason Shahinfar. USA, 2011.

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