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“Akeelah” and “Friends with Money” Bookend Philadelphia Film Festival

"Akeelah" and "Friends with Money" Bookend Philadelphia Film Festival

The 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival willl open March 30th with Laurence Fishburne‘s “Akeelah and the Bee” and close April 11th with Nicole Holofcener‘s “Friends with Money,” the Philadelphia Film Society, the organizers of the event announced Thursday. The festival will screen 231 films, including 115 feature films and 30 full-length documentaries. Susan Sarandon will receive the fest’s Artistic Achievement Award. indieWIRE will publish a larger festival line up next week. [Brian Brooks]

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