Monday, March 13, 2017

Cinedelphia Convention returns in April

[Press release from Cinedelphia Film Festiva.]

March 6, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) - Philadelphia's most exciting film festival returns for its fifth year!  The 2017 Cinedelphia Film Festival will run from April 13-29 entirely at PhilaMOCA.  Below you will find a selection of horror and genre programs, full schedule is here:

Also, like last year, throughout the festival the walls of PhilaMOCA will be covered in a selection of hand-painted movie posters from Ghana courtesy of Chicago's Deadly Prey Gallery.  There will be a free opening reception for the exhibit on Wednesday, April 12 from 6-9 PM.

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 + 9:30 PM (Opening Night)
BLUE VELVET REVISITED - Philly Premiere of an extraordinary documentary comprised entirely of unreleased footage from the set of the David Lynch classic Blue Velvet.

Friday, April 14, 7:00 + 10:00 PM
AN EVENING WITH NEIL BREEN - The visionary actor/director who dethroned Tommy Wiseau in the annals of cult moviemakers makes his first-ever appearance in Philadelphia!

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM
- The pioneer of punk filmmaking makes a rare visit to Philadelphia for an extended chat/Q&A and a screening of Repo Man.

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 PM
- Philly Premiere of the latest film from Alex Cox, a retelling of the Tombstone legend in the style of Kurosawa's Rashomon.

Sunday, April 16, 8:00 PM
(Philadelphia Premiere) - Critically-acclaimed and heavily atmospheric teenage vampire fable set in modern day NYC. Official selection of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 PM
BLEKKMETAL (Philadelphia Premiere)
- Documentary on a 2015 festival that celebrated the origins of Norwegian black metal. Featuring interviews and performances by Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, and more! Filmmakers in attendance.

Thursday, April 20, 7:00 PM
THE LURE (Philadelphia Premiere)
- The Polish horror/musical sensation finally screens in Philadelphia! Two mermaids attempt to adjust to life on land in the 1980s with horrific results in this savage coming-of-age fairytale.

Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM
- Creator Stuart Shapiro in attendance for a feature-length video retrospective of the legendary late night 1980s counter-culture compilation program.

Friday, April 21, 10:00 PM
- Legendary adult film director Carter Stevens (Poconos resident) in attendance for a 40th Anniversary screening of his murder mystery set within the NYC punk scene of the late 1970s.

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 PM
THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (Philadelphia Premiere)
- An unlucky young man falls for the wrong girl on New Year’s Eve in this ultra-bloody, super stylish horror comedy from Spain. The craziest film of the 2017 CFF.

Sunday, April 23, 3:30 PM
WEATHER HOUSE (Philadelphia Premiere)
- A group of strangers grapple with sanity and each other in a post-apocalyptic world defined by constant extreme weather changes. The strangest film of the 2017 CFF.

Sunday, April 23, 7:30 PM
BECOMING BOND (Philadelphia Premiere)
- One-time James Bond actor George Lazenby narrates his seemingly unreal life story in this comedic documentary/narrative hybrid. Official selection of 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 PM
THE LAST PINOY ACTION KING (Philadelphia Premiere)
- A comprehensive documentary on the life and career of Filino action superstar Rudy “Daboy” Fernandez from the creators of The Search for Weng Weng.

Monday. April 24, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society
- The CFF guest programs a secret film for the late April installment of the PPFS, an ongoing, semimonthly series of cult, exploitation, and strange cinema. Always free, always held at PhilaMOCA.

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 PM
I, OLGA HEPNAROVA (Philadelphia Premiere)
- Critically-acclaimed biopic of 22-year-old Czechoslovakian mass murderer Olga Hepnarova. Selection of the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

Wednesday, April 26, 9:30 PM
BORN OF WOMAN (Philadelphia Premiere)
- An international showcase of exciting and horrific genre shorts from female filmmakers originally assembled for the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival.

Thursday, April 27, 9:30 PM
SHE'S ALLERGIC TO CATS (Philadelphia Premiere)
- A dog groomer has a rat problem in this experimental L.A.-based oddity that is equal parts romantic comedy and video art. Selection of 2016 Fantasia Film Fest.

Full schedule including previously announced programs is available here:

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