Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and time-lapse footage of sunsets nothing but cruel, cruel lies. See cinema verite with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for one ticket to the opening-night gala (a $40 value)
- $40 for two single-day passes (a $110 value)
- $55 for one all-access festival pass (a $125 value)
- $99 for two all-access festival passes (a $250 value)
Held June 20–24, the film festival showcases unique voices and independently produced cinema. Single-day passes provide access to all screenings, panels, and roundtable discussions for a 24-hour period, and all-access passes provide the same perks for all five days of the festival. The opening-night gala shows screenings of four films, including an experimental short titled Nausea, which follows a young woman who wakes up to find her previous night's lover dead. The gala also treats guests to catering from sponsors Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia Distilling Company, and Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery.
Elsewhere, Feathers (June 21) uses animation and music to show the cyclical nature of a city, and Santiago (June 22) chronicles an actor studying a drug dealer for role research during a perilous day. Things get lighter with True Bromance (June 23), a romantic comedy about the bizarre behavior of friends and family during new relationships, and In the Footsteps of Willie Sutton (June 24), a documentary about a refined bandit who escaped prison three times. For a full schedule of films, click here.