3 theaters, 10 days, 120 films: The 28th Philadelphia Film Festival is here

Mike Dougherty
October 10, 2019 - 4:00 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday kicks off 10 days of movie magic in the city with the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival.

Three theaters, 10 days, 120 flicks.

"A lot of them are things you won't see on a big screen anywhere else," said Michael Lerman, the Philadelphia Film Festival artistic director. 

He's personally watched every one of them.

"Find something you've never heard of. Take a chance and just go check it out. I feel like that's the most rewarding experience that comes out of the festival," he said. 

Some of the movies have A-list stars like Jamie Foxx and Scarlett Johanson, others are full of people you've never seen. But Lerman says they spent a lot of time curating the list and he hopes you enjoy it.

"We're excited! It's kind of the best cinema from around the world, curated in one place," he added. 

Movies will be shown at the Ritz East, Ritz Five and the Philadelphia Film Center.