25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival begins Thursday

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 J. Andrew Greenblatt the executive director of the Philadelphia Film Festival.(Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

J. Andrew Greenblatt the executive director of the Philadelphia Film Festival.(Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

Philadelphia film lovers can avail themselves of the more than 110 works comprising the 25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival. Philadelphia Film Society sponsors the festival which premiers Thursday.  

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller is joined by the artistic director of the festival, Andrew Greenblatt as well as executive director Michael Lerman. For Lerman, the main objective of the festival this year is to be inclusive for as many film goers are possible; “we want to represent all types of cinema and we feel like there is something for everyone in the program.” 

The festival has grown since Greenblatt and Lerman took over in 2008 and according to Greenblatt that isn’t an accident, “I make the joke every year that this is our best program ever and I hope I can say it again next year, so far eight years in now I’ve been able to say it every year.”

The Philadelphia Film Festival runs from October 20th to October 30th.

 

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