Screenings November 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 7 pm at Asian Arts Initiative: Launch night for the 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Through Tuesday, November 8, at various venues. 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, November 2, 7 – 9 pm at International House: Full Exposure: An Evening with Pawel Wojtasik. Cost: Free for IHP members; $7 students and seniors; $9 general admission. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Thursday, November 3: Philadelphia Film Festival ends today.

First Friday, November 4, 8 pm at Asian Arts Initiative: Screening of the music documentary, Black August Hip Hop Project, directed by Dream Hampton. Cost: $8 General Admission, $5 Students. 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia.

Saturday, November 5: Opening night of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. Various venues. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Tuesday, November 8, 7 pm at International House: Screening of two films, Angele Diabang’s short Mon Beau Sourire (My Beautiful Smile) and Andrew Dosunmu’s documentary Hot Irons. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 pm at Bryn Mawr Film Institute: Screening of the documentary No Impact Man (2009), directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein. 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Wednesday, November 9, 7 – 9 pm at International House: An Evening with Deborah Phillips. Cost: Free for IHP members; $7 students and seniors; $9 general admission. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Thursday, November 10, 7 – 9 pm at International House: Screening of Battleship Potemkin (1926), directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Cost: Free for IHP members; $7 students and seniors; $9 general admission. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Friday, November 11, 7 pm at International House: Screening of the documentaries The Sun Rises in Philadelphia and Seeds of Awakening: The Early Nation of Islam in Philadelphia, with guest speakers Dr. Khalid Blankinship and Precious Rasheeda Muhammad. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Saturday, November 12, 7 – 9 pm at International House: Screening of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), directed by Peter Weir. Cost: Free for IHP members; $7 students and seniors; $9 general admission. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Sunday, November 13, 1 pm at Bryn Mawr Film Institute: Screening of Tosca, performed at the Royal Opera House, London. A second screening will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm. Cost: General admission $20; BMFI members $18; Students $10. 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Sunday, November 13, 2 pm at University of the Arts: 2011 Documentary History Project for Youth Premiere, presented by Scribe Video Center. Terra Building, Caplan Recital Hall, 211 S. Broad Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, November 16, 7 – 9 pm at International House: Screening of The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010), directed by Andrei Ujicâ. Cost: Free for IHP members; $7 students and seniors; $9 general admission. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, November 16, 6 pm at Penn Museum: Screening of Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935), directed by Louis King. Presented by Secret Cinema. Cost: $10 general admission; $7 senior citizens; $6 for children and full-time students; Free for museum members, children under 5, and PENNcard holders. 3260 South Street, Philadelphia.

Thursday, November 17 – Saturday, November 19, 7 – 10 pm at International House: The Films of Dick Fontaine. Separate tickets are required for each evening’s program. Cost: Free for IHP members; $7 students and seniors; $9 general admission. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Friday, November 18, 7 pm at Scribe Video Center: Screening of At the Wall (2006) and Black Soldiers in Blue (2009). Director Warren Bass in person. Cost: $5, Free for Scribe members. 4212 Chestnut Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia.

Saturday, November 19, 8 pm at The Apollo Theater: Screening of the musical comedy Welcome to Harlem. 253 W. 125th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 19, 8 pm at Moore College of Art & Design: Weird Cartoons 2011, highlighting unusual and bizarre animation, presented by The Secret Cinema. 20th and Race Streets, Philadelphia.

Sunday, November 20, 10 am at Bryn Mawr Film Institute: Live simulcast of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty, performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Cost: General admission $20; BMFI members $18; Students $10. 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Wednesday, November 23 at Temple Gallery: Screening of Gregg Bordowitz’s video Fast Trip, Long Drop (1993). 12th and Norris Streets, Philadelphia.

Tuesday, November 29, 7 pm at International House: PIFVA and the Temmple University Film and Media Arts Department present five documentary films made by five Temple MFA graduates. Cost: Free for IHP members, $7 students, seniors, PIFVA members, $9 general public. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.