fest23As if you needed more reasons to love the Philadelphia Film Festival – beyond the fact that they work year-round to bring a first-rate roster of independent and international films – InLiquid fans get a $2 discount off any regularly-priced ticket.

To make your selection even easier, we’ve included some of our favorite picks that cross-over into the realm of visual arts. Just use promo code LIQPFF23 to access your discount when ordering.

Friday, October 17, 7 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2:25 pm
– #Screening
Art and Craft (2014), dir. Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, co-directed by Mark Becker
From Robin Hood to Thomas Crown, fact to fiction, it’s difficult not to follow the careers of thieves, confidence men, and other masters of trickery. A documentary explores the origins of modern art forger Mark Landis, as he prepares for an exhibition celebrating the craft in his copy-work.
Ritz Bourse, 400 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia
PFS Roxy Theater B, 2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Saturday, October 18, 4:45 pm – #Screening
Mulholland Drive (2001), dir. David Lynch
Monday, October 20, 10 pm – #Screening
Blue Velvet (1986), dir. David Lynch
Tuesday, October 21, 6 pm – #Screening
The Straight Story (1999), dir. David Lynch
If PAFA’s David Lynch exhibition has reawakened your thirst for mystery and mayhem, take a satisfying swig from the selections offered at this year’s film festival. From film noir to cross-country road trip, reenter the vividly familiar, uniquely strange world of the painter and director.
Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Saturday, October 18, 6:45 pm
Wednesday, October 22, 6:45 pm
– #Screening
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014), dir. Isao Takahata
Studio Ghibli has become an animation sanctuary for the human heart, bending and beautifying childhood fears, first love, and deep loss into stunning imagery. Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) translates the ancient Japanese tale of a lost princess who finds herself trapped by the demands of noble life.
Ritz Bourse, 400 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 22, 6:45 pm
Saturday, October 25, 1:15 pm
– #Screening
Goodbye to Language 3D (2014), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović (2013), dir. Matthu Placek
Can 3D film ever be more than just a gimmick? If anyone can answer that question in the affirmative, it’s probably Jean-Luc Godard. His latest film breaks down the complications of modern relationships through a person’s companions: from frantic technological devices to a simple, straightforward canine.
Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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