The fine folks over at the Cinedelphia Film Fest have just announced their second wave of programming and this one definitely has some great stuff in store for local cinephiles. Some programs of special note are the double bill of the Danger After Dark Retrospective hosted by the series programmer Travis Crawford and the Philadelphia Premier of Vanishing Waves, which won 4 awards at Fantastic Fest last year, including best feature.
The way these two great events tie together so well to Philadelphia is Vanishing Waves is distributed by Artsploitation Films, which Travis works for as their Acquisitions Consultant. Artsploitation Films founder/president is Raymond Murray the co-founder of TLA Entertainment Group, who were the sponsors of the now defunct Cinefest Film Festival and Danger After Dark, which is rumored to be making a come back this spring.
If you will, a moment of silence for Cinefest.
Okay, speaking of TLA I also have to admit the TLA Entertainment: A History sounds pretty amazing, as well. I still remember my first time in the TLA on 517 South 4th Street one fateful summer, it was definitely an eye opening experience seeing what a video store actually run by people who love film, could be.
The week concludes with Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies presents: Wes Anderson. Check out the full schedule with details after the jump!
Sunday, April 14, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
World Premiere of the Polonia brothers’ ARMY OF WOLVES (2013)
Nazi werewolves courtesy of Central PA’s no-budget horror favorites.
Sunday, April 14, 9:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Vivisections: International Short Horror Films program
Local filmmaker Matt Garrett hosts an evening of horror shorts straight out of current film festivals worldwide, all Philadelphia Premieres, select filmmakers in attendance.
Monday, April 15, 7:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
TLA Entertainment: A History
TLA Entertainment President Ray Murray provides a visual history of Philly’s major modern film promoters/supporters.
Tuesday, April 16, 8:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Farquar Muckenfuss play the Monkees plus HEAD (1968)
Local band Farquar Muckenfuss perform a full set of Monkees covers followed by a screening of the Monkees’ weirdo feature-film HEAD.
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
HIGH SCHOOL (1968) 45th Anniversary Screening
A rare screening of Frederick Wiseman’s controversial documentary on Philadelphia’s Northeast High School.
Thursday, April 18, 8:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
POINT BREAK (1991) with a live surf score
Bethlehem, PA’s Great White Caps perform an original live surf score to the testosterone-fueled action classic.
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Philadelphia Premiere of VANISHING WAVES (2012)
Current film festival favorite from Lithuania gets its Philly Premiere courtesy of Philly-based distributor Artsploitation Films.
Friday, April 19, 10:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Danger After Dark: A Retrospective
Film festival programmer Travis Crawford guides attendees through 12 years of mind-bending genre film programming followed by a secret screening of one of his favorites.
Saturday, April 20, 3:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Termite TV Retrospective
Free event; Termite TV provide an overview of their 21 year career along with a new piece on the subject of “surveillance”.
Saturday, April 20, 6:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Urban Archives program
Free event; Select Philly-shot rarities from the Urban Archives at Temple University vaults.
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA
Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies presents Wes Anderson-themed burlesque
The popular local movie-themed burlesque group pay tribute to the popular director of your girlfriend’s favorite movies.
The CFF is also currently holding a call for vintage Philly punk/hardcore footage for a visual retrospective on the Philly DIY punk scene:
A limited number (20) of All-Access Badges are currently available as a means of fundraising, no additional CFF badges will be made available at any point. Badges can be purchased here: