There are some really interesting events coming up, two in the next week, that we’d like to put on your radar!
Professor Peter Decherney, Chair of Penn’s Film Studies Program, is teaching a summer class entitled “Hollywood, Covid-19, and the Future of Media” — As part of this class, he has been conducting weekly interviews with Penn alumni in the industry. It’s super informative and entertaining.
There are only TWO remaining interviews: Former Disney Studios President Rich Ross (TONIGHT July 29th, at 5PM) … and … Beetlejuice star Jill Abromovitz (Wed, August 5th, at 5PM)
YOU'RE INVITED to take part in a really phenomenal film festival that our Penntertainment-NYC Chair (Jesse R. Tendler) has been working with for the past few years. The Lighthouse International Film Festival (lighthousefilmfestival.org) runs all week through Saturday, June 20th, featuring a Virtual Cinema filled with over 80 amazing films and DRIVE-IN MOVIES on Long Beach Island, New Jersey! LIFF will be partnering with the Penn Cinema Studies Dep't to bring even more Penn-associated films to the festival in 2021. More info below...
The FIRST EVER Drive-In Film Festival! Plus, a Virtual Cinema as well!
Featuring WORLD PREMIERES for films selected for SXSW, Tribeca, and Cannes (all of which were canceled/postponed)! We weren't about to let the challenges of a pandemic shut us down. As they say in our industry, the show must go on!!
The selection of films that are screening this year is absolutely spectacular, with a finger on the pulse of our society and everything we’ve been experiencing lately. Join us in supporting filmmakers from all over the world over the course of the next five days. Get your tickets and passes to our Virtual Cinema here: www.goelevent.com/LIFF/e/List
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