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Director Ted Melfi Turns Tragedy into Triumphant ‘St. Vincent’

Eight years ago, filmmaker Ted Melfi’s brother died tragically at the age of 38, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter named Taylor. Melfi and his wife adopted Taylor and moved her from Tennessee to Sherman Oaks, California, where she was later enrolled in Notre Dame High School. During her sophomore year at the Catholic institution, Taylor […]

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Philadelphia Film Society Announces 23rd Film Festival Line-Up

The Philadelphia Film Society presents the 23rd annual Philadelphia Film Festival from Thursday, October 16-Sunday, October 26, 2014. The 11-day event will feature more than 100 films from 28 countries on several theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including Ritz East, Ritz at the Bourse, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, PFS Roxy Theater […]

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Redford’s ‘All Is Lost’ to Open 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival

The Philadelphia Film Festival will kick off its 22nd year on Saturday, October 17 with the highly anticipated Robert Redford drama “All Is Lost.” The Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater will host the Opening Night event, which is scheduled to include an appearance by the movie’s director, Oscar-nominated “Margin Call” scribe J.C. Chandor, who premiered the […]

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Inside the ‘Despicable Me 2’ Blimp: Video, Photos & More

Since March, the “Despicable Me 2” blimp (aptly named the “Despicablimp”) has been touring the skies of the United States promoting Universal’s popular animated film, which opened July 3 to massive success. The “Despicablimp” recently presented a sequel to its summer stop in Philadelphia, when it dropped anchor at the City of Brotherly Love’s Northeast Airport. Alongside Chief […]

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