The regularly occurring film programs that are screened in our state-of-the-art Ibrahim Theater, are generally grouped into one of the below categories, though there are plenty of screenings that fall outside of these series headers.
to our visual culture, the archive is a repository for any personal
memories, shared histories, objects, and documents through which we
revisit the history of our time. In this series, we explore the myriad
ways in which the archive, archival, and found materials are central to
the work of film and video artists who are discovering the dynamic
possibilities found within archives.
CITYSCAPES: THE VIENNA THAT NEVER WAS
“The Vienna that never was, is the greatest city in the world” - Orson Welles
Vienna in the cinema has most often been represented as a fantasy based on the imperial city it was in the era of the ‘fin de siècle’, when traditional social, moral, and artistic values were all in transition. This IHP series will attempt to explore the city of Vienna as a city both real and mythic within the history of cinema.
The series ‘The Vienna that never was …’ will feature works representing the late 19th to the early 21st centuries, from the historical and romanticized images of Vienna to a noir-tinged Cold War narrative, to the present-day artistic experimentations within the avant-garde, to cinematic masterworks, to rediscoveries of old fictions and nonfictions, as well as a rich selection of newsreels, actualités, and home movies.
DIRECTORS IN FOCUS
Each Directors in Focus series features the films of a highly accomplished director whose work has had a major impact on cinematic history. Many times the director's films have received extensive national and international exhibition, and have won film awards from around the world, though featured works may also be masterpieces that are often overlooked. Past Directors in Focus have been: John Akomfrah, Peter Rose, Robert Bresson, Joseph Strick, Atom Egoyan. Nicholas Ray, and Jacues Rivette.
is now entertaining families when we open the doors to all ages for our
series of family friendly matinees, two Saturdays every month at
2pm. The series brings the big screen to children, inspiring
their imaginations-- and yours, too! Don’t miss this opportunity to
encourage a love of film and art from a young age. Film-goers of all
ages will delight in this carefully curated selection of inspired cinema
from around the world. With a diverse line-up of programming geared
towards children, teens, parents, and grandparents, there is no reason
to leave anyone at home! Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.
THE JANUS COLLECTION
Truly one of our national treasures, Janus Films is a vital part of American film culture. International House continues the Janus Collection with titles from their library, all in brand new or restored 35mm prints.
Motion Pictures is a
monthly series that focuses on different movements in film culture such
as science fiction, city symphonies, and New German Cinema. It has
previously featured the films of Georges Méliès, John Ford, Preston
Sturges, and Andrei Tarkovsky.
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