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Free Gift with Membership! All new memberships during the month of April receive a free Lightbox t-shirt or tote bag.  Already a member? Refer a friend and you BOTH receive your choice of a tee or tote! Visit our website to... Read More
On Saturday, April 21, Lightbox Film Center will mark a major milestone with its One-Year Celebration, a party in the spirit of this iconoclastic Philly institution. Chief Curator Jesse Pires explains what’s happened in the past... Read More
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 socialist uprisings in France, making this year a fitting time to have a closer look at the works of Philippe Garrel. In 1968, Garrel was in the thick of things as student... Read More
The UCLA Festival of Preservation is a biannual tour of moving-image works uncovered, restored and preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The diversity of the lineup—spanning forgotten Hollywood classics, little-known... Read More
In celebration of the re-release of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage’s seminal text Metaphors on Vision, co-editor Thomas Beard will appear at Lightbox Film Center on Thursday, January 25th. The program will include a... Read More
Freezeframe: Q&A with Herb Shellenberger, curator of Independent Frames:   1. What was the inspiration for this series? I've been fascinated by this work for a number of years. I first came across the films of Suzan... Read More
International House Philadelphia (IHP) and Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) present Intersection, an exhibition of 35 wall works in various mediums, all illustrating abstractly or literally the point at which two things meet. The... Read More
In March I visited the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive to see Hippie Modernism, a recently closed large-scale exhibition devoted to late ’60s-early ’70s counterculture movements that merged utopian aspirations with... Read More
The film program now known as Lightbox Film Center has a rich history. As we transition to a new era with our new name, we also felt it was a fitting moment to look back. A new exhibition on view in the gallery, curated by... Read More
It’s a big deal to suddenly rename a nearly 40-year-old film program. But we realized that even as our hidden gem of a cinema was steadily growing with new funding, more ambitious projects, and partnerships with many of the... Read More
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