PFF: Opening Night Recap
The 21st annual Philadelphia Film Festival kicked off in grand fashion last night at the Zellerbach Theatre on the University of Pennsylvania's campus. Getting the ball rolling was David O. Russell's latest feature Silver Linings Playbook, and the festival couldn't have asked for a more fitting Opening Night film. Truly encapsulating the aura of Philadelphia fandom, Silver Linings Playbook is a spectacular representation of our fine city. Starring Philadelphia native Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell's freshest piece of work is both downright hilarious and immensely heartfelt. Silver Linings Playbook is an exceptional example of superb filmmaking and David O. Russell surely has a hit on his hands. And once again, Philadelphia brings a sure-fire Oscar contender to the city's film festival. Expect a full review of the feature in the upcoming days.
A Look At Today:
On my schedule for today are Soprano's creator David Chase's own Not Fade Away and a Philadelphia based film called Detonator. Not Fade Away re-teams Chase with James Gandolfini as the father of a son who attempts to form a rock band and make it big during the 1960s. Set in suburban New Jersey, Not Fade Away marks David Chase's major motion picture debut. Remember to keep coming back for all the latest news and insight into this year's festival.