The 28th Philadelphia Film Festival starts Oct. 17. It will showcase 120 feature length and short films, including the opening night film “Just Mercy,” with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Here’s some of the lineup:


Harriet, Director Kasi Lemmons. 2019, USA.

The Irishman, Director Martin Scorsese. 2019, USA.

Jojo Rabbit, Director Taika Waititi. 2019, USA.

Just Mercy, Director Destin Daniel Cretton. 2019, USA. Opening Night Gala

Knives Out, Director Rian Johnson. 2019, USA. Closing Night Gala

Marriage Story, Director Noah Baumbach. 2019, USA.

Motherless Brooklyn, Director Edward Norton. 2019, USA.

The Two Popes, Director Fernando Meirelles. 2019, USA, UK, Italy, Argentina.

Waves, Director Trey Edward Shults. 2019, USA.

Masters of Cinema: The latest films by a new generation of acclaimed auteurs and established directors who continue to reshape the cinematic landscape.

By the Grace of God, Director Franois Ozon. 2019, France.

A Hidden Life, Director Terrence Malick. 2019, Germany, USA.

It Must Be Heaven, Director Elia Suleiman. 2019, France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Palestine, Turkey.

Oh Mercy!, Director Arnaud Desplechin. 2019, France.

Parasite, Director Bong Joon-Ho. 2019, South Korea. Opening Night Masters of Cinema

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Director Céline Sciamma. 2019, France.

Sorry We Missed You, Director Ken Loach. 2019, UK.

The Truth, Director Hirokazu Kore-Eda. 2019, France, Japan.

Varda by Agns, Director Agns Varda. 2019, France.

The Whistlers, Director Corneliu Porumboiu. 2019, Romania, France, Germany.

Young Ahmed, Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. 2019, Belgium, France.

Spotlights: This year’s highly anticipated titles featuring some of the biggest names in front of and behind the camera.

The Aeronauts, Director Tom Harper. 2019, UK.

Cunningham, Director Alla Kovgan. 2019, Germany, France, USA. Opening Night Spotlights

Extra Ordinary, Director Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman. 2019, Ireland, Belgium.

Honey Boy, Director Alma Har’el. 2019, USA.

Paradise Hills, Director Alice Waddington. 2019, USA.

Seberg, Director Benedict Andrews. 2019, USA, UK.

Swallow, Director Carlo Mirabella-Davis. 2019, USA.

World View: Works that demonstrate the diversity and vitality of contemporary international cinema from some of the globe’s most exciting filmmakers.

Adam (Morocco), Maryam Touzani. 2019. Morocco, France.

And Then We Danced, Director Levan Akin. 2019, Sweden, Georgia, France.

Beanpole, Director Kantemir Balagov. 2019, Russia.

Divine Love, Director Gabriel Mascaro. 2018, Brazil, Uruguay, Denmark, Norway.

Flatland, Director Jenna Bass. 2019, South Africa.

Hearts and Bones, Director Ben Lawrence. 2019, Australia.

Idol, Director Lee Su-Jin. 2019, South Korea.

Invisible Life, Director Karim Anouz. 2019, Brazil, Germany.

Jallikattu, Director Lijo Jose Pellissery. 2019, India.

Litigante, Director Franco Lolli. 2019, Colombia, France.

Nina Wu, Director Midi Z. 2019, Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar.

Papicha, Director Mounia Meddour. 2019, Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar.

Queen of Hearts, Director May El-Toukhy. 2019, Denmark.

Synonyms, Director Nadav Lapid. 2019, France, Israel, Germany.

System Crasher, Director Nora Fingscheidt. 2019, Germany.

Temblores, Director Jayro Bustamante. 2019, Guatemala, France.

The Unknown Saint, Director Alaa Eddine Aljem. 2019, Morocco, France, Qatar.

We Are Little Zombies, Director Makoto Nagahisa. 2019, Japan.

A White, White Day, Director Hlynur Pálmason. 2019, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden.

Cinema de France: Sharing a language with some of cinema’s most revered classics and legendary auteurs, these new films have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Atlantics, Director Mati Diop. 2019, France, Senegal, Belgium.

I Lost My Body, Director Jérémy Clapin. 2019, France.

Les Misérables, Director Ladj Ly. 2019, France.

Sibyl, Director Justine Triet. 2019, France, Belgium.

You Deserve a Lover, Director Hafsia Herzi. 2019, France.

Visions of China: These films capture the complexity and dynamism of the world’s fastest growing and most populous country and its citizens.

Leftover Women, Director Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam. 2019, Israel.

So Long, My Son, Director Wang Xiaoshuai. 2019, China.

The Wild Goose Lake, Director Diao Yinan. 2019, China, France.

Made in USA (Part of PFS on Us free ticketing program): Lo-fi gems and new indie classics that offer a fresh perspective on today’s America.

Adam, Director Rhys Ernst. 2018, USA.

Blow the Man Down, Director Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy. 2019, USA.

Come As You Are, Director Richard Wong. 2019, USA. Opening Night Made in USA

Fourteen, Director Dan Sallitt. 2019, USA.

Lucky Grandma, Director Sasie Sealy. 2019, USA.

The Vast of Night, Director Andrew Patterson. 2019, USA.

Non/Fiction (Part of PFS on Us free ticketing program): Compelling and provocative, these contemporary docs encourage viewers to see the world through a different lens.

Advocate, Director Philippe Bellache, Rachel Leah Jones. 2019, Israel, Canada, Switzerland.

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, Director Eva Orner. 2019, USA. Opening Night Non/Fiction

Citizen K, Director Alex Gibney. 2019, USA, UK.

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy, Director Elizabeth Carroll. 2019, Mexico, USA.

Plucked, Director Joel Van Haren. 2019, USA.

Red Penguins, Director Gabe Polsky. 2019, USA.

Sunset Over Mulholland Drive, Director Uli Gaulke. 2018, Germany.

Filmadelphia: Showcasing the most dynamic and talented voices from the greater Philadelphia area.

Clemency, Director Chinonye Chukwu. 2019, USA.

Colewell, Director Tom Quinn. 2019, USA.

Maybe Next Year, Director Kyle Thrash. 2019, USA.

The Nomads, Director Brandon Eric Kamin. 2019, USA.

The Place of No Words, Director Mark Webber. 2019, UK, USA.

Waldo on Weed, Director Tommy Avallone. 2019, USA.

State of the Union: Stories of some of the most significant figures and events in American politics and diplomacy, which continue to shape the future of the nation’s democracy.

The Human Factor, Director Dror Moreh. 2019, UK, Israel.

The Report, Director Scott Z. Burns. 2019, USA.

Slay the Dragon, Director Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman. 2019, USA.

The War Room, Director Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker. 1993, USA. — (AP)


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