Every year the South Side Film Institute presents the SouthSide Film Festival. The festival features films from across the nation and world as well as Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
Bring out the family and check out the newly-revived children's film series, featuring award-winning kids films for free! Running June 11-14th, 2014.
Let the Fire Burn - In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Charles A. Brown Ice House 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem, PA
Classic Silent Film!
City Lights - The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Mauch Chunk Opera House - 14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania 18229
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