Cinedelphia Film Festival Announces Official 2017 Horror Selections.

March 7, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Philadelphia’s most exciting film festival returns for its fifth year!  The 2017 Cinedelphia Film Festival will run from April 13-29 entirely at PhilaMOCA.  Below you will find a selection of horror and genre programs, full schedule is here:

Also, like last year, throughout the festival the walls of PhilaMOCA will be covered in a selection of hand-painted movie posters from Ghana courtesy of Chicago’s Deadly Prey Gallery.  There will be a free opening reception for the exhibit on Wednesday, April 12 from 6-9 PM.

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 + 9:30 PM (Opening Night)
BLUE VELVET REVISITED – Philly Premiere of an extraordinary documentary comprised entirely of unreleased footage from the set of the David Lynch classic Blue Velvet.

Friday, April 14, 7:00 + 10:00 PM
AN EVENING WITH NEIL BREEN – The visionary actor/director who dethroned Tommy Wiseau in the annals of cult moviemakers makes his first-ever appearance in Philadelphia!

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM
– The pioneer of punk filmmaking makes a rare visit to Philadelphia for an extended chat/Q&A and a screening of Repo Man.

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 PM
– Philly Premiere of the latest film from Alex Cox, a retelling of the Tombstone legend in the style of Kurosawa’s Rashomon.

Sunday, April 16, 8:00 PM
(Philadelphia Premiere) – Critically-acclaimed and heavily atmospheric teenage vampire fable set in modern day NYC. Official selection of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 PM
BLEKKMETAL (Philadelphia Premiere)
– Documentary on a 2015 festival that celebrated the origins of Norwegian black metal. Featuring interviews and performances by Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, and more! Filmmakers in attendance.

Thursday, April 20, 7:00 PM
THE LURE (Philadelphia Premiere)
– The Polish horror/musical sensation finally screens in Philadelphia! Two mermaids attempt to adjust to life on land in the 1980s with horrific results in this savage coming-of-age fairytale.

Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM
– Creator Stuart Shapiro in attendance for a feature-length video retrospective of the legendary late night 1980s counter-culture compilation program.

Friday, April 21, 10:00 PM
– Legendary adult film director Carter Stevens (Poconos resident) in attendance for a 40th Anniversary screening of his murder mystery set within the NYC punk scene of the late 1970s.

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 PM
THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (Philadelphia Premiere)
– An unlucky young man falls for the wrong girl on New Year’s Eve in this ultra-bloody, super stylish horror comedy from Spain. The craziest film of the 2017 CFF.

Sunday, April 23, 3:30 PM
WEATHER HOUSE (Philadelphia Premiere)
– A group of strangers grapple with sanity and each other in a post-apocalyptic world defined by constant extreme weather changes. The strangest film of the 2017 CFF.

Sunday, April 23, 7:30 PM
BECOMING BOND (Philadelphia Premiere)
– One-time James Bond actor George Lazenby narrates his seemingly unreal life story in this comedic documentary/narrative hybrid. Official selection of 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 PM
THE LAST PINOY ACTION KING (Philadelphia Premiere)
– A comprehensive documentary on the life and career of Filino action superstar Rudy “Daboy” Fernandez from the creators of The Search for Weng Weng.

Monday. April 24, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society
– The CFF guest programs a secret film for the late April installment of the PPFS, an ongoing, semimonthly series of cult, exploitation, and strange cinema. Always free, always held at PhilaMOCA.

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 PM
I, OLGA HEPNAROVA (Philadelphia Premiere)
– Critically-acclaimed biopic of 22-year-old Czechoslovakian mass murderer Olga Hepnarova. Selection of the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

Wednesday, April 26, 9:30 PM
BORN OF WOMAN (Philadelphia Premiere)
– An international showcase of exciting and horrific genre shorts from female filmmakers originally assembled for the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival.

Thursday, April 27, 9:30 PM
SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS (Philadelphia Premiere)
– A dog groomer has a rat problem in this experimental L.A.-based oddity that is equal parts romantic comedy and video art. Selection of 2016 Fantasia Film Fest.

Full schedule including previously announced programs is available here:

About: The Cinedelphia Film Festival is Philadelphia’s alternative celebration of film that pays tribute to everything from locally-shot rarities to video-era oddities.  It is organized in-house by PhilaMOCA head Eric Bresler. The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA) is a multi-award-winning art and event space housed in a 100-year-old former showroom for mausoleums.  It was named one of the “21 Reasons Philadelphia is the Coolest City in America” by the Huffington Post and one of the “20 Best Things to do in Philadelphia” by Time Out New York.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)