Thursday, February 21, 2013
"The Best Exotic Oscar Party" is an Academy Awards Simulcast, dinner, and bazaar-style festival sale.
The Bryn Mawr Film Institute is hosting "The Best Exotic Oscar Party," an Academy Awards Simulcast, dinner, and bazaar-style festival sale on Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets available now at the Box Office and online. Online ticket sales will close Friday, February 22 at noon. Remaining tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office. Price: General Admission $70 BMFI Members $60 The event includes: HD Simulcast of the 85th Annual Academy Awards Bazaar-style Festival Sale provided by Ten Thousand Villages Gourmet Buffet Dinner from the award-winning Catering by Design Cash Bar Music by Philadelphia Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble Decor by Garden Accents and Janice Martin Couture Raffle Drawing of trip to Rome Additional raffle prizes including …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Online raffle ticket sales will close Friday at noon.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute is holding a raffle for a seven-night stay for four guests in Rome. Raffle tickets cost $100 each, and no more than 200 tickets will be sold. Online raffle ticket sales, which can be purchased here, will close Friday at noon. Any remaining tickets can be purchased in person at the box office or the institute's Oscar Party on Sunday. According to the film institute's Web site, "Travel To Rome With Love for an exciting vacation filled with adventure and new discoveries in a city whose history spans more than two thousand years! Rome is bursting with Classical, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and this seven-night stay in the Frattina Apartment will place you in the heart of historic Rome." The drawing will be …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The institute needs Lower Merion Township to approve construction permits Dec. 19.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a week away from final permission to expand from two to four screens at its Lancaster Avenue theater. The Lower Merion Board of Commissioners' Building and Planning Committee approved BMFI's request speedily at Wednesday night's meeting. A final vote from the regular board, whose full membership comprises the Building and Planning Committee, is scheduled for Dec. 19. Executive director Juliet Goodfriend told Patch she is hoping to start construction on the $3 million project in February and finish within about nine months. Construction is expected to cause minimum disruption to existing theater business. The institute needs township permission to consolidate parcels on the west side of its property. The $3 …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
See what films are showing in Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd and Narberth.
See below for movie schedules in the week ahead at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bala Theatre and Narberth Theatre, according to BMFI and MovieFone. Note: Times are p.m. unless otherwise noted. Narberth movie times later in the week will be filled in when the theatre announces them. For more information about the theaters and the movies they show, visit their Patch directory listings or websites:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Two new screens would be added to the theater.
Wednesday night, Bryn Mawr Film Institute moved one small step further in the list of approvals needed for the theater's future expansion. At Wednesday night's Lower Merion Building and Planning Committee meeting, commissioners recommended approval of a lot line change for the theater and held a conditional use hearing for certain design plans for the theater's expansion. The plans for expansion would involve building an addition to the theater that would house two new screens and face the Central Avenue streetscape. Because BMFI's plans deviate from certain design standards of the Bryn Mawr Village District, they necessitate a conditional use hearing in which the applicant must show how they are still meeting the design standards of the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Check on the film institute's programming.
See below for the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's theater schedule for the week ahead. Find more information about the films by clicking their titles or by visiting brynmawrfilm.org. GEOfest: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 7:30pm Searching for Sugar Man 5:30pm The Intouchables 3:15pm, 8:15pm Middle of Nowhere 3:00pm, 5:00pm The Intouchables 1:15pm, 7:00pm Samsara 4:00pm, 9:30pm The Sessions 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm Looney Tunes Shorts: “Greedy for Tweety” and Five More 11:00am The Intouchables 1:15pm, 7:00pm Samsara 4:00pm, 9:30pm The Sessions 1:30pm, 4:15pm,7:15pm, 9:30pm Talk Cinema 10:00am Siegfried 1:00pm The Intouchables 6:30pm Samsara 8:45pm The Sessions 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm Film History Discussion Series: Presidents and …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday and Tuesday have programs aplenty.
See below for the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's theater schedule for the week ahead. Find more information about the films by clicking their titles or by visiting brynmawrfilm.org. The Tingler 7:30pm The Master 2:00pm, 4:45pm Searching for Sugar Man 5:15pm Liberal Arts 2:15pm, 8:15pm The Master 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm Searching for Sugar Man 5:15pm Liberal Arts 3:15pm, 8:15pm The Master 1:15pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm Searching for Sugar Man 1:30pm, 7:15pm The Intouchables 4:15pm, 9:15pm Hook 11:00am The Master 1:15pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm Searching for Sugar Man 2:00pm, 7:15pm The Intouchables 4:15pm, 9:15pm Talk Cinema 10:00am The Last of the Haussmans 1:00pm The Master 4:15pm, 7:00pm Searching for Sugar Man 4:15pm The Intouchables 1:30pm, …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
This month brings a filmmaker appearance, two ballets and new film courses.
September kicks off fall programming like the "What's Up, Doc?" and filmmaker appearance series. This month also brings two ballets, a sing-along, a theatre production and new film courses. Currently showing at BMFI are Beasts of the Southern Wild and Robot & Frank. Public Relations Manager Devin Wachs tells us what to expect: Open Screen Monday (9:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10) Held the first Monday of each month, Open Screen Monday is a monthly free event during which any aspiring filmmakers can submit films, up to 10 minutes long, in DVD or VHS format. (This month's is on the second Monday because of Labor Day.) Others in the community can also attend for free. In December, there will be an Open Screen Showcase, a free event that will …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Deron Albright presented his film Destiny of Lesser Animals at Bryn Mawr Film Institute in March.
Local director and St. Joseph's University professor Deron Albright recently received a 2012 Pew Fellowship in the Arts from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. The $60,000 fellowship is awarded to artists who develop a significant body of work, according to a press release. "The Pew Fellowship is designed to support mid-career artists ready to take the next step, based on work they have already accomplished," Albright said in the release. "The work on my film The Destiny of Lesser Animals (Sibo ne kra, Dabo ne kra), and the success from that was a major part of the Pew's decision to grant the award." Albright, of Narberth, produced and directed the film during the 2008-09 academic year while he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Alison Klayman's first-ever documentary offers a look at controversial artist and social activist Ai Weiwei, who is an outspoken critic of China.
Alison Klayman's first full-length documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry premiered in Philadelphia last weekend and begins at Bryn Mawr Film Institute today, but it never would have happened if she hadn't gone to China on a whim six years ago. After Klayman graduated from Brown University in 2006, she thought the best way to kick off her journalism and documentary filmmaking career would be by going abroad. When a friend of hers headed to China, Klayman went, too. She learned Mandarin, worked on a Jackie Chan/Jet Li movie and worked on the Olympic website. Meeting Ai Weiwei In 2008, when her roommate was working on an exhibition with controversial artist and social activisit Ai Weiwei, Klayman was asked to produce a 20-minute video to go …