DOUBLE FEATURE: Firestarter & Near Dark

/DOUBLE FEATURE: Firestarter & Near Dark

july, 2019

27jul7:00 pm10:30 pmDOUBLE FEATURE: Firestarter & Near Dark

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Adapted from the Stephen King novel, Mark Lester’s Firestarter stars Drew Barrymore as “Charlie,” a young girl who develops pyrokinesis, the psychic ability to start fires with the mind. When a shady government agency known as “The Shop” abducts Charlie and tries to use her as a weapon, she flees to save herself and expose the nefarious plot. Followed by the stylish horror-western Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow’s second feature film as director. A roving group of vampires wreak havoc on an unsuspecting family in a genre film mashup that has become one of the most enduring vampire films of the 1980s. With its oblique commentary on race and gender in America, Near Dark is a powerful exploration of the darker impulses of human behavior.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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