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941 Theater: Local Filmmaker Night

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 15, 2009

May 17
6:00 p.m.
941 Theater
941 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA

Hosted by: Philadelphia Friends of Projected Arts

Come see three movie premieres by local Philadelphia filmmakers, including Jonathan Olshefski’s compelling documentary The Scrapper, which was reviewed here on the Underground Film Journal. The entire night costs just 10 bucks and will have free beer. Plus, the filmmakers will be in attendance and available to speak with. Here are the films and their screening times:

6:00 p.m.: 20th Century Boy, dir. Joe Kramer. Victor is a delusional young man living in modern-day Philadelphia, but pretends to be a World War I veteran who has just returned home from fighting abroad. A young woman, Jane, becomes involved with Victor despite her friends’ protests.

Portrait of a recycling collector named Joe

7:30 p.m.: The Scrapper, dir. Jonathan Olshefski. A documentary profile of Joe, a man who roams the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia looking for scrap metal to salvage.

8:00 p.m.: The Mind, dir. Isaac Williams. Six strangers are strangely compelled to kill and collect blood from innocent victims.