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Philadelphia– The Philadelphia Film Society will be hosting a special screening of the documentary “Rise of the Tigers” at The Roxy Theater on Tues., February 17, 2015 at 7:30PM.
Rise of the Tigers follows a high school football team from Kensington, Philadelphia, a notoriously violent and dangerous neighborhood. The film explores how the sport influences young men growing up in one of the most turbulent communities in the city, as well as capturing the vision of a coach who wants nothing more than to have a safe place for the community to congregate around their passionate youth.
The film reveals Kensington in a light not commonly portrayed by local and national media. Passionate educators and loving families put their own time, energy and dedication into creating a program that is setting their sights upward to the dream of Friday Night Lights Under the El.
View the trailer for the film at: https://vimeo.com/116697644
“We believe this is more than just a football story. It’s a human story,” co-director Max Pulcini said. “It’s a story that somebody from any part of the country can be moved by, whether they are a football fan or not. The dedication of a coach and the young men on his team is inspiring.”
“I’m really excited for the guys on the team to see the movie at the Roxy,” co-director Matthew Albasi said. “They deserve to see themselves larger than life.”
Rise of the Tigers will play after another short, Surviving Kensington. After both films conclude, join the filmmakers and select cast for a Q&A at the theater and then a post-screening happy hour at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse. Following the screening, Downhill Productions will be releasing Rise of the Tigers on the internet through their hyper-local news outlet, The Spirit News, and their upcoming website.
The film is being screened in association with The Philadelphia Film Society and Filmadelphia at the Roxy, a curated series designed to highlight local filmmakers and allow the city’s communities to participate with the Film Society in an accessible way.
You can register for your tickets at: http://filmadelphia.org/events/fatrfeb2015/