The Balcony, 1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, theawesomefest.com, thetroc.com. Shut Up and Play the Hits (2011, U.S., 100 min.): LCD Soundsystem’s final concert accompanied by James Murphy’s musings on the group’s decision to split. (For more music-film screenings in September, see The Checklist) Sat., Sept. 8, midnight, $7.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Fight Club (2001, U.S., 113 min.): “The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.” Mon., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., $3.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Rent Sing-Along (2005, U.S., 135 min.): A leap year actually consists of 527,040 minutes. Tue., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., $10. In the Family (2011 U.S., 169 min.): A gay man fights to gain custody of his recently deceased partner’s son. Wed., Sept. 12, 7 p.m., $10.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Pumpkinhead (1988, U.S., 86 min.): A father conjures a demon to torture the teens who killed his son. Fri., Sept. 7, 9:45 p.m., $8. The Lost Weekend (1945, U.S., 101 min.): While attempting recovery, an alcoholic writer goes on a four-day binge. Sun., Sept. 9, 2 p.m., $8.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. La Dolce Vita (1960, Italy, 174 min.): One insane week in the life of a disillusioned paparazzo. Sun., Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m., $9.75.
FRIENDS OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute Branch, 1905 Locust St., 215-685-6621, freelibrary.org. Le Million (1931, France, 81 min.): A pair of cash-strapped Frenchmen race across Paris to be the first to find a jacket that holds a winning lottery ticket. Wed., Sept. 12, 2 p.m., free.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. The Nine Muses (2010, U.K., 94 min.): In this experimental film by John Akomfrah, the story of U.K. immigration from the 1960s onward is told through wintry landscape shots of Alaska. Sat., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., $9.
KINOWATT FILM SERIES
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St., 215-557-0455, kinowatt.wordpress.com. Promised Land (2009, U.S., 53 min.): Two South African communities fight to reclaim land that was taken from their ancestors during apartheid. Tue., Sept. 11, 7 p.m., $8.
SECOND SUNDAY CULTURE FILMS
Penn Museum, 3260 South St., 215-898-4000, penn.museum. Smokin’ Fish (2011, U.S., 81 min.): The Penn Museum kicks off its latest film series with this doc about a man attempting to live a “traditional indigenous lifestyle in the Northwest” while managing an ultra-modern cyber business. Student group Penn Natives will lead a post-film discussion. Sun., Sept. 9, 2 p.m., free with museum’s $12 admission fee.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., 215-236-3000, thesecretcinema.com. We Who Are About to Die (1937, U.S., 81 min.): Based on the story of author David Lamson, two people stand up for an innocent man on death row. Speaking of films about death row: R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan. Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $10.
The Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St., seventh floor, unknown-japan.com. Mystery Movie (Japan): We were only given one hint: “All features are shown with English subtitles.” Wed., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., free.
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