108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Great Expectations (1946, U.K, 118 min.): Young Pip cashes in when a rich relative dies. But now he has to navigate the upper class. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
ANDREW'S VIDEO VAULT
Rotunda, 4010 Walnut St., armcinema25.com. First, Dementia (1955, U.S., 56 min.): A young woman wanders silently through nightmarish slums. Then, Freud (1962, U.S., 120 min.): Sigmund Freud’s life from 1885 to 1890, detailing his discovery of the Oedipus complex and the subconscious. Thu., Sept. 13, 8 p.m., free.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Jawbreaker (1999, U.S., 87 min.): What to do when your kidnapped prom queen chokes on a jawbreaker? Mon., Sept. 17, 8 p.m., $3. The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2012, U.S., 90 min.): This much-anticipated Philly premiere will be followed by a Q&A with director Danny Garcia and a performance by local Clash-inspired rockers The High Five and Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore. Click here for a list of other music-centric films playing in September. Tue., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., $10.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Awakenings (1990, U.S., 121 min.): Controversy ensues when a neurologist announces his plan to awaken catatonic epidemic survivors with an experimental drug. Tue., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., $10.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. The Killers (1946, U.S., 103 min.): An insurance investigator defies orders to solve a gas station attendant’s murder. Sun., Sept. 16, 2 p.m., $8. They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (2012, U.S., 84 min.): Robert H. Lieberman’s gorgeously shot documentary offers a rare glimpse at “the second most isolated country on the planet.” Sun., Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m., $8.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Great Expectations (1946, U.K., 118 min.): See Ambler Theater listing for description. Thu., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., $9.75. Big Night (1996, U.S., 107 min.): Italian-immigrant siblings try to save a failing restaurant by serving a grand meal to Louis Prima. Wed., Sept. 19, 5:45 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. Diva (1982, France, 118 min.): This film — about a famous singer whose bootlegged recording is used to solve a crime — stars Philadelphia soprano Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, who studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Academy of Vocal Arts and worked at the Free Library. Wed., Sept. 19, 2 p.m., free.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. The Love Parade (1929, U.S., 107 min.): In this early talkie, Count Renard quickly discovers it kind of bites to be bullheaded Queen Louise’s husband and consort. Thu., Sept. 13, 7 p.m., $9. The Thief of Mirrors and Looking for Love in the Hall of Mirrors (2012, U.S.): Showing as a part of Fringe, this is a pairing of films by local experimental filmmaker Daniel Barrow created as “video alternately coalesced with drawings on an overhead projector.” Fri., Sept. 14, 7 p.m., $10. Elena and Her Men (1956, U.S., 95 min.): A WWI-era love triangle forms between Polish countess Elena, a general in a radical French party and a Parisian officer. Sat., Sept. 15, 7 p.m., $9. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012, U.S., 105 min.): Director Matthew Akers’ captivating documentary follows groundbreaking Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic as she preps for a major retrospective of her work at MoMA. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., $9.
MOSAIC AT THE MOVIES
Anderson Hall, Temple University, 2129 N. Broad St., temple.edu. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter (1999, U.S., 91 min.): Fred A. Leuchter, developer of a more-efficient electric chair, finds his fortune crumbling when he testifies as a Holocaust denier. Tue., Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., free.