ANDREW'S VIDEO VAULT
Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., 215-573-3234, armcinema25.com. Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen (2010, Germany, 156 min.): Philipp Stolzl and Christian Baier offer their take on Wagner’s rarely performed third opera, set in the midst of a Roman civil war. Thu., Dec. 13, 8 p.m., free.
108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. For Ambler’s charity Family Movie Day, a donation of 10 bucks’ worth of winter clothes, toys or canned food gets you into your choice of two movies. There’s Brave (2012, U.S., 93 min.): This mythical story follows a rebellious redheaded princess who tangles with her mother and a spell gone awry. Or there’s The Princess Bride (1987, U.S., 98 min.): The cult classic that still has you swooning over the words “As you wish” and rooting for Inigo Montoya. Sat., Dec. 15, 9 a.m., free with donation.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Ted (2012, U.S., 106 min.): A guy is at a crossroads: Stay with his girlfriend, or continue to live the bachelor life with his childhood friend who happens to be a crude living stuffed bear in a live-action comedy from the creator of Family Guy. Mon., Dec. 17, 8 p.m., $3.
THE BARNES FOUNDATION
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-278-7000, barnesfoundation.org. Elizabeth (2012, U.S., 10 min.): An experimental dance film set in the 18th century. Fri., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., $10.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Where the Wild Things Are (2009, U.S./Australia/Germany, 101 min.): Spike Jonze’s visually striking reimagining of the beloved Maurice Sendak book. Sat., Dec. 15, 11 a.m., $5. The Sound of Music Sing-Along (1965, U.S., 174 min.): A sugar-sweet nun gives up the convent life to become a governess for the Von Trapp family. Lonely goatherds, anyone? Tue., Dec. 18, 7:15 p.m., $10.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Holiday Inn (1942, U.S., 101 min.): Starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby as a pair of song-and-dance dandies who fall for the same girl — twice. Sun., Dec. 16, 2 p.m., $8. Two Years at Sea (2011, U.K., 88 min.): A doc about a man who, after living at sea, decides to move to the middle of a forest. Sun., Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m., $8.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Elf (2003, U.S., 97 min.): An oversized elf (Will Ferrell) travels from the North Pole to New York to investigate his family roots. Sat., Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m., $4.
3701 Chestnut St. 215-387-5125, exhumedfilms.com. Lucio Fulci Double Feature: Conquest (1983, Italy, 88 min.): The wild journey of a young man who sets out to conquer evil with his enchanted bow and arrows, and The Brute and the Beast (1966, Italy, 92 min.): A prospector must fight a gangster and his murderous son to restore peace in his Texas hometown. Sat., Dec. 15, 8 p.m., $15.
FRIENDS OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute Branch, 1905 Locust St., 215-685-6621, freelibrary.org. Bound for Glory (1976, U.S., 147 min.): David Carradine stars as folk legend Woody Guthrie in this biopic. Wed., Dec. 19, 2 p.m., free.
3701 Chestnut St. 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. In Memoriam: Chris Marker, Cinéaste (1921-2012): A “Marker-thon” of short films by the late experimental filmmaker: Remembrance of Things to Come (2001, France, 48 min.): A history of France as told through photographs by Denise Bellon. Six Short Films about Animals (1972-2006, France, 49 min.): Each one attempts to express a different animal’s unique beauty. The Koumiko Mystery (1967, France, 54 min.): A study of the Japanese Olympic Games. La Jetée (1962, France, 28 min.): This best-known Marker work is a meditation on time travel, consisting mostly of still photographs that became the inspiration for 12 Monkeys. …A Valparaiso (1962, France/Chile, 34 min.): Director Joris Ivens created this poetic, historic doc on Chile with his students. Chris Marker wrote the commentary text. Thu., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., $9.
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