Richard Linklater’s “Before” Trilogy Comes to the Roxy

And other recommendations in movies, knitting, marathon readings and more.

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The Roxy is screening Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, April 1-7

Marathon Reading of if on a winter’s night a traveler @ Kelly Writers House | Thursday, March 31
Italo Calvino’s 1979 novel will be read aloud, cover to cover, noon-9 p.m. So it’s already underway. If you’d like to read, click here.

Running: A Love Story @ Philadelphia Runner | Thursday, March 31
This is a cool idea Jen A. Miller, author of Running: A Love Story, leads a 3 to 5 mile fun run, followed by a Q&A/happy hour. Runners show up at 6 p.m., non-runners at 6:45 or 7.

Richard Linklater’s “Before” Trilogy @ The PFS Roxy | April 1-7
Before there was Boyhood, there was the “Before” trilogy, director Richard Linklater’s series of complicated, conversational movies starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Each installment was separated by years, allowing all the boring action to take place offscreen, and allowing viewers to catch up the with the characters as they catch up with each other. More info here: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight

Seijun Suzuki Series @ International House | Friday, April 1
I-House hosts the Smithsonian’s series of screenings of works by the 92-year-old Japanese director, starting Friday with 1957’s Eight Hours of Fear. It continues on Saturday with Youth of the Beast, Passport to Darkness and The Sleeping Beast Within.

A Conversation on Making A Murderer @ The Keswick Theatre | April 1 & 3
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s Making A Murderer series yet, stop reading now. If you have, you know trying to work out the truth of the Steven Avery case is like trying to run mud through a Brita (and new developments keep springing up). If the sad situation has any heroes at all, it’s Avery’s intrepid lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting. The pair will participate in a “in a moderated discussion regarding the systemic failures of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Steven Avery case.” See the video below.

ticket_jamaesmcbridePLOW Presents: A Politically Incorrect Crowdfunder Launch Party @ 2300 Arena | April 2
A fundraising party for PLOW, aka Philadelphia Ladies of Wrestling. The athletes will debate for the title of “Ultimate Warrior” and bands like Hand of Weed, Uphevil and Destruct Device will play.

John Fetterman in Fishtown @ Interstate Drafthouse | Sunday, April 3
The big, tatted-up mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and a candidate for U.S. Senate will talk shop. Isn’t it time we had a senator who looked like a Troc bouncer circa 1999?

Philly Pillow Phight 2016 @ Washington Square Park | Saturday, April 2
Grown ass adults wail on each with pillows in a public place, to the delight of Instagram. No feathers, no memory foam, no taking it too seriously.

Secret Cinema @ Rotunda | Monday, April 4
The city’s finest purveyor of lost films presents “Hopeful Visions: The Optimistic Future of World’s Fairs and Theme Parks,” an evening of nostalgic shorts from s bygone age.

James McBride @ Free Library | Tuesday, April 5
Reading and signing by the author of Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul. You may recall that McBride was also the author of The Color of Water, the 2004 One Book, One Philadelphia book.

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