Music and film: Perfect together

April 13, 2012 – What do you get when you combine movies and music?

Aside from two of my favorite things – or a really great soundtrack – if you’re an area resident of Philadelphia, you get the first-ever WXPN Music Film Festival.

WXPN is a public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, which broadcasts adult alternative music, and may be best known for its World Café music programs. The popular radio station is well-known for introducing new and local artists to listeners by broadcast and the variety of concerts and music festivals held in the area; an event combining both music and movies is a first for the station and the Philadelphia scene.

The XPN festival, produced by the Philadelphia Film Society, and sponsored by the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, The University of Pennsylvania, The Wyncote Foundation, and Philadelphia Weekly, features four days of rockumentaries and biopics about musicians, beginning April 26. View the complete list of 25 films here. 

Most screenings will show at the Annenberg Center, located at 3680 Walnut Street in University City, and selected others, either at the TLA, located at 334 South Street in Philadelphia, or the World Café Live, located at 3025 Walnut Street in University City. The cost of individual tickets is $12 for general admission, $8 for students and members, or an all-access badge may be purchased for $125.

For more information on the festival, visit


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