A collaboration between WXPN, the listener-sponsored radio station that broadcasts from the University of Pennsylvania campus and the Philadelphia Film Society, the festival begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
This year’s event features 17 musical films (documentaries, musician biopics and movies with great soundtracks), live music performances and a variety of other activities, such as an audience sing-along to the musical “Grease”.
The festival kicks off at the Annenburg-Zellerbach Center (36th & Walnut Streets) with the “Good Ol’ Freda”, the documentary about Freda Kelly who worked as the Beatles’ secretary for 11 years. After the screening there will be an opening night party featuring Philly’s AfroDJiak playing songs by the Fab Four. I’ll be there to cover the event and will review the film on Friday.
To purchase tickets or review a complete lineup of movies and activities, visit http://www.xpn.org/events/music-filmfest.