Philadelphia Movie Middle to display screen Sight and Sound ‘100 Biggest Motion pictures of All Time’ throughout 2023 collection


Each 10 years, the British Movie Institute’s Sight and Sound journal publishes the outcomes of its prestigious critics’ ballot of the 100 biggest movies of all time. The primary record was printed in 1952, and the latest one appeared this 12 months.

All through 2023, moviegoers can watch the ranked movies from the 2022 ballot so as from final to first, because of the “Sight and Sound 100” collection hosted by Philadelphia Movie Society (PFS).


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“Like many movie nerds world wide, we eagerly anticipated this as soon as in a decade record,” Trey Shields, programming supervisor and senior fsummer season developer at PFS, mentioned in a launch.We have been shocked to see such a shake-up within the record, which, in lots of circumstances rightly so, has remained the identical for 50 years … We thought it could be a a enjoyable and loopy effort to depend all the Sight and Sound 100 record.”

This 12 months’s rating was Sight and Sound journal’s eighth and its largest ever, with 1,639 collaborating critics, programmers, curators, archivists and teachers submitting their high 10 ballots. It was additionally full of peculiar twists, together with a number of new entries and a brand new reigning champion. Spoiler alert: the honour went to the 1975 Belgian movie “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,” leaping from its earlier spot at No. 36 within the 2012 ballot. Its inclusion marks the primary time a female- directed movie as soon as topped the Sight & Sound survey; “Jeanne Dielman” was directed by Chantal Akerman.

American classics “Vertigo” and “Citizen Kane,” the one different two movies ever to occupy the ballot’s high spot, adopted in second and third place.

The PFS collection begins Wednesday, January 4, at 7 p.m. with a screening of the 2017 movie “Get Out,” which landed in a six-way tie for No. 95 within the 2022 Sight and Sound 100 record.

Up to now, the PFS exhibiting schedule is offered till Sunday, March 26, when movie No. 75, “Spirited Away” (2001), will probably be proven. Some movies within the collection, like “Spirited Away”, may have a number of screenings.

The collection will probably be hosted at Philadelphia Movie Middle and the PFS Bourse Theater on a rotating foundation. Tickets, at the moment out there for buy on-line, are $14, or $9 for PFS members.


Sight and Sound 100

Dates and instances differ
$14 ($9 for members)
Philadelphia Movie Middle
1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
PFS Bourse Theatre
400 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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