Friday, June 22, 2012
Things I Don't Understand + Santiago @ the Franklin Institute TONIGHT
Things I Don't Understand + Santiago @ the Franklin Institute
Come join us tonight at the Franklin Institute for The Philadelphia premiere of this anticipated new
mystery drama Things I Don't Understand from up-and-coming New York director David Spaltro (in
attendance at the screening). Then stay for the East Coast premiere of Santiago, a dark drama from
director Felix Martiz.
8:00pm-9:45pm - Things I Don’t Understand (Drama/Mystery) (IMAX) (Philadelphia Premier)
Dir. David Spaltro
The story follows Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences and her
recent withdrawn, closed-off behavior after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt. She and her two
artist-roommates are forced by financial matters to finally confront their fears and step out of the
protective bubble they've created for themselves in their Brooklyn loft while Violet herself forms a
cathartic relationship with a young, terminally ill girl in a hospice she is interviewing for her thesis. A
story of changing, relationships, love, life and what comes after we die.
10:10pm - 11:30pm Santiago (78 min) (Drama) (IMAX) (East Coast Premier)
Dir. Felix Martiz
Santiago is a drug dealer who agrees to let Miguel, a Mexican actor, follow and study him for his next
role. With only Billy the cameraman at his side, the two set out to document a day in the life of Santiago.
Through Billy's camera we see the story of a man struggling to survive as he juggles a world of
prostitutes, territorial control, and drugs in the streets of Los Angeles. As the night comes closer to an
end, all is not as it appears to be in a world of lies and blood shedding truths.
Benjamin Franklin Institute – IMAX and Franklin Theatre
222 N. 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 448-1111