Schedule: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Women’s Film Festival 2017 Opening Night Film will be shown at:

Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
Perelman Theater
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opening Night Reception is free to badge and Opening Night ticket holders. All other guests must pay a $15 admission. To register for the Opening Night Reception, click here.

Opening Night Reception will be after the film starting at 9PM at:

Fine Palate
231 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 318-7971

Thank you, Fine Palate, for being our Opening Night Reception Sponsor!








Opening Night Film: Unleashed | USA | 96 minutes
Directed by Finn Taylor
Starring Kate Micucci, Justin Chatwin, Steve Howey and Sean Astin
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 7PM
At Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center


Emma, a brilliant but awkward app designer, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend with only her beloved pets Ajax, a golden eyed cat and Summit, an energetic mutt in tow. One night, drawn by the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the night and are transformed into full grown men. With the help of her colleague, Emma realizes she needs to make significant changes in her life before fate takes another turn.

Producer Susan Johnson, Director Finn Taylor will be in attendance for a Q&A. Lead Actress Kate Micucci may be in attendance for a Q&A.

This event was sponsored by Wyncote Foundation and Sag-Aftra Philadelphia.

Special thanks to Greater Philadelphia Film Office, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the SOSI.

Tickets available:

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Host of Honor: Loraine Ballard Morrill, News Director and Community Affairs Director for the six iHeartMedia Inc. PHL radio stations

Loraine Ballard Morrill is News Director and Community Affairs Director for the six iHeartMedia PHL radio stations Power 99, WDAS FM, Q102, Radio 104.5 and Smooth Jazz ‘JJZ 1480 AM, where she hosts and produces Philadelphia’s Community Affairs Programs, “Insight” and “What’s Going On.” She also coordinates community outreach and campaigns for all of the stations.

She has served on the Boards of The Philadelphia Urban League, The Centers for Literacy, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Committee for Children and Youth and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, among others. Loraine currently sits on the boards of PHLDiversity, the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. She has received numerous awards, including the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission Human Rights Award, Philadelphia NAACP President’s Award, the Philadelphia Association for Black Journalists Community Award, and the Achievement in Radio Lifetime Achievement Award. Under her direction, Power 99 FM was the first station to receive six prestigious National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award for Service and the First NAB Crystal Heritage Award.

Free KIND Bars for attendees courtesy of KIND Snacks.


About The Women’s Film Festival
The Women’s Film Festival is a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and collaborate the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.