Philadelphia Film Festival wraps this weekend with local talent

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The Philadelphia Film Festival wraps up on Sunday, but not before a big Halloween bash. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia Film Festival wraps up on Sunday, but not before a big Halloween bash.

Starting Halloween morning, it's a very scary sleepover showing of Wes Craven's Halloween nightmare at the Prince Theater and a special guest from Philadelphia is in town for it.

Upper Darby's own Jamie Kennedy is in town, who starred in the cult classic horror movie, "Scream".

"Its nuts - its almost 20-years-old and its still being talked about like we made it yesterday. I'm very fortunate it's great, it's Halloween - every Halloween it comes up everyone is like 'Scream, Scream, Scream!'," said Jamie.

The movie screening will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, and Jamie will be participating in a question and answer session with fans.

And when he's home, this actor and comedian jumps right back into his routine.

"I just had a cheesesteak so its good. I'm gonna go have a hoagie, drink a coke and go home," he said.

Also in town is Haverford College alum and up-and-coming director Ben Hickernell with his aptly timed film, "A Rising Tide".

It follows an Atlantic City chef through the devastation and destruction of Superstorm Sandy and the rebuilding effort in its aftermath - together as a community.

"This kid played by Hunter Parrish from "Weeds" - this chef he can't do it on his own, everyone in the community has to work together to come save this restaurant," said Ben.

Hickernell spent his summers at the shore and shot the film here where it all happened and where the recovery continues today, three years later.

"There are some Philly locations and the rest all shot on location in Atlantic City, Margate, Longport - the whole shebang," he said.

The festival is holding a red carpet screening Friday night of "Where To Invade Next with director Michael Moore at the Prince Theater.

6abc is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Film Festival.

For ticket information, visit: Philadelphia Film Festival

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