EARLY WORD: The Toynbee Tile Mystery


International House Philadelphia proudly presents the Philadelphia premiere of this local production! A surprise hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles garnered West Philadelphian Jon Foy an award for Best Documentary Director at Sundance 2011. Resurrect Dead is an artfully crafted documentary that follows Foy, local musician and artist Justin Duerr, and Steve Weinik and Colin Smith as they try to solve the mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. Appearing on city streets over the past three decades, the Toynbee Tiles consist of hundreds of cryptic messages about resurrecting the dead. The search takes them to a David Mamet play, a TV news hijacker with a cryptic message, eccentric residents in the deepest reaches of South Philadelphia and dedicated shortwave radio buffs, creating an atmosphere of magical realism as the unexpected pieces of this complex puzzle click into place.


Five Screenings

Thursday, September 8 at 7pm (Preceeded by a Workshop with Jon Foy and Doug Block at 5:30pm)
Saturday, September 10 at 7pm

Saturday, September 10 at 9:30pm
Sunday, September 11 at 7pm
Monday, September 12 at 7pm


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