i just received this information in an email:
“IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD”
BE PART OF A FILM SHOOT
SATURDAY JULY 1, 2006
AT THE POINT
On Saturday July 1st at 5 p.m., Pittsburghers, past and present, near and far, are invited to join Mr. McFeely (David Newell) to sing “It’s A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood” at The Point.
This once-in-a-lifetime event is part of the grand finale of “A TALE OF TWO CITIES”, a movie we are making about Pittsburgh– the city which built America with its steel, cured polio and invented everything from aluminum to the Big Mac which now is being challenged to reinvent itself.
For the film, we have tossed a football with Franco Harris and his son Dok on the North Side, shopped in the Strip with Teresa Heinz Kerry, and toured the new Alcoa building with Paul O’ Neill, asking them and many other Pittsburghers how they see the city’s future. (See www.thepittsburghmovie.com)
Now is your turn to be in the film. We could use your help in getting all of Pittsburgh to come out and sing (like the city of Chicago did for “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”)
Bring friends, family, co-workers and pass this email along to everyone in your address book. This is being done as part of the Three Rivers Regatta which has a one dollar admission so come and make an afternoon or evening of it.
It is appropriate that its ending is taking place where the rivers meet as they have played a starring role in the film. We actually caught and ate a fish from Allegheny during ESPNÃ¢â€žÂ¢’s Bassmaster Classic to show how Pittsburgh has changed, but not even a Hollywood screenwriter could script a third act like the Steelers winning the Super Bowl as a metaphor for city’s comeback.
For more information, visit www.thepittsburghmovie.com
Please call our production office at 412-268-2837 with any questions or to volunteer to help. Hope to see you there.