More Tale of Two Cities Showings and other movies filmed in Pittsburgh

The premier of the Pittsburgh Documentary My Tale of Two Cities (see my original post on the documentary here) was such a success that they have added more showings.  From the film’s website

Due to popular demand, “My Tale of Two Cities” will play at the Penn Hills Cinema starting Monday, December 1, running through Saturday, December 6, at 7:15 p.m. (76 Federal Drive Penn Hills Shopping Mall 412.243.1831; they are closed on Wednesday). On Monday, filmmaker Carl Kurlander will be there to introduce the film and discuss it afterwards.

A DVD of the film is also available from the WQED online store.  WQED has a number of great Pittsburgh documentaries available for sale too.  Perfect holiday gift ideas!

Some other holiday ideas are movies set in Pittsburgh.  Here are just a few…


What is your favorite movie set in Pittsburgh?

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Iheart PGH readers, Blogging and Unwrapping Holiday Shopping at the Union Project on Saturday

stained glass windows at the Union ProjectImage by artnoose via FlickrJust a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 22, 2008 is Unwrapped at the Union Project. Unwrapped is the Union Project’s Annual Fundraiser Holiday Party . I have been helping out with the event and I helped to set up a blog to show off some of the amazing silent and live auction items for the event. Check out the snazzy website at
I also wanted to post a follow up on this event because I wanted to say thank you to the IheartPGH readers who responded to my post and twitter about donating something for the silent auction.

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Links Worth a Look – November 20th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

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Holiday Gift Alert: Big Burrito Gift Card Sale

I heart PGH Holiday Gift GuideClick here to learn more about loving PGH by shopping PGH.  Click here to see more holiday gift suggestions.

This is the first official post in the IheartPGH holiday gift guide, and this is one of the best gift deals in town.  Each year the folks at Big Burrito serve up a great reason to give Big Burrito Bucks – good at any of their establishments – Mad Mex, Casbah, Eleven, Kaya, Soba and Umi.  When you purchase your gift cards between November 17, 2008 and November 30, 2008 you get a bonus gift card.

For every $100 in gift cards you purchase, we’ll give you $25 in bonus Holiday Burrito Buck$. For every $50, you get $10.

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Documentaries, Storytelling and Pittsburgh – My Tale of "My Tale of Two Cities"

We have been patiently waiting for the premier of this movie – My Tale of Two Cities, a documentary about Pittsburgh which has been in the works for a few years now. Back in 2006 we posted the invite to come join in a neighborhood sing along of “Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” The film is complete and the screening is November 28, 2008 at the Byham Theater. You can read more about the film at

We started IheartPGH after meeting people who didn’t grow up here but choose to live here – each person had a story about what brought them to Pittsburgh. Those stories turned into three years of stories about people and places in Pittsburgh. So it is hard not be excited about a documentary length story of Pittsburgh which has the potential to take the Pittsburgh story to a whole new audience beyond Western PA. I am eager to see which Pittsburgh stories were selected for this film.

Check out the trailer here. I learned a few facts about Pittsburgh that I had not heard before…who knew Pittsburgh was the birth place of bingo?

You know how you hear about something and then it becomes one of those things that just keeps crossing your path. That is how I feel about Carl Kurlander‘s story of Pittsburgh. I first learned about Carl Kurlander from a chapter in the book, What Should I do With My Life, which I was reading on a plane ride to California a few [Read more…]