While you know that some big blockbuster movies are shot in Pittsburgh, there are quite a few Pittsburghers who are working on their own film project. The Sprout Fund has put together a special round of grants to help some of these local filmmakers finish and promote their films.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Our friends at the blog, Treading Art, have put together another awesome list of things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend — light up night, Helltown Brewing dinner and more — check out the whole Weekend Treadings list here.
Opportunities like this don’t come often! Get to meet the faces behind the museum and listen to Warhol Director, Eric Shiner, Warhol Curator, Nicholas Chambers, Asst. Archivist, Cindy Lisica, and Asst. Prof., Charles Exley give perspective on the work of Japanese artist Morimura (the Cindy Sherman of Japan).
The Warhol Theater @ 117 Sandusky St – North Shore
Saturday November 23, 2013 – 4pm // FREE w. admission
- Japanese artist tweaks iconic images by inserting himself into the moment (post-gazette.com)
- PSNK Visits the Andy Warhol Museum (nittanypride.wordpress.com)
- Japanese artist toys with history, gender in Warhol exhibit (triblive.com)
- Japanese artist puts himself into iconic images (miamiherald.com)
Just in time for the family fun of the holidays! Cold Turkey is a film about families and Thanksgiving. With an all star cast, including Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines, this looks like a promising film.
You can watch Cold Turkey online at Amazon and Google Play. If you would like to catch this film on the big screen, Cold Turkey will be showing at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont this Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online via Gathr.
A friend of mine sent me the preview to this film last week and I thought this was worth sharing. Here is your opportunity to check out a Thanksgiving film a week before Turkey day and an excuse to visit one of Pittsburgh’s independent movie theaters. (Check out the IheartPGH guide to independent movie theaters in Pittsburgh here).
Looking for more holiday movies on the big screen? The Hollywood Theater in Dormont will be screening Planes, Trains and Automobiles and It’s a Wonderful Life this weekend – check out the November schedule here.
The Sprout Fund is a Pittsburgh non-profit that has been giving out grants to project big and small that make this city a better place to live. This year the Sprout Fund has put together a special round of grants for film and video projects.
On Monday, November 25, the public is invited to watch the trailers and vote for their favorites. Afterwards you will have a chance to vote for your favorites. Voting will be factored into the decision of which projects receive funding from the Sprout Fund. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Our friends at Treading Art are recommending the Obscure/Reveal Opening at James Street Gallery.
The space is amazing, the people are great and the work is contemporary. Learn up close what it means to be an encaustic painter (hint: hot wax is involved) by viewing the work of ten dynamic artists.
James Gallery @ 413 S Main St – West End
6-9pm // FREE