There have been a lack of movies, especially documentary films, to see in Pittsburgh this summer. With the Regent Square theater closed for repairs (does anyone know if/when it will reopen?), there have been even fewer options.
The 1st annual Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival #reelqPUFF is happening this weekend and has a line up of several interesting documentaries.
The film festival starts on Friday with a screening of the documentary Ovarian Psycos. Ovarian Psycos is a bicycle brigade in Los Angeles that supports women of color. The brigade started in 2010 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood and the documentary premiered… Read the rest
Today’s blog post is a double header, I guess I should say double feature, of historic preservation information. Just in time for preservation month, the new documentary about Jane Jacobs opens in Pittsburgh this weekend and it is screening at one of Pittsburgh’s oldest neighborhood movie theaters.
Last Saturday was the annual Jane’s Walk, a community walk celebrating the work of Jane Jacobs in advocating for walkable communities. Jane Jacobs is the author of the book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (Amazon affiliate link). The book was first published in 1961 as a response to the 1950s… Read the rest
I know the tickets for the premier are expensive but I wanted to share this because this film was made by a Pittsburgh resident and I know there will be more screenings of the film to come.
Check out the trailer and be sure to follow @wgfpa for updates.
‘Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?’, a documentary exploring the role of women in global politics, was inspired by Arnet’s grandmother, the late Vivian Goldstein, whose own mother marched as a suffragette advocating for women to achieve the right to vote. As the film shows, Goldstein had hoped to live long enough… Read the rest
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.
The public is invited to watch the trailers here and vote for your favorite films. The deadline for public voting is December 2, 2013. (Take a minute to watch the intro video that The Sprout Fund put together for this project. They filmed this intro at the Hollywood Theater in Dorming… Read the rest
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… Read the rest