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.
On Monday, December 20 – you can catch the Pittsburgh premier of Life Cycles – a feature length documentary about bicycles. I will admit that I am not an avid cyclist – but I am in full support of bicycling in Pittsburgh. While I have become a pro at pedaling a bike to nowhere (thanks to spinning class) I haven’t gotten the nerve to ride in traffic. Thankfully Pittsburgh has an amazing bicycle community (thank you Bike Pittsburgh!) – last night I was driving a friend home (thanks Zipcar) – she has been biking more and more and was telling me how she was a non-cyclist until she hesitantly checked out one of the group rides during Bikefest last summer.
Also, even if you aren’t ready to become a super cyclist – the bicycle community has been an amazing this for Pittsburgh – one of the many reasons that Pittsburgh continues to receive praise for being such a great place to live. Continue reading
Since there has been alot of talk and a lot of good things happening in Pittsburgh around local food – we thought this screening would be of interest to some of the food lovers in Pittsburgh.
There will be an advanced screening of the upcoming documentary Forks Over Knives at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on September 16, 2010. The evening will also include a discussion with Rip Esselstyn author of the Engine 2 Diet.
About the film – more information is available here – http://forksoverknives.com
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:
- From Glamour Magazine – "These Sisters Rescued 54 Orphans" – Katie Couric interviews Ali and Jamie McMutrie for Glamour magazine about their work in Haiti
- Another "Tale of Two Cities": Ontario city finds parallels in Pittsburgh revitalization – Carl Kurlander is taking his Pittsburgh documentary around the country. Check out this article from Ontario and look for a screening of the film "My Tale of Two Cities" in Washington, DC in the near future
- Venture Outdoors offers a new bike tour this summer – Ride Across PA – check out this bike tour from Erie to Morgantown and some of the other great bike tours that Venture Outdoors has lined up for Summer 2010
Thanks to you, the readers of IheartPGH and your entusiasm for the nation of Steeler’s fans I have had the opportunity to meet and watch the Steeler Game with the folks who are traveling the country to make a documentary about Steelers Fans.
They have already been to Steelers bars in Tennesse, Brooklyn and Chicago. This weekend they are bring their film crew to Western PA.
Ken and Stacey from Steeler Country Productions NYC will be bringing their crew to watch the game at Fred’s Divot in Ambridge. They are inviting any Steelers Fans who are interested to join them for a tailgate this Sunday.
Tailgate - 11 am on Sunday, September 27, 2009
816 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA
Check out the trailer for their film here.