Pittsburgh Filmmakers

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Friday the 13th will be a little spookier this year in Lawrenceville with the start of a tribute to the late George Romero. Row House Cinema’s week-long celebration will feature five Romero films including Creepshow, Night of the Living Dead and a restoration of Season of the Witch. 

The iconic horror filmmaker made most of his movies in Western Pennsylvania; he died this summer at age 77. Row House Spokeswoman Casey Taylor said Romero loved working in the city and was an avid supporter.

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The roughly 80-year-old Regent Square Theater in the East End is showing its age.

The nonprofit theater has been closed since late May due in part to broken projection equipment.

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On October 21, Marty McFly will arrive from 1985 and witness hover boards and flying cars, purchase a sports almanac, and experience the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908.

In honor of the date, Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville will be hosting “Back to the Future Day Celebration.”

No No: A Dockumentary Comes to the Harris Theater

Sep 5, 2014
No No: A Dockumentary

No No: A Dockumentary is opening in Pittsburgh, Saturday night at the Harris Theater.

The film tells the story of former Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, who pitched a no-hitter on June 12, 1970 - supposedly while under the influence of LSD. After retiring he became a counselor, helping other addicts in their recoveries. Hear from director Jeffrey Radice and view the film trailer.

The city skyline will be the backdrop for an ‘80s cult film favorite, when the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Pittsburgh Filmmakers host the first “Rooftop Shindig” Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Biennial has begun at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) with a local artist showcasing his two-and three-dimensional works, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center is about to join in on the Biennial with a wide array of glass ideas.

The Pittsburgh Biennial is held roughly every other year, 2011 was the last one, and gives local Pittsburgh artists a chance to be featured by the galleries around the city.

Kelly Bogel

Etched on the walls of Pittsburgh’s most well-worn buildings, advertisements for long-forgotten products serve as a haunting remembrance of the city’s past consumerism. Two Pittsburgh photographers have documented these signs in an exhibit called “Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh.”