3RFF

Directors: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
 
2017 / 63 min. / DCP
 
 

Opening night party of the Three Rivers Film Festival!

With director Guy Maddin in attendance! Post-screening reception with food, entertainment, and drink.

The Green Fog, created by filmmaker / cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin with co-directors Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, featuring an original score by Jacob Garchik performed by Kronos Quartet, pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s spellbinding Vertigo. Inventive and invigorating, this “San Francisco Fantasia” is lauded by the New York Times as “a marvel of film scholarship.” It’s also a lot of fun. Maddin, working with his Forbidden Room collaborators, set himself the challenge to remake Vertigo without using footage from the Hitchcock classic, creating a “parallel-universe version.” Using Bay Area footage from a variety of sources—studio classics, 50s noir, experimental films, and 70s prime-time TV—and employing Maddin’s mastery of assemblage, the results exert the inexorable pull of Hitchcock’s tale of erotic obsession while paying tribute to the city of San Francisco.

Guy Maddin

Through 12 features and many shorts, adventurous artist Guy Maddin exhibits the rare ability to simultaneously subvert and honor the craft of filmmaking. His credits include the Emmy Award-winning ballet film Dracula: Pages From A Virgin’s Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); My Winnipeg (2007); and US National Society of Film Critics Best Experimental Film Prize-winners Archangel (1990) and The Heart of the World (2000). Maddin was Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2015–16, at Harvard University, and is a member of The Order of Canada & The Order of Manitoba.

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Director: George T. Nierenberg
 
1983 / 100 min. / DCP
 
 

Opening night party of the Three Rivers Film Festival!

Ticket includes reception immediately following the film with live musical performance by Red Beans & Rice Combo, food, and drink!

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George T. Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey (“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O’Neal Twins. When it was first released in the early 1980s, the film received an overwhelming critical response, garnering rave reviews around the world.

Unseen in cinemas for nearly 30 years, Say Amen, Somebody has been gorgeously restored to 4K by Milestone Films with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Academy Film Archive. The new restoration features brilliantly restored Dolby Stereo and 5.1 soundtracks!

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3RFF brings people together from around the world for a festive, communal movie-going experience in our historic neighborhood theaters. This November, you can expect the same rich variety and high quality curation that made our past festivals so memorable. From feature films made in Pittsburgh to probing documentaries, to independent dramas and animated shorts, to restored classics and cutting edge avant-garde films, and even a few highly anticipated premieres — there’s something for everyone!

Tickets for each film are available either online, or at the theater 30 minutes before showtime.

For $50 you can purchase a film six-pack pass that will allow you to see any 6 films showing during the festival!

Visit threeriversfilmfestival.com for more info.

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