Sept. 20th - Oct. 3rd
Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals. The show is still performed more than any other, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, and around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City.
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of the iconic Fiddler on the Roof, aiming to understand why the story of Tevye the milkman has become a cultural touchstone the world over.Read more
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film that follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence of human planetary domination.Read more
Sept. 27th - Oct. 3rd
Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Davis was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life--and of this film--is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool explores archival photos and home movies shot by Davis and his colleagues and his manuscripts and original paintings, featuring interviews with Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The film explores why Miles Davis continues to be a relevant voice in today's world.Read more
For the first time ever, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has made their annual, members-only event accessible to the public. They have assembled a program of 22 strange, astonishing, and hilarious films and videos from the world’s moving image archives to showcase their fantastic collections and to share the incredible work of the archivists who discover and preserve them for future generations to enjoy!Read more
Sept. 29th, Oct. 3rd & 5th
Don't miss this digitally remastered Peanuts classic, Snoopy, Come Home. This is the first time this film will be presented in the theater since its release in 1972.
In this follow up to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is in the hospital. Along with his pal Woodstock, Snoopy decides to venture out and visit ailing Lila, making his way across the country. But when Lila gets better and asks Snoopy to live with her, the poor beagle faces a dilemma of loyalty, where he must choose between Charlie and Lila.
Written by Charles M. Schulz, with a much admired score by Richard and Robert Sherman, and featuring the on-screen debut of Woodstock, Snoopy, Come Home is a fun-loving animated adventure for the whole family.Read more
Join us as director Brandon Vedder and local producer Ty Morse present their new documentary about gifted songwriter David Bazan (Pedro the Lion)!
After renouncing his long-held Christian beliefs and walking away from his critically-acclaimed band, Pedro the Lion, musician David Bazan retreated into a solitary life of touring solo, struggling to rebuild his worldview and career from the ground-up, and to support his family of four. Strange Negotiations finds David a decade into his journey, during which he has become a sort of reluctant prophet to Americans reeling from their country’s own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016 presidential election.
Brandon Vedder is a documentary filmmaker. His early days had him shooting for concert films like Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden. In 2013, alongside Transcendental Media, Brandon produced, edited and shot the acclaimed documentary La Source, narrated by Don Cheadle. In 2015, Brandon directed, shot, and edited "A Certain Kind of Light," a documentary short that aired on PBS in 2017. In Pursuit of Silence, which Brandon produced and shot, premiered at SXSW and released theatrically in 2016 where it became a favorite of critics.
Producer Ty Morse is a musician, entrepreneur, and producer. His first major project as a co-writer and producer was Frankenstein: The Rock Opera which was performed at Davidson College in 2003 and presented at a stage reading in New York in 2004. In 2004, he co-founded Royalty, Etc. Records, which successfully launched bands from the Minneapolis area like Middlepicker, SpaceCamp, ZibraZibra, and Grickle-grass.Read more
In the early 80s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash. From the tape trading network to the clubs, to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement.
Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves.
Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed, and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn.Read more
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 3 synagogues affected by the October 27, 2018, shooting.
Following the film, there will be a Q&A with Soul Witness director / producer, R. Harvey Bravman.
Soul Witness: The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project comes to Pittsburgh after several sold out screenings in New England and New York. The film is based on over 80 hours of video interviews, conducted close to 30 years ago by world-renowned Holocaust testimony expert Lawrence Langer. The testimonies, locked in a metal closet for decades, were recovered for the making of this film.
"R. Harvey Bravman's Soul Witness: The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project is a quietly devastating oral history. This film is a tribute to the survivor's courage, resiliency, and an all too timely reminder that it always can happen again.”
--Peter Keough, Film Critic, Boston Globe
“We hope that screenings like this will play a small part in helping to remind ourselves of the consequences of not being present and vigilant in the face of all forms of intolerance and unjustifiable hate.”
--Soul Witness director / producer, R. Harvey Bravman
More information on the film is available at soulwitness.org.Read more