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Review: ‘Time’ tells love story challenged by mass incarceration

“Time,” an Amazon Prime documentary directed by Garrett Bradley, was released Friday.

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

The documentary, released Friday on Amazon Prime, follows Sibil Fox Richardson, a Black abolitionist, wife and mother of six as she fights to get her husband, Rob, released from prison.

Hirokazu Koreeda Film Series reflects on “The Truth”

Author of “The Films of Hirokazu Koreeda: An Elemental Cinema,” Linda Ehrlich (left) poses with Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (right).

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

October 16, 2020

Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda doesn’t speak French, but audiences watching his 2019 film “The Truth” might never know that.

Honors College fights prejudice with the paranormal

Panelists discussed the George A. Romero archive, which is now fully open to the public, and the resources students can use on Oct. 9.

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

The Honors College is holding several events throughout the rest of the semester to celebrate its new “Horror Genre as a Social Force” scholar community.

Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ film festival celebrates 35th anniversary

The ReelQ LGBTQ+ film festival opens virtually Thursday with “Monsoon,” starring Henry Golding from “Crazy Rich Asians.”

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

ReelQ opens virtually Thursday with “Monsoon,” starring Henry Golding from “Crazy Rich Asians,” and continues until Oct. 17.

Keeping it short with the Center for Creativity’s One Minute Film Festival

The Center for Creativity is hosting its first One Minute Film Festival, a competition designed to get Pitt students to create films of 60 seconds or less.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

With everyone living in physically confined spaces, filmmakers have to get creative in how they approach their project, something the Center for Creativity has decided to take advantage of.

Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential

Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

“Antebellum” wants to be about the past and the legacy of slavery, even going so far as to open on William Faulkner’s quote, “The past is never dead, it isn’t even the past.” Unfortunately, the film, while thought-provoking in some ways, doesn’t quite stick the landing.v

Review: “All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a necessary, but dated, PSA

“All In: The Fight for Democracy” is available on Amazon Prime Video.

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

The documentary uses the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election as a case study for the systemic discrimination and voter suppression that it claims is happening in every state across the country.

Review: No rest for the wicked, or the audience, in ‘The Devil All the Time’

“The Devil All the Time,” now streaming on Netflix, is directed by Antonio Campos and based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel of the same name.

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

“Fighting the devil” is a common saying, usually heard orated from behind preachers’ lofty pulpits on Sunday mornings.

Manor Theatre reopens with new renovations

Manor Theatre, a popular movie theater in Squirrel Hill, reopened Aug. 28 after being closed since mid-March.

By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News

September 16, 2020

Manor Theatre, a popular theater on Squirrel Hill’s Murray Avenue, reopened Aug. 28 after closing in mid-March.

Pride for a Panther: Pitt remembers Chadwick Boseman

Pride for a Panther: Pitt remembers Chadwick Boseman

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

Boseman — who portrayed King T’Challa of Wakanda — was the first Black superhero to have his own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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