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Review: ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ lets whirlwind journalist speak for herself

Molly Ivins in “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins,” a Magnolia Pictures release.
November 15, 2020
In times of political turmoil, it can be nice to have a sharp voice to cut through the noise — someone funny, smart, principled.

‘The Revolution They Remember’ highlights voices of China’s Cultural Revolution

“The Revolution They Remember,” a documentary about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, premiered Thursday night.
November 13, 2020
The almost two-hour documentary, shown over Zoom Thursday and to be released on DVD and online at an unspecified date, is a project of the University Library System's East Asian Library.

Film Pittsburgh Fall Festival wraps four events into one

Still from “The Missfits.”
November 11, 2020
This year’s virtual fall festival encompasses selections from four previously separate festivals.

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

“Time,” an Amazon Prime documentary directed by Garrett Bradley, was released Friday.
October 18, 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).
October 15, 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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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