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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.

Remembering Richard ‘The Rev’ Ricci: Pitt alum and spiritual force behind ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Richard Ricci passed away on July 15 at age 80, almost exactly three years after the death of his friend, “Living Dead” director George A. Romero.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

August 26, 2020

Ricci provided inspiration, friendship and the occasional spiritual guidance to his fellow filmmakers.

What will it take to grow Pittsburgh’s film industry?

Kevin Smith teaches a class on broadcasting through Pitt Studios, where he said students interested in production can apply their skills to filming live sporting events and news stories.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

August 23, 2020

Currently, the state’s Film Tax Credit Program gives production companies tax credits on 25% of expenses for a given film. These films include feature movies, commercials, full-length TV series and individual TV episodes shot in the state.

How stories help us during hard times

How stories help us during hard times

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2020

One of the easiest forms of entertainment lies in the multitude of streaming options we have at our disposal, but our reasons for watching certain genres run deeper than mere entertainment.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 2, 2020

Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The tight confines in which “The Vast of Night” operates –– a hazy, distinctly and intentionally low-budget look, a script that essentially limits real characterization to Everett and Fay and a lean 89-minute runtime –– only heighten the frequent moments of real heart and legitimately interesting experimentation.

A quick rundown of HBO’s free content

HBO has made almost 40 shows and documentaries free for streaming.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

With many people social distancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, HBO has made almost 40 movies, shows and documentaries free for streaming during the month of April.

Review | “Trolls: World Tour” is mindless fun

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By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

“Trolls: World Tour” is one of the first films to be made available for digital home release at the same time as its theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets the patriarchal roots of the film industry ablaze

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” follows a young aspiring painter named Marianne in 18th century France.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Lesbian representation is scarcely found in cinema and global film industries still largely considered it taboo.

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