Best Limited Releases Coming To Pittsburgh: March 2013 Edition

Happy People: A Year in the TaigaManor Theater

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From beloved filmmaker Werner Herzog comes an immersive documentary about the indigenous people of remote Siberia. Co-directed by Dmitry Vasyukov, it explores the lives of 300 villagers living in the heart of the Taiga, a place cut off from the world where daily routines, values and cultural traditions have barely changed over the last century. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga opens at the Manor Theater on March 1st. Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

The ABCs of DeathHollywood Theater

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Like an Edward Gorey book come to life, this horror film anthology is comprised of 26 episodes, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each segment is crafted by a talented director, such as Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Ti West (House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), Ben Wheatley (Kill List), and many others. From claymation to found footage, there’s plenty of material here to satisfy even the most discerning horror fan. The ABCs of Death screens at the Hollywood Theater on March 8th and March 10th.

BarbaraHarris Theater

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Nina Hoss plays the titular character in this period thriller from director Christian Petzold. Set against the backdrop of Cold War-era GDR, it tells the story of a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As she plots her escape, she becomes torn between survival and desire when she falls for her colleague, Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld), a man she also suspects is a spy. Barbara opens at the Harris Theater on March 22nd. Presented in German with English subtitles.

On The RoadRegent Square Theater

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Director Walter Salles‘ adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s iconic work follows Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), an aspiring New York writer who meets Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, and Viggo Mortensen. On The Road opens at the Regent Square Theater on March 29th.

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