The Pittsburgh Filmmakers Center for the Arts joined forces with the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival to present Art On Film, ten days of screenings showcasing both local and international film. The selections explore artists and the creative process, showing how subjects approach their work in film, architecture, sound, graphic design, glass, photography, painting, or rock music.
The series kicks off on June 1 at the Harris Theater with Gerhard Richter Painting, Corinna Belz’s intimate documentary that gives rare insight to one of the most renowned abstract painters working today.
On June 5, Art On Film also pays tribute to local filmmakers with the annual Film Kitchen Contest. A panel will judge which of the short films best encapsulates this year’s theme – stink bugs. The submissions represent a variety of genres, including narrative, experimental, documentary and animation. Among them is Bugger Frick, a documentary about people obsessed with hunting the regional pests. See trailer below:
The screenings are free (except for the Film Kitchen Contest) and open to the public. See the complete list of Art On Film events here.