Film Kitchen Cooks Up New Work By Local Artists

For years, the monthly Film Kitchen event at Pittsburgh Filmmakers has  showcased some of the best film and video the city has to offer.  On Tuesday, July 10th, the series will screen selections from Chia-Pi Chao, Mike Bonello and Matt Day, who represent a diverse selection of genres and styles.

First, Film Kitchen curator Day presents some of his short comedies, including Pittsburgh…Is It’s Burgh!, the partially animated short Juris Pierpoint Collides With the Stars, the Pittsburgh Zoo-shot Underwater Polar Bears, and the travel film Two Weeks in Romania in 90 Seconds. Those who the like the absurd humor of  What’s Up, Tiger Lily? will probably enjoy the first film, which plays with archival footage from the 1950s to humorous effect. [Pittsburgh City Paper]

In art films, Bonello – who presented at MoMA in 2008 as part the experimental film collective, Jefferson Presents –  will show some of  his 16mm water-themed “multiple-exposure color experiments.” In documentary, Chao will screen A Better Home, her 22-minute exploration of Chinese immigrants living in Pittsburgh.

The July Film Kitchen takes place at Melwood Screening Room. Admission is $5. A reception begins at 7 p.m. and films screen at  8 p.m.


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