Best Limited Releases Coming To Pittsburgh – January 2015 Edition

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – Regent Square Theater

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The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, director Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night opens on Jan. 2nd at Regent Square Theater.

Force Majeure – Regent Square Theater

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A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch. Force Majeure opens on Jan. 9th at Regent Square Theater.

The Search for General Tso – Hollywood Theater

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On a lively journey through restaurants, Chinatowns, and American popular culture, The Search for General Tso unravels the mysterious origins of General Tso’s Chicken, and in the process explores a larger story of immigration, ethnic identity, and cultural exchange. Interviews with historians, chefs, and the occasional opinionated customer punctuate behind-the-scenes visits to Chinese restaurants from New Orleans to Shanghai. A quest brimming with mystery and humor ends in a surprisingly poignant visit with the 92-year-old inventor of the chicken that conquered America. The Search for General Tso will screen at the Hollywood Theater from Jan. 9th through Jan. 12th and on Jan. 14th.

 

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