Best Limited Releases Coming To Pittsburgh – March 2015 Edition

Leviathan – Harris Theater

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The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, director of Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee The Return, follows Kolya (Alexeï Serebriakov), who lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergueï Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town’s corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns, including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive. Leviathan opens March 6th at the Harris Theater.

Wyrmwood – Hollywood Theater

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Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers and experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her and teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor – together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland. Wyrmwood will screen on March 7th, 8th and 10th at the Hollywood Theater.

Mommy – Harris Theater

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Filmmaker wunderkind Xavier Dolan received the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for his story of a widowed single mom who finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their impetuous and unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers needed support. Mommy opens on March 20th at the Harris Theater.

It Follows – Hollywood Theater

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For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind. It Follows opens at the Hollywood Theater on March 27th.

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