Best Limited Releases Coming To Pittsburgh: May 2015 Edition

Hyena – Hollywood Theater

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Michael Logan (Peter Ferdinando) is a complex mix of high-functioning addict and corrupt police officer whose world is changing thanks to a recent influx of ruthless Albanian gangsters who are threatening to change London’s criminal landscape. Michael’s razor sharp instincts have always kept him one step ahead, but now his increasingly self-destructive behaviour and the sheer brutality of the new gang lords find Michael in a spiralling descent of fear and self-doubt. Hyena opens on May 1st at the Hollywood Theater.

Misery Loves Comedy – Row House Cinema

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Kevin Pollak’s documentary focuses on over 60 funny people – including Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, and Larry David – as they discuss the art of humor. The film features candid interviews, anecdotes, and insights from some of the most revered comedy greats to reveal a performer’s deep desire to connect with audiences. Misery Loves Comedy opens on May 1st at the Row House Cinema as part of their Documentary Week.

The Salt of the Earth – Regent Square Theater

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For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, who went with him during his last travels, and by director Wim Wenders, himself a photographer. The Salt of the Earth opens on May 1st at the Regent Square Theater.

Wild Tales – Harris Theater

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Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters in director Damián Szifroncross‘ dark comedy cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Wild Tales opens on May 8th at the Harris Theater.

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