Best Limited Releases Coming To Pittsburgh – July 2015 Edition

The Overnight – Hollywood Theater

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Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up. The Overnight opens on July 3rd at the Hollywood Theater.

Saint Laurent – Harris Theater

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Gaspard Ulliel plays one of the 20th century’s greatest fashion designers in director Bertrand Bonello‘s biopic. The film depicts Yves Saint Laurent‘s life at the peak of his career, when, from 1967 to 1976, he became an icon of the industry. Saint Laurent opens on July 3rd at the Harris Theater.

Amy – Manor Theatre

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The latest documentary from BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna) tells the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, brought relentless and invasive media attention which, coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle, saw her life tragically begin to unravel, resulting in her untimely death at age 27. The film features extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks. Amy opens on July 10th at the Manor Theatre.

Felt – Harris Theater

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Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him – but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn’t just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off. Felt opens at the Harris Theater on July 10th and runs through July 16th.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence – Regent Square Theater

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Like a modern day Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two traveling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destiny. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humor and tragedy hidden within us, life’s grandeur as well as the ultimate frailty of humanity. A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence opens on July 24th at Regent Square Theater.

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