Weekly Movie Roundup: February 1st – February 7th

February 2nd

The Power of One Voice – Hollywood Theater


The Hollywood Theater and Venture Outdoors will present a screening The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson, a documentary that examines the conservationist’s legacy and the continuing implications of her environmental work. The documentary pulls insights from a variety of speakers at the 50th anniversary celebration of her groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, held at Chatham University and the National Aviary in 2012. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. A post-screening Q&A with the film’s director, Mark Dixon, and executive producer, Patricia DeMarco, will follow. Tickets cost $10 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

February 5th

Carol – Hollywood Theater


The Hollywood Theater will screen the critically acclaimed drama Carol. The latest from director Todd Haynes follows the relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. A young woman in her 20s, Therese (Rooney Mara), is working in a department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage. Their lives begin to unravel with Carol becoming more fearful of losing custody of her daughter in the case of separation when her husband threatens her competence as a mother because of her previous affair with her best friend, and new relationship with Therese. Carol will open on February 5th.

Groundhog Day – Oaks Theater


The Oaks Theater will celebrate everyone’s favorite furry forecaster with a double screening of Groundhog Day. Directed by the late Harold Ramis, the 1993 film stars Bill Murray as a cynical weatherman who gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The film will screen at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests can also enjoy Groundhog Day drink specials and a free beer tasting with Hop Farm Brewing. Tickets cost between $7 and $10 and are available for purchase at the theater’s website.

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts – Melwood Screening Room


The Melwood Screening Room will present an annual program showcasing the latest Oscar nominees in the Documentary Short Film category. The selections include Body Team 12, A Girl in the River: The Price of ForgivenessLast Day of Freedom, Chau, Beyond the Lines, Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah. Check the theater website for showtimes.

RiffTrax Road House – Row House Cinema

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Things will get rowdy at Row House Cinema when they present the RiffTrax version of Road House. The 1989 film stars Patrick Swayze as a bouncer who crosses a corrupt businessman while trying to clean up a notorious roadside bar. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase on the Row House website or at the door. RiffTrax Roud House is part of the theater’s Tight Pants Week and includes another showing on February 7th.

February 6th

The Mask You Live InAllegheny Unitarian Universalist Church


The Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church and Girls Coalition of SWPA will host a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. The film ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. The screening begins at 6 p.m. A post-screening panel discussion moderated by Chris McAneny of 3Enow will follow. Tickets cost $10.


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