Weekly Movie Roundup: February 15th – February 21st

February 18th

Wylie Avenue Days – University of Pittsburgh

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The University of Pittsburgh will host a screening of the PBS documentary Wylie Avenue Days, a look at the city’s once thriving Hill District. From the 1930s to the 1950s, the Hill District was a center for music, art and literature, and one of the most prosperous and influential Black neighborhoods in America. Since the Civic Arena replaced the Lower Hill and the Upper Hill in the 1960s, the area has struggled to renew itself. This film from producer Chris Moore and Doug Bolin explores the many facets of the Hill District’s golden era, including its jazz clubs, Negro League baseball teams, family businesses, and social life. The screening will take place at 3 p.m. in the Thornburgh Room of the Hillman Library. The event is free and open to the public.

February 19th

We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! – Hollywood Theater

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The Hollywood Theater will spotlight one of the hair metal era’s most outrageous groups when they present We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!. The documentary from director Andrew Horn traces the never-before-told story of the 10 grueling years leading up to Twisted Sister’s legendary career, recounted directly by the band members, their managers, and their biggest fans. Tickets cost between $5 and $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix. Showtimes will continue through February 22nd.

February 20th

Inside Out Kids Party – Row House Cinema

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Kids and parents can enjoy a fun-filled day at Row House Cinema when the theater presents a special Inside Out screening event. The hit Pixar film follows 11-year-old Riley, whose struggle to adjust a new life in San Francisco causes turmoil among her emotions, mainly between ebullient Joy (Amy Poehler) and gloomy Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Guests can also partake in cupcake decorating, face painting, and $3 kiddie concession specials. The Inside Out Kids Party activities begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the screening at 1 p.m. Event tickets cost $10 and must be purchased in advance at the Row House website. Film-only tickets cost $6.50 and are available on the website or at the door. All kids ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and all adults must be accompanied by a kid.

(T)ERROR – Carnegie Library – Homewood

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The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood will present a screening of the award-winning documentary (T)ERROR. Shot in Pittsburgh, the film goes undercover to investigate the FBI sting operation of a Wilkinsburg terror suspect. Saeed “Shariff” Torres, a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist – without informing his superiors. As surprising revelations emerge, not only about Torres’ past, but also about the increasingly murky ethical grounds of his present mission, the film explores just how far we are going to prevent terror and exactly what liberties we are sacrificing to get there. Doors open at 1 p.m. followed by the screening at 2 p.m. A Q&A with the film’s directors, Lyric Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe, will follow. Tickets are $6 and are available for purchase at Eventbrite.

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