Weekly Movie Roundup: March 7th – March 13th

March 8th

Film Kitchen – Melwood Screening Room


Film Kitchen returns to the Melwood Screening Room with a selection of local short films about dance. Highlights include six collaborations between filmmaker Paul Kruse and dancer/choreographer Jasmine Hearn, as well as works by Louis Cappa and Tom Bugaj. The event begins with a reception at 7 p.m. followed by the films at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

March 9th

Labyrinth – AMC Loews Waterfront


AMC Loews Waterfront will present a screening of Labyrinth. The 1987 fantasy film stars Jennifer Connelly as a teenage girl who, after being transported to a magical world, must navigate a labyrinth in order to save her baby brother from the Goblin King (the late, great David Bowie). The screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the AMC website or at the theater.

March 11th

Deuce Comes to Dormont: Shaft – Hollywood Theater


The Hollywood Theater will present a special Deuce Comes to Dormont presentation of the 1971 Gordon Parks blaxploitation film Shaft. Starring Richard Roundtree, and featuring an award-winning soundtrack by Isaac Hayes, the film follows John Shaft, a private detective who travels through Harlem to take on the Italian mob and find the missing daughter of a black mobster. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a DJ set and mini-talk on the the making of Shaft by Mike Canton, host/producer of The Soul Show on WYEP. The screening will follow. Tickets cost $5 to $8 and are available for purchase on Showclix or at the door.

Sci-Fi Fest – Row House Cinema


Row House Cinema will experience an encounter of the third kind when it hosts a week of sci-fi films. Selections include the 1951 alien invasion film The Day the Earth Stood Still, the 1982 hit E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the 1999 adventure comedy Galaxy Quest, and the 2005 space western Serenity. See showtimes and ticket prices on the Row House website.

March 12th

Noir Night Out: Out of the Past – Hollywood Theater


The Hollywood Theater will combine food, beer and film for a screening of Out of the Past. The 1947 noir thriller stars Robert Mitchum as a former private eye who’s dragged into a web of double-crosses, blackmail, and murder when his past catches up with him. Guests can also enjoy homemade meat and vegetarian chili based on Mitchum’s own “Chili Wonder” recipe, craft beers, and locally-made sodas. Tickets cost $5 to $12 and are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door.

Yeelen – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood


The Sembéne Film & Arts Festival will host a screening of Yeelen. Directed by Souleymane Cissé, and based on a legend told by the Bambara people, the 1987 Malian film follows a young man with magical powers who journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. The screening will take place at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood. Doors open at 1 p.m. followed by the film at 2 p.m. A Q&A will follow. Admission is a $2 suggested donation.


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