Weekly Movie Roundup: March 28th – April 3rd

March 29th

Bad Movie Bingo: Bad Taste – Smiling Moose


Neo Trash Video will pay tribute to Peter Jackson‘s early career with the Bad Taste edition of Bad Movie Bingo at The Smiling Moose. The gory 1987 cult favorite pits a small New Zealand town against alien invaders who harvest human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. The event begins at 9 p.m. and includes drink specials, awards and giveaways.

March 31st

Omar – University of Pittsburgh


In honor of anti-apartheid week, the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh BDS Coalition will present director Hany Abu-Assad‘s film Omar. The tense, gripping thriller follows a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girlfriend. By night, he’s ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends. Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game – is he playing his Israeli handler or will he really betray his cause? The screening will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning, Room 602. A discussion will follow.

April 1st

Dr. Who Party & 50th Anniversary Screening – Hollywood Theater


The Hollywood Theater will celebrate one of the longest running sci-fi properties of all time with their second annual Dr. Who Party. The event includes prizes for the best Doctor Who-inspired costumes, goodies, and a screening of a new digital transfer of the 1966 film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Doors open at 7 p.m. followed by the film at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 and $10 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

April 2nd

BANFF Mountain Film Festival – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall


The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour stops in Pittsburgh to showcase two days of films at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. Presented by Venture Outdoors, the event will feature 17 films inspired by mountaineering, surfing, kayaking, and an overall love and appreciation for nature’s wonders. Tickets are available for purchase at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall website.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Hollywood Theater


The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players return for another Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight shadowcast screening at the Hollywood Theater. The show begins at 11:45 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 to $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.


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