Weekly Movie Roundup: May 2nd – May 8th

May 4th

Rooftop Shindig: The Princess Bride – Theater Square Garage


The Downtown outdoor summer screening event Rooftop Shindig kicks off with The Princess Bride. The beloved 1987 film from director Rob Reiner weaves a romantic, fun-filled tale about Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her rogue love (Cary Elwes) as they tangle with bandits, monsters and a weird cast of characters. The Rooftop Shindig: The Princess Bride screening will take place atop the Theater Square Garage at 6 p.m. A live performance by music by Memphis Hill will precede the film. Guests can also enjoy handcrafted food, specialty cocktails and beer. The even is free and open to all ages.

Sound Series: Cineshape – The Warhol


The Warhol theater Cineshape features original music by Amy Williams and video by Aaron Henderson performed by an all-star lineup of JACK Quartet, flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Scott Christian, and the composer at the piano. This concert is part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Year of the Humanities. The event is co-presented with the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music. Sound Series: Cineshape will take place at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets cost $15, $10 students. Door tickets cost $20, $15 students.

May 6th

Mad Tiger – Hollywood Theater


The Hollywood Theater will screen Mad Tiger. The feature length documentary follows two Japanese men, Yellow and Red, who have been best friends, band mates and business partners touring the United States in a performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last 15 years. When Red decides to quit, their relationship is tested by life beyond the band. Showtimes will continue through May 12th. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.

May Flowers – Row House Cinema


Row House Cinema will transition from April showers to May flowers with movies that prominently feature all kinds of fragrant posies. Selections include the 1972 erotic drama Last Tango In Paris, the 2002 dark existential comedy Adaptation, the 2003 Tim Burton fantasy Big Fish and the 2005 Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers. Showtimes will continue through May 12th.

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.

May 7th

Experimental Film Night – Mr. Roboto Project


The Mr. Roboto Project will provide an opportunity for anyone in the film community to show their non-narrative or experimental work or photography. The event is open to all ages. Experimental Film Night will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $3. Pizza and snacks will be provided. An afterparty in Polish Hill will follow. Interested filmmakers or photographers can send their submissions to shannon.rose.aailey@gmail.com. The organizers will also accept DVDs.


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