Weekly Movie Roundup: June 6th – June 12th

June 6th

Undertow – City of Asylum


As part of the Our Stories summer film series presented by Reel Q and Cafe Con Leche, City of Asylum will host a screening of Undertow. In this unique ghost story, handsome young fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret – he’s in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter who is ostracized by the town because he’s gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent (318 Sampsonia Way). Guests can also enjoy complimentary food. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

June 8th

Science on Screen: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Regent Square Theater


As part of a national Science on Screen Program, Regent Square Theater will pair the biopic The Man Who Knew Infinity with relevant discussion from a scientific expert. Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (Dev Patel) earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The event will include a talk from Po-Shen Loh, founder of the Pittsburgh-based technology startup Expii. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

Tremors – AMC Loews Waterfront


AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1990 horror comedy Tremors as part of their Classic Movies Night series. Two friends (Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward) and a seismologist (Finn Carter) investigate a series of deaths, only to find themselves battling giant, subterranean monsters picking off the residents of a one-horse desert town. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

June 9th

Deuce Comes to Dormont: Hot Potato – Hollywood Theater


Hollywood Theater will present a Deuce Comes to Dormont screening of Hot Potato.The 1976 film stars Jim Kelly as a martial arts expert who, with the help of his crew, must rescue an ambassador’s daughter kidnapped in by warlord in Thailand. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door.

June 10th

Four Degrees of Tarantino – Row House Cinema


Row House Cinema will explore some of the most influential films behind the work of director Quentin Tarantino. Selections include the 1964 French New Wave film Band Of Outsiders, the 1974 blaxploitation classic Foxy Brown and the 1974 Japanese movie The Street Fighter, as well as Tarantino’s 1992 breakout hit Reservoir Dogs. Showtimes will continue through June 16th.

Xanadu – Hollywood Theater


Hollywood Theater will make all your dreams come true with the 1980 fantasy musical Xanadu. Featuring music by Electric Light Orchestra, the bizarre film follows a struggling artist (Michael Beck) who opens a popular rollerskating disco club with the help of an immortal Greek muse (Olivia Newton-John) and a washed-up bandleader (Gene Kelly). Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door. Showtimes will continue through June 12th.

June 12th

Alice in the Cities – Regent Square Theater


Regent Square Theater will show Alice in the Cities as part of their June Sunday Night Series Wim Wenders: Back On the Open Road. The black-and-white 1974 film follows a writer and photojournalist who comes into custody of a nine-year-old girl while traveling through Germany. The screening will begin at 8 p.m.

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