From September 6th though September 11th, the city will have a jolly good time with Britsburgh, an event promoting United Kingdom connections in the Pittsburgh area. Along with UK cuisine, tea times and other Anglo traditions, the festival will also feature movie screenings at Row House Cinema, Duquesne University, Sewickley Public Library and the Hartwood Mansion. See film schedule and details below:
Mansfield Park – Duquesne University
Duquesne University will include a screening of the film Mansfield Park as part of their Jane Austen and the Theater event. Based on Austen’s eponymous novel, the 1999 British romantic comedy follows Fanny Price, a penniless young woman whose wit and moral fortitude guide her through the trials of high society at her wealthy relatives’ estate. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Bayer Learning Center of the Bayer Pappert Lecture Hall.
Friday Afternoon Movies and Cinema Circle Foreign Film Club – Sewickley Public Library
The Sewickley Public Library will present various British film during two series, Friday Afternoon Movies and Cinema Circle Foreign Film Club. The Friday Afternoon selections include the 2006 award-winning drama The Queen, the 1951 heist film The Lavender Hill Mob and the 1993 C.S. Lewis biopic Shawdowlands. Cinema Circle Foreign Film Club will focus on the 1993 Irish comedy The Snapper, which follows a family trying to deal with one daughter’s scandalous pregnancy to a man she refuses to name.
All Friday Afternoon screenings will take place at 3 p.m. The Circle Foreign Film Club screening will take on September 7th at 6 p.m. with a film discussion to follow at the same time on September 21st.
British Film Festival – Row House Cinema
Row House Cinema and Bierport Tap Room will kick off a week of British and UK cinema with a shepherd’s pie tasting and happy hour on September 9th. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and are available for purchase at the Row House website. Includes pie portion and one complimentary beer.
The week’s films include the 1949 thriller The Third Man, the 1979 Monty Python feature Life Of Brian, the 1996 Scottish drug trip Trainspotting and the 2005 indie musical comedy Kinky Boots. Showtimes will continue through September 15th.
Mary Poppins in the Park – Hartwood Mansion
Hartwood Acres Park will present an outdoor screening of Mary Poppins on the Hartwood Mansion lawn. The 1964 Disney movie musical stars Julie Andrews as a magical nanny who takes two upper-class children on a series of adventures through Edwardian London. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.