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A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde

Join filmmakers Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson for a special 16mm screening of A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde — their groundbreaking documentary about the radical Black feminist activist, academic, and poet. Lorde’s career spanned five decades and articulated some of the most important social and political visions of …

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Fantastic Planet

Special 35mm screenings co-presented with the Harris Theater! As Criterion puts it, “Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel FANTASTIC PLANET, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of …

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1 (2024)

It’s back! Originally intended as a “one”-off event, our “1” screening last January proved to be such a hit that we’re forced to bring it back for 2024! Except this time, we’ve overhauled the selection of films, ensuring another singular experience. The backstory: when it comes to mysterious 16mm short film reels, we’ve noticed that …

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Cycles and Rhythms: RPM Festival, Pittsburgh Edition

Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) is a Boston-based, artist-run festival devoted to experimental cinematic work in animation, documentary, essay film, installation, and audiovisual performance. This touring program features 16mm films by Malic Amalya, Karel Doing, Anna Kipervaser, Ryan Marino, Moviate (Josh Drake, James Hollenbaugh, Jeremy Moss, Caleb Smith), Tomonari Nishikawa, Kathleen Rugh, Josh Weissbach, and Lilan …

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Essential Pittsburgh: Alycia Crawley Knauer and Evan Knauer

In the 1990s, Alycia Crawley Knauer and Evan Knauer were a Pittsburgh punk filmmaking power couple. Across a series of short films, Alycia would produce, shoot, and edit; Evan would write the scripts, direct, and his band, hometown favorites A.T.S., would do the music. Their narratives were consistently entertaining documents of fringe cultures and incidentally …

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A Synesthete’s Atlas

Pittsburgh Sound + Image is honored to host visiting artist Eric Theise and Pittsburgh-based sound artist Trē Abalos for an evening unlike any other. See + hear real-time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps by Theise in collaboration with Abalos’ soundscapes of flutes, samples, and looping electronics. Experience: Brief glimpses of past performances of …

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