The rain slowed enough last Thursday to screen our last film, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth. We popped lots of corn and filled the house. Thanks to everyone for coming down, to the Toonseum for hosting us and to the Benedum Foundation for their support.
We’re back! Welcome to the cityLIVE Courtyard Series!
This summer we’ll be screening three great documentary films outdoors, in the courtyard of 947 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. The films include Please Vote for Me on July 13th, Gasland on July 19th, and The Pruitt-Igoe Myth on July 26th. Each of these films deal with themes of community engagement — and, in different ways, people who are challenged to make change in the places where they live.
As always, cityLIVE! is free and open to the public.
This is where it all begins. In Wuhan, a city the size of London located in central China, director Weijun Chen documents an experiment in democracy at the Evergreen Primary School when a third grade class holds an election to select a Class Monitor. Three eight-year olds compete against each other for the coveted position, abetted and egged on by teachers and doting parents.
Join us for the first of our cityLIVE! Courtyard Series films at 947 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. The screening will begin right after the Cultural District’s downtown Gallery Crawl. Come for the crawl and stay for a movie and snacks.
Admission is free and open to the public and snacks will be served!
When filmmaker Josh Fox received an unexpected offer of $100,000 for the natural gas drilling rights to his property in the Delaware River Basin, on the border of New York and Pennsylvania, he resisted the urge to accept. Instead, he set off on a cross-country journey to investigate the environmental risks of agreeing to the deal. The result is an urgent, cautionary, and sometimes darkly comic look at the largest domestic natural gas drilling campaign in history.
Join us for the second of our cityLIVE! courtyard series films at 947 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Admission is free and open to the public and snacks will be served!
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project’s residents.
Join us for the third of our cityLIVE! Courtyard Series films at 947 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Admission is free and open to the public and snacks will be served!