The Three Rivers film fest, Pittsburgh's longest running festival of cinema for both national and international fare, recently rolled out their stand up schedule. Starting November 8th through the 23rd, the 32nd annual fest presents local premieres, shorts and student films at four area theaters.
The Harris Theatre Downtown, the Regent Square Theater, the Melwood Screening Room inside Pittsburgh Filmmakers and a new venue, the Waterworks Cinemas each will have showings of the festival's 120 plus film line-up.
Highlights include an exciting bio-pic about the South African apartheid leader Nelson Mandela starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", this year's Sundance award winning Documentary "Blood Brother" (with an appearance by Director and Pittsburgh native Steve Hoover), Indie pioneer John ("Passion Fish") Sayles' latest, a laidback Mystery about immigration featuring Edward James Olmos in "Go For Sisters", an uplifting "Philomena" with Dame Judi Dench and a triple threat of inspired Comedies-- Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies", "Zero Charisma" and David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche".
Don't forget that Foreign flavor too, with such fest favorites as Poland's romantic "Loving", Singapore's dynamic family Drama "Ilo Ilo" and Georgia's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film "In Bloom".
And what would a great festival be without a few movies for fans of Midnight flicks, like say Drafthouse Films' Cult classic re-issue of "The Visitor", the exploitative overseas Actioner "The Italian Connection" and the British black & white Horror "A Field in England".