“Pittsburgh Reframed”: Pittsburgh Filmmakers at IUP Film Series

Posted on 8/19/2009 1:48:04 PM

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 6:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall

Pittsburgh Reframed is a program of shorts by local film and video artists produced as part of the 2008 Three Rivers Film Festival. This anthology celebrates Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary through a series of pieces, each with a run time of two minutes and 50 seconds.

The artists pay tribute to a promotional film commissioned for the city's bicentennial in 1958 by using excerpts from that original work. From there, these artists take their visions in many directions, from documentary of local personalities to impressionistic works of abstract video art. Local artists participating include Tess Allard, Mike Bonello, Tony Buba, Olivia Ciummo, Brian Cohen, Matthew R. Day, Carolina Loyola Garcia, Anna Hawkins, Ben Hernstrom, Charlie Humphrey, Thad Kellstadt, Brady Lewis, Michael Mallis, Jesse McLean, Bob Rutkowski, Elizabeth Seamans, Minette Seate, Chris Smalley, Josh Tonies, and Lucian Wintrich.

(total program: approx. 90 minutes)

Other upcoming films in the Pittsburgh Filmmakers at IUP Film Series include An Independent Portrait, November 11, and In Service, February 24, 2010.