With director Ryan McGarry at the Sept. 19 & 20 screenings.
A notorious trauma bay in an inner-city ER earns its rep as the ‘hurt locker of medicine’ as new, idealistic and adrenaline- seeking doctors train in an environment akin to a war-zone.
This rarely shown dark comedy from Robert Altman explores the world of compulsive gambling and the search for that ever-elusive big score. Soon-to-be-unemployed Bill (George Segal) joins pal Charlie (Elliott Gould), as they move from bets on horses, to backroom card games, boxing, basketball and more. Roger Ebert said, "This movie has a taste in its mouth like stale air-conditioning, and no matter what time it seems to be, it's always five in the morning in a second-rate casino." (Robert Altman; 1974; 108 min, 35mm print)
In this neo-noir from the Coen Brothers – their first feature – a Texas bar owner hires a private detective to kill his wife and her lover, but of course things don’t go as planned. Full of misunderstandings, double-crosses, and red herrings.
Zine/minicomic legend, John Porcellino, the creator of a self-published, photocopied, mostly autobiographical series called King-Cat Comics, is touring the country with a film about his life and work, called "Root Hog or Die."
Part the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl. The Harris theater will screen highlights of the 2014 Film Kitchen Contest and a special screening of Complaints n’at Choir at 7:30pm. Group photography show “Stacks” in the Tiny Harris
To keep her niece (Elizabeth Taylor) from talking, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn) attempts to bribe a young psycho-surgeon into lobotomizing her. Fortunately ideas about treating mental illness have changed since 1959, yet this lurid Tennessee Williams' adaptation was more controversial for alluding to homosexuality and cannibalism than for using a lobotomy as a weapon. (Joseph L. Mankiewicz; 1959; 114 min; 35mm print)