This series of films will be presented by Amber Bemak, a filmmaker, artist, and educator whose work is based in experimental and documentary film.
Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments pulled from 1,300 hours of footage shot over five years of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the historic South—trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race while simultaneously a testament to dreaming.
In this deeply humane film, director Manfred Kirchheimer takes to the streets in an ode to the men and women who earn their daily bread by diligently collecting New York City’s bottles and cans. These individuals talk about their struggles, their families, and their dreams.
In their final year at Muncie’s Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency.
This series of films will be presented by Mimi Pickering, an award-winning filmmaker with Appalshop, a media, arts, and education center founded in Kentucky’s Appalachian coalfields.
This series of films will be presented by a member of Scribe Video Center, a non profit organization in Philadelphia that seeks to explore, develop, and advance the use of electronic media.
A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town (Braddock, PA), where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.
This series of films will be presented by Peggy Ahwesh, an experimental filmmaker and video artist.
Please join us in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater for a screening of ExperimentalCurator: The Sally Dixon Story, a documentary that delves into the life of experimental film curator Sally Dixon, followed by a panel discussion led by filmmaker Brigid Maher with art historian Cash Ragona and archivist Emily Davis. Before the screening, Bill Judson will introduce the film.
Join us for a collective viewing of Across the Walls, a documentary film that offers an intimate glimpse into the experiences of women sentenced to life in prison without parole in the state of Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Museum of Art invites teens to create their own masterpieces to display in a teen art and film showcase.
Welfare captures the inner workings of the welfare system in the pivotal moment of the 1970s when Richard Nixon’s political campaign to reform federal social support was underway. Office staff, as well as clients, struggle to cope with and interpret the laws and regulations that govern their work and life.
The film documents Buba’s beloved Braddock community—its anxiety and activism that accompanied the failure of the steel industry in and around Pittsburgh.
Following the 1973 coal miner’s strike in Harlan County, Kansas, the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.
Set against the backdrop of the majority Black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles in the 1970s, the film portrays a slaughterhouse worker and the complexities of balancing work and life as he struggles to support his family.
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. The film documents the ensuing optimism as well as clashes and setbacks in the working-class town.
Film Pittsburgh’s 9th annual ReelAbilities Film Festival is coming to Carnegie Museum of Art from September 8 to 12, 2021! Along with showing 12 fantastic features and short films that explore and celebrate the lives of people living with disabilities, the festivities will include filmmaker Q&As and panel discussions with local disability advocates and activists, as well as an art exhibit with Creative Citizen Studios.