10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in November

10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in November

Originally featured in NextPittsburgh, 10.26.16

With 31 Pittsburgh premieres spanning 25 events, five days and four venues, 3RFF is your hot ticket to independent and international cinema. Audiences will meet Fiona, a Canadian librarian who treks to Paris to search for her missing elderly aunt. And grieving father Eyal, who steals medicinal marijuana from a hospice. Then there’s actress Kate Lyn Sheil portraying Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. These are just some of the thought-provoking stories on tap for the 35th installment of the region’s oldest and largest film festival. Back with a new partnership between Film Pittsburgh (formerly JFilm) and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 3RFF kicks off with opening night festivities on November 16 at the August Wilson Center. Don’t miss Pittsburgh-born filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein’s War Room-style documentary, The Freedom to Marry, chronicling the groundbreaking same-sex marriage movement and the legacy of civil rights pioneer and Pittsburgh native Evan Wolfson. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Rosenstein and Wolfson and a reception catered by Big Burrito. On November 19, be sure to head to Regent Square Theater, where Boston’s acclaimed Alloy Orchestra will perform their musical score to E. A. Dupont’s 1925 silent film classic, Varieté.