The Three Rivers Film Festival Marks its 35th Year in Pittsburgh

Originally featured in Pittsburgh City Paper on 11-16-16 This year, the long-running Three Rivers Film Festival occupies fewer days, but still offers two dozen narrative and documentary features (all new to Pittsburgh), as well as events and guest speakers. The 35th annual festival, a partnership between Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Film Pittsburgh, runs from Wed., Nov. […]

Three Rivers Film Festival Accents Pittsburgh Figures in its 35th Year

Originally featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 11.16.16 The Three Rivers Film Festival has been a home for filmmakers the past 35 years, especially those born in Pittsburgh. And with 26 events in just five days, Film Pittsburgh’s inaugural year of programming is set to highlight many meaningful Steel City connections. Kathryn Spitz Cohan, executive director of […]

The Three Rivers Film Festival Opens with the Marriage-Equality Documentary The Freedom to Marry

Originally featured in Pittsburgh City Paper on 11.9.16 If you’re looking for a good cleansing cry after the interminable dark ugliness that has been the recent presidential campaign, consider The Freedom to Marry. Eddie Rosenstein’s new documentary charts the decades-long fight to win marriage rights for gay couples, culminating in the recent landmark Supreme Court […]

Allderdice Grads Bring Fight for Gay Marriage to Screen

Originally featured in Trib Total Media on 11.9.16 Last year, as a legal fight was brewing that would change the culture of America, Eddie Rosenstein, a 1981 grad of Squirrel Hill’s Taylor Allderdice High School, spent months training his camera on Evan Wolfson (Allderdice, Class of ‘74). A family friend of Rosenstein’s, Wolfson is the […]

Three Rivers Film Festival Rebuilding

Originally featured on Trib Total Media on 11.9.16 It’s been a long ride since George Romero’s “Knightriders.” Fittingly, an offbeat film from Pittsburgh’s most famous filmmaker launched the Three Rivers Film Festival in 1982. The 35th annual festival screens Nov. 16 to 20, with a diverse lineup of three dozen indie and documentary films, with […]