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Turbo Kid A WALK IN THE WOODS. Ken Kwapis directs this adaptation of the best-selling Bill Bryson memoir about hiking the Appalachian Trail with his friend; Robert Redford and Nick Nolte star. Starts Wed., Sept. 2. Manor WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS. Max Joseph directs this musical dramedy, which tracks the personal and professional travails of a DJ (Zac Efron) who makes it big. Starts Fri., Aug. 28

REPERTORY CINEMA IN THE PARK. Final week of programming for the season. Guardians of the Galaxy, Wed., Aug. 26 (Schenley) and Sat., Aug. 29 (Riverview). McFarland, USA, Thu., Aug. 27 (Brookline); Fri., Aug. 28 (Arsenal); and Sat. Aug. 29 (Grandview). DisneyNature’s Bears, Sun., Aug. 30 (Schenley). Films begin at dusk. 412-2552493 or www.citiparks.net. Free

American Ultra ROW HOUSE CINEMA. Surrealism series. Blue Velvet (David Lynch’s 1986 thriller in which things aren’t right in a seemingly nice small town), Aug. 26-27. Donnie Darko: Director’s Cut (a troubled teen is plagued by visions of a giant rabbit in this 2001 thriller), Aug. 26-27. Pi (a mathematician searches for a number in Darren Aronofksy’s 1998 thriller), Aug. 26-27. 8½ (Fellini’s 1963 classic about a struggling film director who slips into memories and fantasies), Aug. 27. Those Darn Kids series. Battle Royale (2000 Japanese dark comedy in which teenage schoolgirls fight to the death), Aug. 28-31 and Sept. 2-3. Matilda (in this 1996 comedy, it’s fun to be a naughty little girl when you have telekinetic powers), Aug. 28-Sept. 1 and Sept. 3. Rebel Without a Cause (disaffected teens spend a memorable night in the 1955 drama starring James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood), Aug. 28-30 and Sept. 1-3. The Outsiders (1983 teen drama about a rivalry that turns deadly), Aug. 28Sept. 3. Special screening: Bigfoot the Movie (locally produced new comedy about a super-hairy creature terrorizing Elwood City), 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 28 (followed by Q&A). Call or see website for times and complete

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listings. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-904-3225 or www.rowhousecinema.com. $5-9 THE WARRIORS. Walter Hill’s 1979 gangsploitation flick was set in the urban cesspool that was New York City, a dark Gotham ruled by take-no-prisoners youth gangs. When a summit of gangs goes bad, one group, The Warriors, must fight its way from the Bronx to a final showdown at Coney Island. Come out and play. Screens as part of the Rooftop Shindig Summer Film Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. Doors at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m.; film at dusk. Wed., Aug. 26. Top of Theatre Square Garage, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Downtown. Free and bringyour-own-chair. SPACEBALLS. In Mel Brooks’ 1987 spoof of Star Wars, Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and Barf the Mawg (a furry John Candy) set their intergalactic RV to hyperspeed in order to save the Druish Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) and her robot, Dot Matrix (voice of Joan Rivers), from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). Brooks is on board as both President Skroob and Yogurt, a wizard wise in the ways of the Schwartz. May the puns be with you. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 26. AMC Waterfront. $5 THE POWER OF ONE VOICE. Rachel Carson is probably the 20th century’s most well-known environmentalist. But as this new, 51-minute documentary exploring her legacy argues, the radicalism of her insight in books like Silent Spring remains widely unappreciated. In interviews with everyone from Roger Christie, Carson’s adopted son, to her biographer, Linda Lear, locally based filmmaker Mark Dixon portrays a biologist determined to make a case for nature to a post-war society convinced of better living through chemistry, even when that chemistry gave us DDT. The screening continues a monthly series of films about labor and social justice presented by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. 7:30 p.m. Thu., Aug. 27. Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Free. www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org (BO) FILMED BY BIKE. A program of 11 short films about bicycles will screen in conjunction with Bikefest 2015. Among the topics: bicycle repair in Havana, Cuba; touring scenic Oregon; and classic WQED shorts on Big Savage Tunnel and the Dirty Dozen. 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 28; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. Aug. 29. Hollywood. $8 ($5 for BikePGH members) DO THE RIGHT THING. Spike Lee’s 1989 dramedy explores various tensions — racial, social, generational, economic — playing out on one Brooklyn street on a hot summer’s day. 8 p.m. Sun., Aug. 30. Regent Square CLUELESS. Amy Heckerling’s 1995 teen comedy is a clever adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. Now set in Beverly Hills, it features a heroine named Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and kickier fashion. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 2. AMC Waterfront. $5

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Profile for Pittsburgh City Paper

August 26, 2015  

Pittsburgh City Paper Volume 25 Issue 34

August 26, 2015  

Pittsburgh City Paper Volume 25 Issue 34