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we’re told by corporate entities. 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. Hollywood (AH)

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PRINCE OF DARKNESS. In this 1987 horror thriller, a discovery in a church basement — a mysterious green ooze — sets into motion a demonic force. Oops. John Carpenter directs. 9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. Hollywood

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Blake Edwards’ 1961 film is, at its heart, still Truman Capote’s simple tale of the rootless nature of America’s then-impending future. Audrey Hepburn stars. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 11. Hollywood

THE 15:17 TO PARIS. Clint Eastwood directs this docudrama, which recounts the event of Aug. 12, 2015, in which three young American men traveling by train to Paris thwart a potential terrorist attack on board. The men — Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler — play themselves. Starts Fri., Feb. 9

CLOSE-UP. An Iranian man is mistaken for a wellknown filmmaker and exploits this handy confusion, convincing a wealthy Tehran family that they are the subject of his next film. Then his ruse is discovered and he is sued by the family. In 1990, filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami recreated the story, using the actual participants, who play themselves. In Persian, with subtitles. 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 11. Regent Square

FIFTY SHADES FREED. After a lot of flirting, light spanking and a sexual-contract crisis or two, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) get married. Narrator voice: “But a dark force from the past is determined to tear them part …” James Foley directs the conclusion to this soapy saga. Starts Fri., Feb. 9 OSCAR SHORT FILMS. They may be “short” films, but you’ll still need to book some time to catch the more than dozen which are nominated this year for an Academy Award. Fortunately, they are broken up into four separate programs — Live Action, Animated and two sets of Documentary — and most are booked through March 1. The Live Action group offers films from the U.K., Germany, Australia and two from the U.S., including “DeKalb Elementary,” about a school shooting. Among the Animated nominees is “Dear Basketball,” which features some musings and highlights from basketball great Kobe Bryant. The Documentary shorts include: “Edith + Eddy,” about an elderly bi-racial couple; “Heroine(e),” about the opioid epidemic, and set in Huntingdon, W.Va.; and “Traffic Stop,” about the traffic stop of an African-American teacher that escalated. The Live Action and Animated programs begin Fri., Feb. 9, and run through March 1. The Documentary programs begin Sat., Feb. 10, and run through Feb. 25. Check www. cinema.pfpca. org for complete schedule and times. (Al Hoff) PETER RABBIT. Will Gluck directs this digitally animated version of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale about a charmingly clad rabbit and a very attractive (if fenced off) vegetable garden. James Corden supplies the voice of the mischievous bunny. Starts Fri., Feb. 9

REPERTORY HUMAN FLOW. This recent ecent documentary ell-known Chinese essay, directed by well-known ei, seeks to put a artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, cope of refugee face to the unimaginable scope populations worldwide. In English, and varies. 7 p.m. Wed., ous languages, with subtitles. Feb. 7. Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne 415. Free (AH) campus, Uptown. 412-396-6415.

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Close-Up IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. In this 1934 romantic comedy from Frank Capra, a news reporter (Clark Gable) pursues a runaway rich girl (Claudette Colbert) through Depression-era America. Times grow so lean that the mismatched pair are forced to chastely share a motel room (separated by a hanging blanket, or “the Wall of Jericho”), but you won’t be surprised to learn the pair transcend their differences. Feb. 9-14. Row House Cinema OBVIOUS CHILD. In Gillian Robespierre’s sweet, offbeat 2014 rom-com, an aspiring standup comedian Donna (Jenny Slate) finds a drunken hook-up with the not-her-type Max (Jake Lacy) leading to something more, including an unexpected pregnancy. But this hot-button issue is the catalyst for the film’s larger narrative, a sometimes raunchy, rough-edged but heartwarming coming-of-age story about a bright but unfocused twentysomething. It’s a journey that involves parents, friends, work, romantic relationships and, yes, Planned Parenthood. Feb. 9-15. Row House Cinema (AH)

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THEY LIVE. A working-class dude named Nada (Roddy Piper) discovers the truth behind people’s infuriating complacency: They’re being continually brainwashed into submission to serve the needs of an elite class of aliens. John Carpenter’s campy 1988 sci-fi thriller (with fisticuffs!) has since gained status as a trenchant observation on class, consumerism and why we so eagerly do as

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DARK STAR. Th This low-budget space flick from 1974 pai paired director John Carpenter and writer Dan O’Bannon, who would go on to m much better films, such as Halloween and Alien, respectively. But fans can chec check out the rumblings of greatness in th this tale of four dudes (five, if you cou count the dead guy), on a very long space mission. 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 1 10. Hollywood

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THE THI THING. A bunch of feckless potpot-smokers holed up in some An Antarctic “research” facility are vvisited by a bad alien. John Carpent Carpenter’s 1982 remake of the 1951 scisci-fi classic lacks much of the earlier film’s subtlety; here,

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LOVE STORY. In Arthur Hiller’s 1970 weepie, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” But this tale of Harvard students and lovebirds Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw — one of whom is dying — will bring plenty of sniffles. 7:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 13, and noon, Wed., Feb. 14. Tull Family Theater, Sewickley

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SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. This 2010 film follows twentysomething Pilgrim (Michael Cera) as he tries to balance playing in a band, dating a 17-yearold schoolgirl, and pursuit of new-girl-in-town Ramona Flowers. To date Flowers, Pilgrim must battle her baggage — and some of his own — against an earnest backdrop of Toronto video arcades, clubs, record stores and thrift sshops. Director Edgar Wright has created an a alterna-rom-com for a frenzied, inte intertextual, pop-culture world: a pasti pastiche of graphic-novel panels brough brought to life, video-game fight sequenc sequences, action-film sendups and Seinfel Seinfeld homage. Feb. 9-15. Row House Cine Cinema (Aaron Jentzen)

ob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Rob 1987 film is that rare bird — a film to delight children and adultss alike, an ance, comupbeat fairy tale with romance, ously quotedy, swordplay and deliciously able lines. Multiple daily showings, Feb. 9-11 (Rangos Giant Theater, Carnegie Science Center),, and MC 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 14 (AMC Loews Waterfront) GHOST. Her true love dies, but eelhe returns as a pottery-wheelfriendly ghost. Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze star in Jerryy Zuck15. Row er’s 1990 romance. Feb. 9-15. House Cinema

gross-out effects mute any horror. This Thing is like a multi-headed demented slug. The scenes where the men — unsure which of them has morphed into the Thing — freak out on each other are better. 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. Hollywood (AH)

CORRIDOR FOUR. On Sept. 11, 2001, K9 Unit Officer Isaac Ho’opi’i helped rescue numerous people from the Pentagon after terrorists flew a plane into the building. He was rightly called a hero, profiled in the media, and even carried the Olympic torch on its way to the 2002 Winter Olympics. But after the attention faded, Ho’opi’i struggled with guilt and regret. Stephen Tringali’s new documentary profiles how Ho’opi’i managed to re-orient his life, with the help of his family and his love of Hawaiian music. 7 p.m. Tue., Feb. 13. SouthSide Works

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Feb. 7, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper  

Volume 28 Issue 6

Feb. 7, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper  

Volume 28 Issue 6