Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former Allegheny County pathologist, first discovered CTE in Pittsburgh, in the brain of the late Steelers center Mike Webster.

Will Smith football movie shooting in Pittsburgh

With the working title 'Concussion,’ it’s based on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who detected brain injuries in Steelers center Mike Webster.

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Film series inspired by Billy Strayhorn to start Tuesday

Kelly Strayhorn honors life and legacy of Billy Strayhorn with its “My People: A Film Series in Color” on Tuesdays in November.

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 Michael Keaton.

How well do you know Michael Keaton?

How much do you know about Beetlejuice turned Batman turned Birdman? Take our Michael Keaton quiz and find out.

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 Michael Keaton as Riggan in "Birdman."

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Michael Keaton's new character is paunchy, balding and wears 60-plus years on his face.

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 Michael Keaton as Riggan and Emma Stone as Sam in "Birdman."

In 'Birdman' the theater-as-art crowd takes on Hollywood

Here are 10 ways that the Alejandro G. Inarritu film sends up Broadway and Hollywood.

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 Christine Starkey is among the cast of "The Other Side" shot in Western Pennsylvania and screening Sunday at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.

Movie review: 'Other Side' lets zombies run amok

Locally made movie “The Other Side” is about a wife who goes  missing at the start of a zombie apocalypse in a fictional Pennsylvania town.

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New film studio breaks ground in McKees Rocks

Island Studios is expected to open in six months, just in time for the spring filming season.

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 Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch star in "The Imitation Game."

Three Rivers Film Festival brings Pittsburgh places, faces and far-flung films

"Foxcatcher," "The Overnighters," "Homemakers" turn up on Film Fest schedule.

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 From left, Angela Rockwood, Mia Schaikewitz, Tiphany Adams, and Auti Angel in "Push Girls."

ReelAbilities Film Festival focuses on talents of people with disabilities

ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in Pittsburgh with special appearances by advocates in the field.

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ReelAbilities Film Festival

The schedule for the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

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 July 18, 1981: Webster lifts 280 pounds during summer workouts at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

This story was originally published in 1997, long before the NFL and CTE were connected through Mike Webster’s legacy.

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 From his maniacal workouts to his storied play with the Steelers in the 1970s and '80s, Mike Webster was known for toughness on the field. After his career and life ended, however, he was known as something else — a reason to study brain damage in NFL players.

The story behind Mike Webster, concussions, and Will Smith's movie set in Pittsburgh

Will Smith’s newest project focuses on NFL players and concussions, and the discovery in Pittsburgh of their lasting effects.

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 Kaitlyn Dever, left, plays Brandy Beltmeyer and Jennifer Garner plays her mother Patricia in "Men, Women & Children."

Jennifer Garner is treading warily around social media

Jennifer Garner and Jason Reitman talk about their newest collaboration, “Men, Women & Children,” face to face instead of via Facebook.

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 (Logan Lerman In "Fury" portrays a clerk-typist sent to Germany in 1945 to serve as the assistant driver of a tank.

Actor nabs another role with Pittsburgh connection

Logan Lerman, star of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” tackles another Pittsburgher in intense World War II drama, ”Fury.”

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Filming to close Downtown Pittsburgh streets

The streets include William Penn Place, Oliver and Fifth avenues and Sixth Avenue.

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 "First Period" plays at 9:30 tonight followed by a party at Ultra Lounge.

Seven films finish Reel Q festival

Pittsburgh's LBGT film festival heads into its final weekend.

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 Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in "Foxcatcher."

'Foxcatcher' to open Three Rivers Film Fest

“Foxcatcher,” starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, will be one of four movies opening the Three Rivers Film Festival.

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2Do this week, Oct. 12-18: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Teenie Harris photographs, music at Rodef Shalom and Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery Band are a few of the events on the calendar.

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 Director Miguel Arteta: "I didn't know the book. I read it and I fell in love with it. It's a really special book."

'Alexander' director wanted to celebrate family values

“Alexander” was the opposite of a terrible, horrible, no good film shoot for director Miguel Arteta and his teen Aussie star, Ed Oxenbould.

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Imax to introduce laser projectors with 'The Hobbit' in December

Imax Corp. will introduce a laser projection system that delivers a brighter picture than digital with the next “Hobbit” film in December.

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'Judge' cast finds sweet harmony

“The Judge” marks a return to moviemaking roots for star Robert Downey Jr., producer Susan Downey and comedy director David Dobkin.

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Family film guide

Family Film Guide: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

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 Sharon Omi and Teddy Chen Culver star in "Eat With Me."

Reel Q schedule

Reel Q film festival, launched in 1985, screens LGBT features and shorts programs during nine-day period at Harris Theater, Downtown.

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Duquesne to showcase Italian films

It started with a film that influenced “The Godfather” and continues with productions that capture the rebirth of Italy in postwar Europe.

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10 reasons to line up for 'Gone Girl'

Virtually every mention of “Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is preceded by the phrase “widely anticipated” because:

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Film notes: 'Chair' entries open today

“Hollidaysburg” and “Not Cool,” coming-of-age comedies from dueling directors in “The Chair,” will open at Waterworks Cinemas today.

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