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 "The Sound of Music," celebrating its 50th anniversary, starred Julie Andrews as Maria.

The hills are alive as 'The Sound of Music' movie celebrates its 50th anniversary

The restored Oscar-winning film will return to 500-plus theaters in April and Twentieth Century Fox will release a five-disc edition.

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 Actor John Goodman arrives  at the Lincoln Pharmacy in Millvale to shoot the upcoming movie "Let It Snow"

First Person / Christmas in February: Movie stars invaded our coffee shop and made it snow

“Let It Snow” came to our corner of Pittsburgh to film and generally take over the place. It’s hard not to be star-struck.

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 In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Leonard Nimoy arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater.

Leonard Nimoy, of 'Star Trek' fame, dead at 83

Mr. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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 Aerosmith -- Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Joey Kramer -- can be seen at Cinemark theaters tonight in the concert movie "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014," filmed last year at the Download Festival in England.

Movie preview: Aerosmith brings muddy Download Festival show to screen

The band's train of classic rock keeps rolling with a concert film shot last year in England.

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 Buckwheat Zydeco performs at Club Cafe Friday night.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of Feb. 26

Performances on tap include Chatham Baroque, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pittsburgh Moth Grandslam and ArcAttack.

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 A documentary titled “Uncle Andy” will be based on memories of the Warhola Family.

Andy Warhol family members to tell the story of ‘Uncle Andy’ in documentary

The artist’s great-niece and her partner are working to complete a family portrait of Warhol. A Kickstarter funding drive launches Tuesday.

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 Anica Joyc swings her son Delko, 5, on one of the inner tubes alongside the snowtube hill at Boyce Park in January.

Boyce Park snowtubing area to close Wednesday for 'Let It Snow' filming

The ski slopes, however, will be open and operate on a normal schedule.

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 Michael Keaton, center, and the cast and crew of “Birdman” accept the Oscar for best picture during Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

'Birdman' soars to top at Oscars, including best picture and best director wins

“Birdman” won for best picture and director while Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne took home Oscars for best actor/actress.

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Kirk Cameron leads Razzies

Kirk Cameron and his comedy “Saving Christmas” won four Razzies: worst picture, worst actor, worst screenplay and worst screen combo.

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 Neil Patrick Harris paid homage to the movies in his opening number.

Tuned In: Oscar broadcast's pace slows after brisk beginning

A delightful musical number launched the Oscars telecast, but too many of host Neil Patrick Harris’ jokes didn’t live up to the opening.

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‘Birdman’ tops Spirit Awards

At the Spirit Awards Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, “Birdman” won the top honor of best feature and male lead for Michael Keaton.

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 J.K. Simmons wins best supporting actor for his role in "Whiplash" at the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday.

Winners and nominees at the 87th annual Academy Awards

Along with best picture “Birdman,” winners were marked with an “X” and boldfaced as they were announced during the Oscars ceremony on Feb.

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 Michael Keaton accepts the award for Best Male Lead for his role in "Birdman" from presenter Jessica Chastain at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.

Michael Keaton wins best male lead at Film Independent Spirit Awards

No matter what happens Sunday night, Michael Keaton was a winner this weekend.

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Film notes: Glen Campbell film to screen here in June

Glen Campbell’s daughter and onetime member of his backup band is due in Pittsburgh in June for a screening of the movie about the singer.

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 Timothy Spall won the award for Best Actor at last year's Cannes Film Festival for playing prolific British artist J.M.W. Turner in director Mike Leigh's movie  "Mr. Turner."

2 years of classes helped Timothy Spall capture J.M.W. Turner's genius

Timothy Spall learned to paint so he could convincingly play British artist J.M.W. Turner for director Mike Leigh in “Mr. Turner.”

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 Eddie Redmayne is nominated for his role in "The Theory of Everything."

The Oscar buzz: Will it be 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman' or something else on Sunday night?

And the Academy Award will go to … no one really knows, when it comes to best picture, director and actor this time around.

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 Ewan McGregor will do double duty when he comes to Pittsburgh to film "American Pastoral."

Ewan McGregor now will direct 'American Pastoral' shooting in Pittsburgh

Ewan McGregor not only will star in “American Pastoral” but he will make his directorial feature film debut.

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 Timothy Spall won the award for best actor at last year's Cannes Film Festival for playing prolific British artist J.M.W. Turner in director Mike Leigh's movie  "Mr. Turner."

Mike Leigh applies his idiosyncratic style of filmmaking to prolific British artist J.M.W. Turner

Mike Leigh applies his idiosyncratic style of filmmaking to prolific British artist J.M.W. Turner with the help of actor Timothy Spall.

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 Director Mike Nichols in 2004.

Mike Nichols' influence pervades new movies

The late Oscar winner Mike Nichols’ work seems echoed in awards-season films ‘Birdman’ and more.

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 Filmmaker Jonathan Demme will participate in a workshop during the Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival.

Film notes: Director Jonathan Demme to attend CMU film festival

The CMU Film Festival, bringing Jonathan Demme to town in March, will offer a sneak preview Feb. 27 of “Song From the Forest.”

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Movie 'Still Alice' raises questions about Alzheimer's

The movie “Still Alice” raises questions about Alzheimer’s, particularly the early onset form that affects Julianne Moore’s character.

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 Michael Keaton, a Pittsburgh native, acknowledges the crowd before throwing out the first pitch at PNC Park on April 10, 2006. Keaton was born in the Forest Grove neighborhood of Robinson Township.

Explore Michael Keaton's Pittsburgh roots

The Oscar-nominated actor grew up in Robinson Township, and the Pittsburgh region became his launchpad to acting fame.

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 Computer pioneer Grace Hopper is the subject of a short documentary, "The Queen of Code," by Mt. Lebanon native Gillian Jacobs.

Mt. Lebanon native Gillian Jacobs makes her directorial debut

“Community” star Gillian Jacobs makes her directorial debut with “The Queen of Code,” about techno-wiz Grace Hopper.

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 Joe Letteri accepts the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photo Real/Live Action Feature Motion Picture, the top award at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards, with his team from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Honors continue for Aliquippa's visual effects master

Four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri will give a presentation at the Museum of the Living Image on Wednesday. Feb. 11.

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 Chris Moore, Kyle Stratton, Rob Henry, Tony Sacco, Dan Kavanaugh, Julia Sacco, Josh Shader.

'Birdman,' Pittsburgh-produced 'The Chair' winners at Directors Guild Awards

“Birdman” tops “Boyhood,” and “The Chair” scores honor for reality TV.

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Film Notes: Steeltown's Film Factory being reborn

The Steeltown Indie Program will have a broader emphasis on nurturing film, TV and Web projects.

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 Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards at the Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 2.

Find the Pittsburgh ties in the 87th Oscars' class picture

Stars gather at the Academy Awards annual Nominees Luncheon.

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 From left to right, Point Park University students Jaz McKibben and Jordan Durham, both 19 and cinema production majors, and Blaise Kepple, 18, a global cultural studies major, will embark on a journey to South Africa to film a documentary about sharks.

Three Point Park students seek funding to make shark documentary

They are trying to rehabilitate great white sharks’ image by making a documentary and traveling to Capetown, South Africa, in early May.

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 Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," accepts the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award for the film during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday in Park City, Utah.

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' wins grand jury, audience awards at Sundance Film Festival

Filmed and set in Pittsburgh, the movie has won the most coveted prizes at the most important independent film festival in America.

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 Producer Neal Dodson -- Wasn't totally happy with "The Chair."

Producer of 'A Most Violent Year' thanks Jessica Chastain for casting

Producer Neal Dodson talks about the serendipity of casting “A Most Violent Year” and re-creating 1981 New York there and in Detroit.

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 Kevin Macdonald directed "Black Sea."

'Black Sea' director found perfect guy in Jude Law

Actor Jude Law taps into his character-actor side to play a treasure-hunting submarine captain in the new thriller, “Black Sea.”

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