Brit Marling as “Karen,” Michael Pitt as “Dr. Ian Grey” and Steven Yeun as “Kenny” in "I Origins."

Actor found ‘I Origins’ a learning experience

Michael Pitt says “I Origins” sometimes prompts, tears but it almost always produces debate about science and spirituality.

about 4 hours ago

 Lorelei Linklater, daughter of director Richard Linklater, portrays Samantha in her father's film "Boyhood" with Ethan Hawke, center, as Mason Sr. and Ellar Coltrane as Mason.,

Director Richard Linklater saw opportunity, not risk, in ambitious 'Boyhood'

The Texas filmmaker shot "Boyhood" during a 12-year period with the same core cast.

1 day ago

 Trainer Tyrone Taylor fed apples and carrots to the circus elephant that burst out of the Jaffa Mosque April 21, 1993.

Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.

4 days ago

 Michael Keaton.

Film Notes: Michael Keaton to wing it as 'Birdman'

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton is about to have a moment (again) thanks to “Birdman,” set to open the Venice Film Festival in late August.

1 week ago

 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

1 week ago

Movie review: Monty Python serves up usual shenanigans

G‘‍Day, Bruce! Monty Python performs together for (probably) the very last time, and many get to see it on the big screen.

1 week ago

 Jesse Andrews, Pittsburgh native and author of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," met with a group of students and recent graduates in the backyard of teacher Joe Ehman: "Writing is more important than being a writer."

Students gather to learn and laugh with novelist and Schenley grad Jesse Andrews

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.

1 week ago

 Claude O'Steen

Let’s Talk About Art: Claude O'Steen

Filmmaker Claude O‘‍Steen reaches into childhood and the stories his father told around the dinner table to create his narratives on film.

1 week ago

Detours possible today during movie filming in Brentwood

Filming of the boxing movie "Southpaw" may cause detours today along Brownsville Road in Carrick and Brentwood.

1 week ago

 Actor James Garner arrives for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in 2005. He died Saturday,  according to Los Angeles police. He was 86.

Actor James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files,' dies at 86

Although he was adept at drama and action, Mr. Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style.

1 week ago

 Zachary Quinto at the announcement of "The Chair" project last January on the South Side.

Zachary Quinto wants more out of career than 'Heroes'

Green Tree native Zachary Quinto preps “The Chair” and a return to “Star Trek,” but he may not be back on the “Heroes” reboot.

1 week ago

 Frank Grillo in 2011"s "Warrior," which was filmed in Pittsburgh.

Frank Grillo is out for revenge in 'The Purge: Anarchy'

Actor Frank Grillo, who made "Warrior" and "The Kill Point" in Pittsburgh, stars in "The Purge: Anarchy" set in the near-future in L.A.

2 weeks ago

 Steve James, director of "Life Itself," says interesting people are complex people, and Roger Ebert "certainly was that kind of person."

Filmmaker getting thumbs up for Ebert movie

Steve James, director of "Life Itself," discusses learning from and working with Roger Ebert.

2 weeks ago

Film Notes: Oaks renovating to become multipurpose center

Oaks Theater to add two stages and a bar and compress seating as it evolves into a multipurpose entertainment center in Oakmont.

2 weeks ago

 Charlton Heston, who plays an astronaut who lands on an ape-ruled planet, and Linda Harrison, as a human inhabitant, appear in a scene from the 1968 film "The Planet of the Apes."

Hollywood counting on 'Apes' to boost box office

Hollywood needs “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to roar in a big way this weekend to help reverse the summer slump at the box office.

3 weeks ago

 Lisa and Vince Roskovensky of Moon, with their children, Hailey, 3, and Tyler, 6, watch "Rio 2" at the CineGrille, a dine-in movie theater, at Latitude 360 in North Fayette.

How movie theaters are changing with the times

Although big-name entertainment companies no longer are building hundreds of new theaters at a time, they continue to invest in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Will Smith may be in town filming a movie.

Busiest film agenda shapes up for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh all-stars add Will Smith and Vin Diesel to Russell Crowe and Jake Gyllenhaal in movies being shot in Pittsburgh in 2014.

3 weeks ago

 Assuming the Unknown by Alex Sansone, from the 2014 2-Minute Film Festival at Carnegie Museum of Art.

2-Minute Film Festival goes to the moon

Outer space is the theme of the 2-Minute Film Festival in at Carnegie Museum; Culture Club premieres Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

3 weeks ago

 Emily Peachey.

#SEENRisingStar: Emily Peachey

Pittsburgh's Emily Peachey was headed to law school when the acting bug changed her course.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon star in Richard Lester's "A Hard's Day's Night."

Restored 'Hard Day's Night' still magical

Beatles and fans rampage through London in the classic “A Hard Day‘‍s Night,” restored for its 50th anniversary.

4 weeks ago

 Directors Gab Cody, second from left, and Sam Turich, right, with the film crew.

Lawrenceville dinner inspires movie

Sam Turich and Gab Cody discuss their film “Progression,” inspired by the Lawrenceville Urban Pioneer Society‘‍s progressive dinner.

4 weeks ago

 Fitz and the Tantrums.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Furries hit town, the Swans perform and fireworks are popping off all over.

4 weeks ago

 Brian 'Astro' Bradley stars in "Earth to Echo."

Brian 'Astro' Bradley moves from rapping to acting

A director told rapper turned “Earth to Echo” actor Brian “Astro” Bradley to “just keep doing what you‘‍re doing” in movies.

1 month ago


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