Three Rivers Film festival schedule -- Week 3

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The Three Rivers Film Festival concludes Saturday with the return of the Alloy Orchestra for an afternoon program of shorts with Buster Keaton and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and an evening showing of the 1920s Soviet film "The Overcoat."

Tickets, $15 for closing night and $10 for most others, are on sale through or 1-888-71tickets if no Internet access. If tickets remain, they will be sold at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

A six-pack pass, $50, good for six admissions excluding special events, is available only through the front desk at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in Oakland or its three theaters: Melwood Screening Room (MSR below), 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland; Regent Square Theater (RS), 1035 S. Braddock Ave.; and Harris Theater (HT), 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown.

For more details, including receptions, filmmaker appearances and accompanying short films, see


7 p.m.: "Nicky's Family" -- See review. RS.

7:30 p.m.: "Pittsburgh Dad" and "Mercury Men" -- Local filmmaker Chris Preksta and actor Curt Wootton will screen clips from both series and discuss online film exhibition. HT.

8 p.m. "Kid-Thing" -- A troubled tomboy, whose days are filled with mischief and petty crime, hears an old woman's call for help from an abandoned well in the woods and must decide what to do. MSR.

9:15 p.m.: "Ginger & Rosa" -- See review. RS.


7 p.m.: "Ginger & Rosa." RS.

7 p.m.: "Shun Li and the Poet" -- Gossip threatens the innocent friendship between a Chinese woman working as a bartender in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon and a local fisherman nicknamed "The Poet." HT.

7 p.m.: Competitive Shorts Program with reception. MSR.

9:15 p.m.: "My Worst Nightmare" -- Romcom from director Anne Fontaine ("Coco Before Chanel") starring Isabelle Huppert. HT.

9:30 p.m.: "80 Million" -- Set in autumn 1981, this suspenseful drama was chosen as Poland's entry for the 2012 Academy Awards. RS.

11 p.m.: "Miami Connection" -- Wildly campy film, back from its 1987 limited release. MSR.


Noon: "El Cap Report" -- Filmmakers Dave Davis and Mary Grandelis, now of Franklin, Pa., chronicle the efforts of Greensburg resident Mike Kozusko to solo climb El Capitan at Yosemite National Park at age 58. A loner by nature and by fate, Mr. Kozusko is welcomed into Yosemite's community of amateurs, speed climbers, international professionals and by the writer of the El Cap Report -- an online blog about climbers at the park. MSR.

2 p.m.: "Night Across the Street" -- An elderly office worker relives both real and imagined memories from his life in this final film from Chilean director Raul Ruiz. HT.

2:30 p.m.: Competitive Shorts Program. MSR.

4 p.m.: "Not Just for Kids: Keaton & Arbuckle" -- New program of silent shorts, highlighting Buster Keaton and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, with music by Alloy Orchestra. RS.

4 p.m.: "My Worst Nightmare" HT.

8 p.m.: "The Overcoat" -- 1920s Soviet silent film with Alloy Orchestra live. RS.



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