Free film events offered today in Pittsburgh

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Free film screenings are on the agenda today in Pittsburgh.

The Glass Slipper, a 1955 film, will be shown at 2 p.m. today at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at 2900 Liberty Avenue.

Described by the Pittsburgh Ballet company as a "heartwarming version of the traditional Cinderella fairy tale," the film contains a ballet sequence in which Ella dreams of dancing with her prince. Leslie Caron, who began her career as a ballet dancer, plays Ella.

While admission is free, those interested in attending are asked to register at or by calling (412)454-9109.

Meantime, across the Allegheny River, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, located at 10 Children's Way, is offering a free screening of "A World of Signs" at 1 p.m. today.

Shirli Nikolsburg's film is described as an introduction to a "holistic experience (that)incorporates elements of play, American Sign Language, world classical and folk music, visual art, and multicultural traditions."

The film is being screened every Sunday during April, the "Month of the Young Child." More information can be obtained by calling the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh at 412-322-5058.

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