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THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES – Documentary
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.
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The Whistlers (Romanian)
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Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison. Zsolt is the only one who knows where 30 millions of euros are hidden.
Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception.
Slay The Dragon (2020) Documentary
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A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.
It influences elections and sways outcomes-gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.
“Once Were Brothers”
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TRIUMPHANT. Robertson deeply dissects the Band’s magic and dysfunction, reckoning with the grudges, tragedies and incomparable musical bond.”
– David Fear, Rolling Stone
“DEMANDS TO BE SEEN. The story of the rise and disintegration of the Band turns out to be as compelling as its spectacular music. Just watching and listening to the group tearing through their classic ‘Up on Cripple Creek’ near the documentary’s opening, alive with the pleasure of making great music with one another, is enough to joyously lift you out of your seat.”
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“A gripping saga of triumph and tribulation. Captures the story with vigorous urgency and passion that fits the music itself.”
– Alex Biese, USA Today
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.
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STAY – AT – HOME Theatrical Release
“And Then We Danced”
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Available Friday March 27th
Rental – $12 – 50% goes to help the Parkway Theater
And Then We Danced is a 2019 Swedish-Georgian drama film
And Then We Danced is a well-made love story, anchored by a mesmerizing Levan Gelbakhiani and enlivened by electrifying dance numbers.
Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble with his partner Mary (Ana Javakhishvili). However, when Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) arrives, he becomes both his rival and strongest desire.
Corpus Christi 3/27 – 4/2
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Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement” (Screen).
After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy – but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk – even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth. Trailer: https://youtu.be/cFFvje2A2vE
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The Wild Goose Lake 3/27 – 4/2
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From acclaimed director Diao Yinan, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2014 Berlinale winning neo-noir BLACK COAL, THIN ICE. Toppling box office records in Diao’s native China, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE “cements his status as a master filmmaker with another ingenious crime epic” (Little White Lies).
When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Chinese superstar Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out in China’s densely populated (and deeply divided) Wuhan province, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman, who has mysterious intentions of her own. Featuring gorgeous, neon-drenched cinematography and bursts of shocking, expertly choreographed action, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “brilliant” (Indiewire) and “downright Hitchcockian” (AV Club).
The Perfect Nanny (France) 3/27 – 4/2
“Perfect Nanny plays the card of dramatic suspense to the point where it comes close to the horror film”— Cineurope
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Adapted from the eponymous novel by Leïla Slimani, winner of the Goncourt prize, and based on a true story that took place in Manhattan in 2012, the film offers a true pedestal to Karin Viard who seizes with formidable mastery this role of a disturbed nanny whose mask of perfection gradually cracks.
**CHECK THIS OUT!!!** – ONLY $6.50!!!!
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50% of revenue will be allocated towards “Theatrical-at-Home” participating theaters.
-Price is $6.50 marketed as an “average matinee”
All ticket purchases receive a one-time link to watch the movie at home + a free digital copy upon its official release this summer.
You’ll have 3 days to start watching once you receive the link & 48hrs to view once you push play!
About the film:
“Phoenix, Oregon” is a funny and bittersweet comedy about two friends, a graphic novelist and a chef, who seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their service industry jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”
The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at mid-life. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads stumble out of hibernation with courage and resilience, called to what may be their last chance to resurrect heartfelt dreams.
The cast includes James Le Gros (Amazon Prime’s ‘Hunters’), Jesse Borrego (Fox’s ’24’), Lisa Edelstein (Netflix’s ‘The Kominsky Method’), Reynaldo Gallegos (Triple Frontier), Diedrich Bader (ABC’s ‘American Housewife’) and Kevin Corrigan (Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’). #theatricalathome #phoenixoregonmovie
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The Parkway Theater, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will still be accepting donations and will finally create membership packages during this extremely challenging period.
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We appreciate your support and understanding.
Aaron & Jackie Stubna
Owners and Operators of Parkway Theater/ Film Lounge
Welcome to Pittsburgh’s first Movie Theater, Brewery, full service Bar/Lounge & Eatery housed under one roof!
We decided to bring a new kind of entertainment experience to Pittsburgh: think movie theater meets bar and brewery. It’s everything you need for a fun night out, and it’s all under one roof. Not only do we show a selection of independent films and documentaries, but we also host live events, like stand-up comedy, music, and open mic nights. Our film lounge has teamed up with Abjuration Brewing to bring you local craft beer. Plus, we offer a range of expertly crafted cocktails, too! This is what nightly entertainment is supposed to be.
The Parkway Theater/Film Lounge is OPEN for Happy Hour, sports games and short run film screenings. We can’t wait for you to experience the Film Lounge, Abjuration Brewing a 45 seat theater screening room!…..And now serving Food! – City Fresh Pasta Cafe!
We want the Parkway Theater to be the definitive cinema of choice for ﬁlm lovers and ﬁlmmakers alike. The Parkway Theater will get you excited about learning more about the ﬁlms you see, showing a variety of new domestic independent ﬁlms, documentaries and foreign ﬁlms. Come celebrate ideas and promote the appreciation and understanding of ﬁlm.
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The Last Porno Show (2020)
Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
& Has been a real crowd pleaser and has sold out the festival screenings.
Why Don’t You Just Die!
4/10 – 4/16
Shades of early Tarantino, Edgar Wright and Sam Raimi abound in this violent, stylish and riotously entertaining slice of family life, Moscow style, described as “a splatterpunk action comedy drenched in gleefully dark Russian humor” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “an amazing first feature from a filmmaker to watch” (Screen Anarchy).
Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honor. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour.Featuring a soundtrack that veers between Ennio Morricone-esque western riffs and toe-tappingly catchy pop numbers, Why Don’t You Just Die delivers laughs, shocking twists and copious quantities of blood and gore, and establishes Sokolov as one of cinema’s brightest rising stars.