Driving While Black – IS BACK!!
Held Over Due to Popular Demand!!
Additional Screenings Added
2/15 – 9:00pm
2/16 – 7:00pm
2/17 – 2:00pm & 4:00pm
LOCAL FILMMAKER BRINGS HIS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED, AWARD WINNING FILM HOME TO SCREEN AT THE Parkway Theater/Film Lounge
Originally screened – February 1st thru 8th- RETURNING 2/15, 2/16 & 2/17
Patrick DiCesare Jr., son of legendary Pittsburgh concert promoter Pat DiCesare, of DiCesare-Engler Productions, brings “light” to a “dark” subject in his new film, “Driving While Black.”
Native Pittsburgher, Patrick DiCesare, made his film production debut with his critically acclaimed film, “Driving While Black”, which is currently on the film festival circuit and playing to packed theaters internationally.
A dark comedy with a socially conscious edge, Driving While Black: A Dark Comedy has won 25 awards at film festivals across the globe and will Screen at the Parkway Theater/Film Lounge
Driving While Black: A Dark Comedy
DRIVING WHILE BLACK is a dark comedy, rooted deeply in reality… but not a reality that everybody is familiar with. Dimitri delivers Pizzas for a living – but as a young black man he is faced with “extra” challenges while navigating the city. The film explores the reasons why so many black men have concerns of unfair treatment, especially while driving. We get to see the psychology behind Dimitri’s attitude towards the police, through piercing flashbacks to his prior experiences with the cops – from childhood to present day, the cops have always had their eye on him. The script was written with technical advice from the Sheriffs Department in order to create something totally authentic, showing the real deal about police attitudes towards DRIVING WHILE BLACK and “race out of place”. We will follow Dimitri on his path to his dream job as a Hollywood tour guide – and the many trials and tribulations he has to overcome just to get to the interview. It’s an engaging and often emotional journey as sometimes things just aren’t fair. But at its heart it is a comedy full of fun twists and turns. Anyone who has ever driven while black, (or knows someone who has) will laugh throughout – and it might just change an opinion or two