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Save the dates! cityLIVE!'s new courtyard series will be screening three great documentaries this summer in the ToonSeum's courtyard at 947 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Each screening will begin at 8:30 PM and treats will be served. The film series is free and open to the public.
See you in July!
Come for the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District and stay for a movie!
This is where it all begins. In Wuhan, a city the size of London located in central China, director Weijun Chen documents an experiment in democracy at the Evergreen Primary School when a third grade class holds an election to select a Class Monitor. Three eight-year olds compete against each other for the coveted position, abetted and egged on by teachers and doting parents.
When filmmaker Josh Fox received an unexpected offer of $100,000 for the natural gas drilling rights to his property in the Delaware River Basin, on the border of New York and Pennsylvania, he resisted the urge to accept. Instead, he set off on a cross-country journey to investigate the environmental risks of agreeing to the deal. The result is an urgent, cautionary, and sometimes darkly comic look at the largest domestic natural gas drilling campaign in history.
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project's residents.
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