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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pop City Presents Wilco documentary at Row House Cinema

For the second installment of Pop City Presents at Row House Cinema, we are showing the music documentary "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: a Film About Wilco." To honor the band's Windy City home, we paired the film with a handful of Chicago beers. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films pairs 15 newly uncovered films from the artist with live accompaniment from musicians including Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 and Luna, Suicide’s Martin Rev, Television’s Tom Verlaine, The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger, and Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: "Valley Uprising" documents Yosemite's rock-climbing revolution

This adventure documentary chronicles three generations of rock climbers who created a culture out of death-defying, dizzying feats in Yosemite National Park. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: A Q&A with the Pittsburgh filmmakers behind "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin"

We spoke with Pittsburgh-based filmmaker Nicholas Mross and his brother Daniel, a Pittsburgh-based computer programmer, about their documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin," which premiers at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Oct. 7.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pop City Presents Blood Simple at Row House Cinema

Pop City is partnering with Row House Cinema, Lawrenceville's new single-screen movie theater, to bring you the first film from the Coen brothers, Blood Simple.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The premier of David Bernabo's 'Ongoing Box'

Local art polymath David Bernabo unveils his documentary, Ongoing Box at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room Thursday. The film explores the creative process with a handful of Pittsburgh artists.

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Q&A: Dan Savage talks about the HUMP! National Tour

Nationally syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage talks about the national tour of his sex positive amateur adult film festival HUMP! which makes a stop in Pittsburgh on Fri., June 13.

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What smart cities can learn from Pittsburgh

With a culture of collaboration, a willingness to change and a focus on creating the kind of urban environment that attracts creative talent, the Steel City has moved from gritty to green and is now poised for the next wave of growth.

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Risky Business: Bringing single-screen cinema to Lawrenceville

Against the odds, Botero Development principal Brian Mendelssohn is chancing the success of opening a single screen movie theater in an old rowhouse in Lawrenceville.

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'The Chair' project demonstrates the film industry's impact on the Pittsburgh economy

The Chair, a 10-part documentary film series, depicts two directors making a film from the same script here in Pittsburgh. Hollywood producers partnered with Steeltown Entertainment and Point Park University to showcase the Steel City's versatility for shooting a feature film and benefit our local economy.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: (Gallery) Crawl into art, before and after dark

On Friday, January 24th, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District goes late-night, marking 10 years of arts programming Downtown and launching CrawlAfterDark to promote the city's late-night cultural scene.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival lights up screens around town

With nearly 80 films, 16 program packed days and a new venue added to the mix, the 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival is the best local place to explore and experience the cinematic arts. Read on for the reel highlights.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival remixes Pittsburgh

The 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival is popping up all around town, producing its most expansive event to date, including new collaborations with the Carnegie International and TechShop. Experience performances by top international musicians and visual artists, try out the latest in 3D scanning technologies and become avatars during live showcases.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown rocks with Magenta Pop, Gallery Crawl, Int'l Festival of Firsts

Downtown is an arts mecca this week, with an outdoor photography exhibit popping up in Triangle Park, the launch of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, a bridge bash, and 29 venues open for the Gallery Crawl. And it all kicks off with the much quacked about arrival of artist Florentijn Hofman's floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Alien She explores legacy of Riot Grrrl at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery

A nationally touring exhibition opening at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery is the first to examine the impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. Kicking off the gallery's fall season, Alien She explores Riot Grrrl culture via the work of artists, national archives, collaborative projects, and regional music scenes.
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