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Three Rivers Film Festival gathers from near, far

During a down year for decent movies, the Three Rivers Film Festival arrives just in time, packing Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ three theaters with challenging, interesting cinema from all over the world. The festival opens Friday and runs through Nov. 20, featuring films from as far away as Luxembourg (“Bride Flight”) and Peru (“Octubre”), and as close as Braddock with a night of influential local filmmaker Tony Buba’s movies.

It begins Friday night with “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” — the film adaption of the third book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy that started with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” — at the Regent Square Theater. Highlights include two performances of “The Phantom of the Opera” (1929), the silent horror classic with live musical accompaniment by the Bach Choir.

A performance by the Alloy Orchestra has become a Three Rivers Film Festival tradition. They will close the festival accompanying the science fiction classic “Metropolis” on Nov. 20.

Tickets for individual films are $9 unless otherwise indicated. A six-pack pass is $45, and comes with a T-shirt. A Silver Screenie pass, good for all events, is $100 before Friday, when it rises to $125.

Details: www.3rff.com or 412-681-5449.

Friday

Regent Square Theater, Regent Square

• 7 p.m. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”

Harris Theater, Downtown

• 7:30 p.m. “What Does Trouble Mean?”

Melwood Screening Room, Oakland

• 7:30 p.m. “The Italian Filmmakers”

• 9:00 p.m. “Festival Party”

Saturday

Regent Square Theater

• 2 p.m. “The Phantom of the Opera” with live music from the Bach Choir, $25

• 5 p.m. “The Red Machine”

• 7:30 p.m. “A Film Unfinished”

• 9:30 p.m. “The Tender Hook”

Harris Theate r

• 2 p.m. “Handmade Nation”

• 4 p.m. “Octubre”

• 6 p.m. “The Sicilian Girl”

• 8:30 p.m. “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle”

Melwood Screening Room

• 2 p.m. “Cremaster 1 & 2”

• 6:30 p.m. Steeltown winners

• 9:30 p.m. “Enter the Void”

Sunday

Regent Square Theater

• 2 p.m. “Bride Flight”

• 4:45 p.m. “The Red Machine”

• 8 p.m. “Phantom of the Opera” with the Bach Choir, $25

Harris Theater

• 2 p.m. “Vision”

• 4:30 p.m. “The Tender Hook”

• 6:45 p.m. “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle”

Melwood Screening Room

• 1:45 p.m. “The Shot Felt ‘Round the World”

• 4 p.m. “Le Quattro Volte”

• 6 p.m. “Marwencol”

• 8 p.m. “tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

Monday

Regent Square Theater

• 7 p.m. “Bride Flight”

• 9:30 p.m. “William S. Burroughs: Man Within”

Harris Theater

• 7:30 p.m. “Octubre”

Melwood Screening Room

• 7 p.m. “Le Quattro Volte”

• 9 p.m. “Cremaster 1 & 2”

Tuesday

Regent Square Theater

• 8 p.m. “American Macho Buddha”

• 7 p.m. Film Kitchen reception

Harris Theater

• 7 p.m. “Vision”

• 9 p.m. “The Sicilian Girl”

Melwood Screening Room

• 7 p.m. “Wonderful Summer”

• 9:15 “Enter the Void”

Wednesday

Regent Square Theater

• 7:30 p.m. “Cremaster 3”

Harris Theater

• 7:30 p.m. Tony Buba: “Four Decades In Braddock”

Melwood Screening Room

• 7:30 p.m. “Wonderful Summer” with reception, $15.


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