The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


Review | The Brat Pack: A Retrospective Documentary of Young Adults in Hollywood

Review | The Brat Pack: A Retrospective Documentary of Young Adults in Hollywood

By Quinn Cilea, Culture Editor June 25, 2024

“St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink” are industry-defining films of the ‘80s, marking a shift to films for young people and about young people. But they also have...

Alejandro Loayza Grisi answers questions at the film screening of “Utama” in the Cathedral of Learning on Tuesday evening.

Bolivian director Alejandro Loayza Grisi attends Pitt screening of his film ‘Utama’

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

The Pitt Spanish and film and media studies departments came together on Tuesday, March 26 to host a screening of the 2022 drama “Utama,” along with the writer and director, Alejandro Loayza Grisi....

Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016.

Staff Picks | Who will take home an Oscar?

By 51ӰԺ Staff March 8, 2024

Who will win an Academy Award on March 10? 2023 was a stellar year for cinema as box office hits like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” drew audiences back into theaters. The splendid squad at The Pitt...

Dr. Sylvia Owusu-Ansah speaks during the panel at the “In Good Hands” premiere in The Understory on Thursday evening.

Pitt alum’s short film ‘In Good Hands’ celebrates Black doctors in Pittsburgh

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer February 4, 2024

Pittsburgh is a medical city. UPMC buildings are scattered across its neighborhoods, employing nearly 5,000 physicians. The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of the largest hospitals in the city....

The Harris Theater in downtown Pittsburgh.

‘Bringing the culture of Europe here’: EU Film Festival showcases European film at the Harris Theater

By Abbie Kelly, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Films from several European countries lit up the screen at the Harris Theater in downtown Pittsburgh for the EU Film Festival. Running from Jan. 19 to 26, the weeklong festival rang in its third year showcasing...

A traditional skirt on display in the Czechoslovakian Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning.

Slovak Film Festival celebrates Pittsburgh’s Slovak community, reflects on authoritarian history

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

The Slovak Film Festival came to an end on Sunday, Nov. 26, with a screening of the historical drama “The Confidant.” The three-part series of film screenings was a collaboration of Pitt’s Department...

The Harris Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh.

‘Film is a catalyst for change’: Three Rivers Film Festival spotlights local and global cinema

By Sanvi Gandikota, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

As lights dimmed and curtains rose in several theaters scattered across Pittsburgh, the Three Rivers Film Festival wove together a tapestry of stories and cultures into a week-long celebration of cinema,...

The entrance to the One Minute Film Festival on Thursday.

One Minute Film Festival tells stories in 60 seconds

By Abbie Kelly, Staff Writer November 5, 2023

Pitt’s Center for Creativity hosted its fourth annual One Minute Film Festival in the Understory in the Cathedral of Learning last Thursday. The festival featured 11 short films, all just one minute...

Will Zavala, a visiting lecturer in the film and media studies program at Pitt, addresses the audience during DOCTOBER, a collegiate film contest, at WQED Studio A on Sunday, Sept. 29.

DOCTOBER competition showcases Pittsburgh student documentarians

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

The first annual DOCTOBER collegiate film contest took place last Sunday at the historic WQED Studio A, the home of the iconic Pittsburgh children’s show “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” The competition...

A poster for the student-produced series “Where’s Everybody At?” by the Howard University Film Organization.

August Wilson Center’s Black Bottom Film Festival spotlights Black storytelling

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

After three years of waiting, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s film festival has returned to Pittsburgh. The Black Bottom Film Festival (BBFF), held from Oct. 27 to 29, presented...

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