'Melancholia,' 'Corpo Celeste' close out Three Rivers film fest
The 30th Three Rivers Film Festival finishes up this week, with three more days packed with new, original art-house fare -- documentaries, international cinema, classics and American independent films -- at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' three theaters.
• At the Regent Square Theater, there's "Corpo Celeste," an Italian coming-of-age film, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. At 9:15 p.m. Friday, there's "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" about the tumultuous life of French pop singer Serge Gainsbourg. At 4 p.m. Sunday, it's Not Just For Kids, a collection of silent film comedy shorts by Buster Keaton and others, with live musical accompaniment from the Alloy Orchestra. At 8 p.m., Alloy will be performing an original live score to the seldom-seen German Expressionist silent masterpiece, "From Morning to Midnight."
• The Harris Theater, Downtown, will be screening controversial director Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic epic "Melancholia" -- starring Kirsten Dunst, winner of the best actress award at Cannes this year -- at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friday, the Harris will feature "Restless City," a love story among West African immigrants in New York City, at 7:30 p.m., and "The Officer's Wife," a Polish story about a massive Soviet-era crime and cover-up, at 9:15 p.m. Showing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harris is "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," a mysterious Turkish film that won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
• The Melwood Screening Room in Oakland will feature a new print of the Martin Scorsese classic "Taxi Driver" (1976) at 7 p.m. today, and "Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson" at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Competitive Shorts Program 2011 will be at the Melwood at 7 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Also on Saturday, "Patagonia Rising," a documentary about the conflict over water resources in Chile, will be screened at 1 p.m.