Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Media Contact:
Lucy Friedman-Bell, PULSE Fellow
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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces
New Programming at the Harris Theater
Oscar-Nominated Short Films and two original film series
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce new programming planned for the Harris Theater. The Harris Theater will be screening the 2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films in the Live Action, Animation, and Documentary categories starting Friday, January 31. In addition, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has launched two new film series at the Harris Theater, Sonic Cinema and From Screen to Stage. Tickets for all films can be purchased in-person at the Harris Theater or online at TrustArts.org/Film.
The Harris Theater continues weekly screenings of first-rate independent, documentary, and international films in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. In addition, weekend screenings throughout the month are devoted to Sonic Cinema and From Screen to Stage films. Presenting mostly documentary films, the Sonic Cinema series takes audiences behind the scenes of the vast and ever-growing music industry to explore sound from creation to cultural impact. The From Screen to Stage series features films connected to performances presented in the Cultural District, offering a rare opportunity for dialogue between different forms of artistic expression. Both series aim to connect film with other arts experiences and presentations in the Cultural District.
In keeping with its history as the premier screening site of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, the Harris Theater presents the 2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films in all three categories, Animated, Live Action, and Documentary, from Friday, January 31 through Friday, February 14. All ticket holders can enter a balloted vote to predict the Oscar-winning short from each category for the opportunity to win Harris Theater tickets.
General admission tickets are $10 for shows Thursday through Sunday, and senior and student tickets are $7. All tickets are $6 for shows Monday through Wednesday. Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Harris Theater and online at TrustArts.org/Film. Showtimes and film information can be found at TrustArts.org/Film.
The definitive cinema of choice for filmmakers and film lovers alike, the historic Harris Theater is an intimate, single-screen theater dedicated to the art of independent film. With innovative programming that celebrates the diversity of cinematic artistry, the Harris Theater brings the best of independent, international, and documentary films to Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Originally built in 1931, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the Harris Theater and its art deco marquee, reopening it to the public in 1995. TrustArts.org/Film
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust maintains a Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.