The Three Rivers Film Festival

Published On November 1, 2013 | By Emily Laubham | The Arts

TRFFWhether you’re a causal film fan or a hardcore movie buff, the Three Rivers Film Festival has something for you. From November 8-23 there will be about 80 films shown, from independent American cinema and documentaries, to restored classics and international films. In its 32 years the TRFF, Pittsburgh’s largest film festival, is expanding even further with a fourth venue at Waterworks Cinema in addition to the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room and the Regent Square Theater. The festival begins at 7:15PM on Friday, November 8 with four simultaneous screenings at the aforementioned venues.

“A Perfect Man” is an unusual rom-com starring Liev Schreiber and Jeanne Tripplehorn playing at The Harris Theater. Schreiber plays a man who mistakenly falls back in love with his wife, played by Tripplehorn, while she’s pretending to be someone else.



“The Girl from the Wardrobe” will be introduced by its director, Bodo Kox, at the Regent Square Theater. It tells the story of a man who finds help from a mysterious woman while trying to support himself and his savant brother.



“BrassLands” is a documentary for music lovers. It’s all about the world’s biggest trumpet festival (half a million people) held in a small Serbian Village. Lungs Face Feet will play live music before and after the film.



“The Rocket” is a subtitled movie about a ten-year-old boy from Laos who is believed to be cursed. When his village is displaced, he takes his family on an adventure to find a new home and along the way tries to prove himself by entering a dangerous Rocket Festival.



At 9PM after the first night of films comes to a close, there will be a party at Pittsburgh Filmmakers! Also, be sure to check out the schedule for the rest of the festival. In years past, the TRFF has given viewers the first chance to see films like “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Precious” so you don’t want to miss out on the next big film!


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