Three Rivers Film Festival

Published On November 6, 2012 | By Kymbo Slice | The Arts

It’s not too late to experience this year’s Three Rivers Film Festival, which runs until November 17. The festival is celebrating its 31st year and is the oldest and largest of its kind in western PA. There are events all over town across three different area theaters – the Regent Square Theater, Melwood Screening Room and the Harris Theater – so there’s no excuse for any film lover not to make it out to at least one flick over the next two weeks. Events include special premieres, live scorings of films, discussion forums, visiting filmmakers and swanky closing parties. If you had a chance to make it to one of the opening parties on November 2nd, then you know what to expect in terms of programming. If you don’t, check out this handy guide that was created to guide you through the close to 60 choices of films available this year.

A variety of independent, foreign language, documentary and Polish films will be shown. There will also be a feature on pioneering filmmakers from the 1960s and young auteurs making their debut in 2012. Another highlight includes english post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees’ co-founder and bassist Steven Severin who will perform an electronic score to the 1932 German film Vampyr. If you’d like to learn more check out this year’s trailer:

Tickets to any screenings can be purchased here up until two hours before showtime. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door one half-hour before showtime. Closing Night tickets are $15 each. Special event tickets are $15 and Single Tickets are $10. A special “Six-Pack Pass” can be purchased for $50, which is $10 off of the regular price. The Six-Pack Pass is not available online but can be purchased at all three theaters, or at Filmmakers’ offices in Oakland, during regular business hours.

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