The 2011 Three Rivers Film Festival Announces a Special PRE-FEST Event!

For Immediate Release

September 19, 2011

Contact: Carol O'Sullivan

412-681-5449


The 2011 Three Rivers Film Festival Announces a Special PRE-FEST Event!


For Immediate Release: Aug 30, 2011                                                                            

Contact: Carol O'Sullivan

412-681-5449  

September 29 * 8:00pm @ Regent Square Theater *

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then - with live sound and music! "A tinkerer's ode to a tinkerer, and a romantic's tribute to a romantic" - New York Times Gravity takes on the true story of a Kentucky hardware clerk, Leonard Wood, who built a crazy-quilt house in the 70s for his wife, as a sort of healing tower, hoping to save her from cancer. For this evocative and charming film, sculptor/musician/filmmaker Brent Green crafted a replica of that house on his family farm near Pottsville, PA, into a fantastical set. Using stop-motion animation, Green tackles big questions of love, faith, and the creative process. He adds a dynamic folk-punk score with inventive sound effects and voice-over narration. The live accompaniment is by Drew Henkels (Drew and the Medicinal Pen), John Swartz (Guy Maddin's orchestra), Michael McGinley (The Bitter Tears) and Donna Kozloskie (who stars in the film). Eccentric and experimental, it recalls the works of Guy Maddin and Michel Gondry. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind film experience! (Brent Green; USA; 2010; 73 min) Presented by the 2011 Three Rivers Film Festival. Tickets $12; limited seating. Tickets go on sale September 19 - available during regular business hours at the front desk at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave, or at the Regent Square Theater box office during the evening. No phone calls please. For more info: pghfilmmakers.org. ###