by Al Hoff
The Three Rivers Film Festival runs through Sat., Nov. 22. We haven’t seen these films but here are some playing over the next week that look like interesting picks. For the complete schedule and more info, see www.3rff.com.
To see reviews of films CP did preview, see here.
Actress. Brandy Burre landed a plum role on The Wire, as political operative Theresa D'Agostino, then retired to pursue motherhood. This doc explores her efforts to return to acting. 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 (Melwood) and 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21 (Harris)
Escobar: Paradise Lost. This docu-drama follows a naïve Canadian (Josh Hutcherson) who visits Colombia and winds up in the company of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro). 9:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14, and 7:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17. Regent Square
The Dark Valley. A revisionist "Western," set in the late 1800s and shot in the Italian Alps, about a stranger who rides into a remote village. 6:15 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15, and 4:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22. Melwood
jORGONEson presents ... A hybrid micro-cinema event hosted by Pittsburgh's two purveyors of experimental, vernacular and oddball short films, Orgone Cinema and Jefferson Presents. 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15. Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave., Bloomfield
To Kill a Man. New revenge thriller from Chile, and winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15, and 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21. Regent Square
Zero Motivation. An indie comedy from Israel about bored and restless female soldiers. 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 (Melwood) and 7:30 p.m. Tue., Nov. 18 (Regent Square)
Judy's Dead. Locally produced dramedy about a family who reunited after a death. Starring local stage notables Helena Ruoti and Tom Atkins. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16. Melwood
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. This doc takes viewers inside Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio that produced Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, among others. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 (Harris) and 7:30 p.m. Tue., Nov. 18 (Melwood)
Red Army. It's hockey night at 3RFF! A new documentary about the former Soviet Union's Moscow-based CSKA powerhouse hockey club. 4:45 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16, and 9:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 20. Harris
The Tribe. A group of Ukraine students at a Kiev boarding school turn to petty crime. This "silent" film is performed exclusively in sign language. 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16. Regent Square
The Saragossa Manuscript. This 1965 Polish film, a cult classic, takes a non-linear approach to one 17th-century nobleman's supernatural adventures. 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19. Regent Square