PITTSBURGH FILM KITCHEN
and Ross Nugent
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021
Samantha DiBucci is screening a compilation of short videos made at Theil College while campus was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic and students continued to work on video projects at home.
In this series of 1 minute long introspective and poetic videos called COVIDz, DiBucci explores her hometown of Greenville, Pa, through "Lockdown" activities such as baking, touching up photos, and perusing old newspapers as well as outdoor activities and other, more eccentric offerings.
Ross Nugent is showing Steel Mill Rolling, a thirteen-minute short film shot on beautiful 16 millimeter color film. Equal parts landscape, industrial and portrait film, Steel Mill Rolling is a fascinating look at a functioning steel mill in Western Pennsylvania where Nugent’s family has worked for nearly 100 years. The mill functions with a fraction of the laborers it once employed, and the operations are relegated to specialized processing.
The steel slabs transformed at this mill in Farrell, PA come primarily from Russia, where their production is government subsidized. The documentary considers the economic, political and environmental realities of multinational steel manufacturing in this contemporary portrait of the industry.
Immediately following the screening, our hosts
Matthew R. Day of Film Kitchen and Steven Haines of Jump Cut
will lead a Q&A via Zoom after the show!
Film Kitchen and Jump Cut Theater
present this online event free of charge.
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The next Film Kitchen is Tuesday, April 13, 2021