Pittsburgh's Community Cinema May screening: Welcome to Shelbyville
Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
Pittsburgh, United States
Join WQED Multimedia and Vibrant Pittsburgh for the May Community Cinema* screening of Welcome to Shelbyville. Set in the heart of America's Bible Belt, the documentary focuses on a small Southern town as they grapple with rapid demographic change and issues of immigrant integration. The film captures the complexity of the African American, Latino, white, and Somali subjects as their lives intertwine against the backdrop of a crumbling economy and the election of a new president.
View the trailer here
Screening begins at 6:30 p.m. with expert discussion panel immediately following.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited
Free parking is available in the Carnegie Mellon parking lot located at Forbes and Morewood Avenues (after 5 p.m.)
* Debuting in October 2010 and running through June 2011, Pittsburgh's Community Cinema at WQED is a FREE monthly documentary screening series on topics important to our community, region, and world. The program provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television. Each monthly screening features a guest discussion panel comprised of educators, stakeholders, film scholars, and members of our community who explore the film's themes in greater depth.
WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.
Vibrant Pittsburgh’s mission is to spearhead the next Pittsburgh renaissance, a People Renaissance that: embraces inclusion, ensures our region’s growth by educating, elevating, retaining, and attracting a diverse workforce, and promotes Pittsburgh nationally and internationally as a diverse, welcoming region of opportunities. To learn more please visit www.vibrantpittsburgh.org or call us at 412-281-8600.