Summer on Sampsonia

Free Films All Week!

Attention film buffs!

City of Asylum is hosting three FREE films this week right here under our Alphabet City Tent.

On Monday we celebrate the community work of one of our own Lisa Freeman with a screening of the Manchester Growing Together, a documentary about her community farm. Thursday we are giving voice to the Silenced Film Battleship Potemkin. Friday, screen the international film Saving Face, as part of ReelQ Pittsburgh’s monthly LGBTQ film series.

Tuesday, August 2nd: Manchester Working Together

Join us for a screening of Manchester Growing Together, a documentary about the Northside’s own Manchester Growing Together Farm recognized as a model for community building throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

Wednesday, Augustrd: Jazz Wednesdays

Join us Wednesday evenings for a series of free jazz concerts with Pittsburgh icon Roger Humphries and RH Factor. As this event grows throughout the summer, be sure to register for each event to make sure you reserve a seat! BYOB!

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

Thursday, August 4th: Silenced Film: Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin, a Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein, presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers. BYOB.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum, Curator: The Jacob Burns Film Center)

Friday, August 5th: Saving Face

Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Alice Wu. The film focuses on Wilhelmina, a young Chinese-American surgeon; her unwed, pregnant mother; and her dancer girlfriend.

Free Event (Organizer: ReelQ & Silk Screen)

Saturday, August 6th: Six x Ate

Join in on the fun at SIX x ATE: Wood at City of Asylum. Guests will be treated to a great meal by Leena’s Food Truck and see incredible presentations and performances by six artists responding to the theme of “wood.”

Free Event (Organizer: Casey Droege)

Sunday, August 7th: Sunday Morning Yoga

Join Paco Mahone Sunday for a soulful yoga class under the Alphabet City Tent.

Free Event (Organizer: Paco Mahone)

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