Summer on Sampsonia

Breaking the Silence

City of Asylum is proud to team up with the Jacob Burns Film Center to present the Silenced Film Series, weekly screenings of international films that have been banned or censored around the world.

Every Thursday this summer we are featuring a different film each week–from comedies to dramas, from classic films to new cinema–each with their own unique history of censorship.

Help yourself to free popcorn at concessions and feel free to bring an alcoholic beverage to sip on during the film. There is sure to be something for everyone this summer!

Tuesday, July 5th: Children of Shangri-Lost
(Cultural Showcase)

Experience a showcase of Bhutanese culture featuring song, dance, poetry.

Free Event (Organizer: Children of Shangri-Lost)

Wednesday, July 6th: Jazz Wednesday

Join us Wednesday evenings for a series of free jazz concerts with Pittsburgh icon Roger Humphries and RH Factor.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

Thursday, July 7th: Silenced Film: The Great Dictator

Our Silenced Film Series kicks off with a screening of the film classic The Great Dictator, a political satire starring Charlie Chaplin.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

Friday, July 8th: Whitney Terrell

Join us at for a reading with Iraqi poet and journalist Sabreen Kadhim and novelist Whitney Terrell, author of The Kings of Kings County and The Huntsman, a New York Times Notable Book. He will be reading from his newest work, The Good Lieutenant.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

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