Film Kitchen monthly screening series for local and independent artists | Film | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Film Kitchen monthly screening series for local and independent artists

A documentary about the Pittsburgh comedy scene is the centerpiece

This month, the series for local and independent artists screens shorts by or about local comedic talent. The centerpiece is “The Comedy Confluence,” a 30-minute documentary about the fast-growing Pittsburgh comedy scene, by Andy Kelemen and Mike Rubino, that recently premiered on WQED-TV. The fast-paced, slickly produced film profiles standup comic Norlex Belma, all-woman sketch troupe Frankly Scarlett, improv artist Dave Hart, educator Tessa Karel, and the Dungeons & Dragons-themed improv show Knights of the Arcade. The Feb. 9 Film Kitchen, curated by Matthew Day, also includes Kelemen’s short “Get Your Nerd On” and three shorts by Frankly Scarlett: “Male Gaze,” “Homeschool Reunion” and “Don’t Talk About the Outfits.” Also on the program: “Helen Iris: Watch Dog,” by Day, Gayle Pazerski and Brad Stephenson, and three “comedy commercials” by the troupe Hustlebot, including “Goddamn Rag,” “Gold 4 Gold” and “Football.”


Comments (0)

Add a comment