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Now Playing: Weekly Pittsburgh film round-up

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There are so many ways to watch things these days that it can be overwhelming. Watching a movie on the big screen is still the best form, so to help keep track of what's playing, every Friday, Pittsburgh City Paper will compile a round-up of new releases and second-run films playing around the city.

Harris Theater
The Nightingale
Directed by Jennifer Kent
In 19th-century Australia, a young Irish convict (Aisling Franciosi) seeks revenge on the man who brutalized her family, with the help of an Aboriginal tracker (Baykali Ganambarr). Be warned: it features extremely violent depictions of rape and murder.

Regent Square Theater
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Directed by Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz
When a young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) escapes his care facility to fulfill his dream of becoming a wrestler, he meets a kind-hearted fugitive (Shia LaBeouf) who takes him under his wing. Read our review here.

The Manor Theatre
Directed by Alex Holmes
This documentary follows Tracy Edwards, a yacht-racer who defied the boating community by competing in Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, with the first-ever all-female crew.

Ready or Not
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
After getting married at her in-laws’ lavish estate, Grace (Samara Weaving) has to engage in a deranged game of hide-and-seek, wherein the end goal is to capture her for ritual sacrifice.

Row House Cinema
Live Action Disney week runs Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Mary Poppins
Directed by Robert Stevenson
It’s the original Mary Poppins, you know the one with Julie Andrews and younger Dick Van Dyke.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
In one of the first films of its kind, combining live-action acting and animation, it follows the investigation of an adultery scandal in a world where humans and cartoons live side-by-side.


Directed by Guy Ritchie
This is the remake — you know, the one where Will Smith is a blue genie.

The Rangos Giant Cinema
Pulp Fiction

Runs Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the modern classic with the lines you know and love on a really really big screen.

Tull Family Theater
Mike Wallace is Here
Directed by Avi Belkin
The documentary follows the life and career of influential journalist Mike Wallace, who changed the trajectory of broadcast news with his show 60 Minutes.

SouthSide Works Cinema
ReelAbilities Film Festival
Runs Sept. 4-11
The festival celebrates a lineup of narrative and documentary films that center the diverse experiences of people living with disabilities.

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