Now Playing: Weekly Pittsburgh film roundup, Nov. 1-7 | Film | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Now Playing: Weekly Pittsburgh film roundup, Nov. 1-7

click to enlarge Parasite - NEON
NEON
Parasite
Every Friday, Pittsburgh City Paper compiles a round-up of new releases and second-run films playing around the city. This only covers films that are new to theaters this week; check out what movies opened last week here.

Parasite
In this upstairs, downstairs movie, directed by Bong Joon-ho, a young man from a poor family living in a basement apartment in Korea begins tutoring for a much wealthier family. It's a dark comedy and a thriller about class divides. It's also been widely critically acclaimed, but everyone says to go in without reading too much about it. Now playing at The Manor Theatre and AMC Waterfront.
click to enlarge Jojo Rabbit - KIMBERLY FRENCH/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Kimberly French/Twentieth Century Fox
Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit
In this satirical comedy about Hitler Youth (no comment), a young wannabe-Nazi finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house. Now he must navigate the rocky terrain of World War II with his imaginary friend, Adolf (Taika Waititi, a self-described "Polynesian Jew"). Now playing at The Manor Theatre, AMC Waterfront, and Waterworks Cinemas.

Motherless Brooklyn
Edward Norton stars as a P.I. with Tourette's Syndrome and a photographic memory who is investigating the death of his mentor. It's based off a 1999 Jonathan Lethem novel of the same name, and although the book was set in the present day, the film is set in the 1950's, which is certainly a choice. Now playing at AMC Waterfront.
click to enlarge Harriet - GLEN WILSON/FOCUS FEATURES
Glen Wilson/Focus Features
Harriet
Harriet
A biopic about escaped slave Harriet Tubman, who became an abolitionist and helped others escape through the Underground Railroad. The film is directed by Kasi Lemmons, and stars Cynthia Erivo (breakout star from Widows) as Tubman. Now playing at major theaters.


Soul Witness:The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project
Between 1990 and 1996, a Holocaust testimony expert interviewed dozens of Holocaust survivors in Brookline, Mass. The film draws from over 80 hours of footage of survivors describing their incredible losses, and intense resilience. All proceeds from the film screening will go towards the congregations affected by the Tree of Life shooting. 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3. Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. cinema.pfpca.org

Samurai Week
Row House Cinema dives into the classic Japanese genre of Samurai Cinema, with a collection of films from 1958-2002, including The Hidden Fortress, in which two peasants unknowingly escort a princess and general across enemy lines, and Sword of Doom, about a government samurai with a taste for violence and no morals. Continues through Thu., Nov. 7. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. rowhousecinema.com

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