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What’s Playing on Pittsburgh Screens: March 7-15 

Catch the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, HUMP!, and four classic kung-fu movies

BLADE RUNNER 2049. Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic finds that life in future Southern California is still fraught with man, machine, men who are machines and those who don’t know which they are. Ryan Gosling stars in this beautifully filmed work. Read CP’s full review here. 1:20 and 9:10 p.m. Wed., March 7, and 6:20 p.m. Thu., March 8. Row House Cinema

The Disaster Artist
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THE DISASTER ARTIST. In this recent bio-comedy, James Franco recounts how aspiring filmmaker Tommy Wiseau made his dreadfully bad (but still ultimately very popular) 2003 film, The Room. Read CP’s full review here. 4 p.m. Wed., March 7, and 2 and 9:40 p.m. Thu., March 8. Row House Cinema

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. Raoul Peck’s recent documentary profiles the writer, civil-rights activist and intellectual James Baldwin, reinvigorating his 1960s writing on race relations in America. The film essay uses only Baldwin’s words, from print and from public and media appearances. Read CP’s full review here. 7 p.m. Wed., March 7, and 4:15 p.m. Thu., March 8. Row House Cinema

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WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL. This touring program of short films celebrating the outdoors returns to town. The 11-film program is presented by Pennsylvania Resources Council and Allegheny CleanWays, and is designed to showcase nature against the backdrop of global issues such as climate change, environmental justice and species extinction. 6:30 p.m. Thu., March 8. Eddy Theater, Chatham University campus, Shadyside. $20-25. www.prc.org/filmfestival2018


FIVE DEADLY VENOMS
. A dying kung-fu teacher has his last student track down five former students, each of whom has mastered a unique form of fighting, respectively known as the centipede, snake, scorpion, lizard and toad. Cheh Chang directs this 1978 martial-arts film. The film screens as part of a week-long tribute to the Shaw Brothers studio. 12:15 and 9:30 p.m. Fri., March 9; 5 p.m. Sat., March 10; 6:15 p.m. Sun., March 11; 3 p.m. Mon., March 12; 7:20 p.m. Tue., March 13; and 5 and 9:35 p.m. Thu., March 15. Row House Cinema. www.rowhousecinema.com


THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
. In Chia-Liang Liu’s 1978 kung-fu movie, a man seeks revenge on the Manchus after learning martial-arts skills. The film screens as part of a week-long tribute to the Shaw Brothers studio. 2:30 p.m. Fri., March 9; 12:30 and 7 p.m. Sat., March 10; 8:20 p.m. Sun., March 11; 9:30 p.m. Mon., March 12; 5 p.m. Tue., March 13; and 2:30 and 7:20 p.m. Wed., March 14. Row House Cinema. www.rowhousecinema.com


LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA
. Chia-Liang Liu directs this 1982 martial-arts film, in which a kung-fu group sets out to find a former member, and discover that their old-school tactics (fists and magic) are a match for new weapons, such as guns. The film screens as part of a week-long tribute to the Shaw Brothers studio. 5 p.m. Fri., March 9; 9:30 p.m. Sat., March 10; 2 p.m. Sun., March 11; 7:15 p.m. Mon., March 12; 9:30 p.m. Tue., March 13; 5 p.m. Wed., March 14; and 2:30 p.m. Thu., March 15. Row House Cinema. www.rowhousecinema.com


COME DRINK WITH ME
. King Hu’s influential 1966 martial-arts film laid the groundwork for the decades of kung-fu films to come. Here, a young woman works with a kung-fu master to retrieve her brother who has been kidnapped. The film screens as part of a week-long tribute to the Shaw Brothers studio. 7:15 p.m. Fri., March 9; 3 p.m. Sat., March 10; Noon and 4:15 p.m. Sun., March 11; 5:10 p.m. Mon., March 12; 2:50 p.m. Tue., March 13; 9:45 p.m. Wed., March 14; and 7:30 p.m. Thu., March 15. Row House Cinema. www.rowhousecinema.com


HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL 2018
. The touring program of amateur short porn films returns. See story here. 7 and 9:15 p.m. nightly, Fri., March 9, and Sat., March 10. Spirit Lodge, 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $24.49. www.spiritpgh.com


LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN
. In King Hu’s 1979 drama, a scholar, tasked with copying a sutra, meets a mysterious old lady and her daughter in the mountains. He marries the daughter, but then learns she may be an evil ghost. In Mandarin, with subtitles. 6 p.m. Sun., March 11. Regent Square. filmmakers.pfpca.org


SPACE JAM
. This 1996 comedy from Pittsburgh-native Joe Pytka combines basketball, Looney Tunes characters (in animated form) and actual basketball stars, including Michael Jordan (in human form). 7:30 p.m. Mon., March 12. AMC Loews Waterfront. $5


OUT OF AFRICA
. Meryl Streep and Robert Redford star in Sydney Pollack’s 1985 adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s memoirs about her time in colonial Kenya. There, the Dutchwoman falls in love with a big-game hunter. 7:30 Tue., March 13, and 10:30 a.m. Wed., March 14. Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley. www.thetullfamilytheater.org



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