By Jonathan on October 10, 2009 9:02 PM
"A delightful, quirky, heartwarming film that is as funny as it is revealing..."
-- Don Roy King, director, "Saturday Night Live"
"My Tale of Two Cities" is a story that is both personal and universal. As cities like Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and others are reinventing themselves in a changing economy, natives of these cities are reconsidering what it means to call them home. Carl Kurlander has produced a movie that is timely, moving, and - above all - entertaining. You can't get an entire city into therapy - but this film is the next best thing - a funny self-help guide for cities looking at their future."
Mitch Teich, Executive Producer, "Lake Effect", Milwaukee Public Radio
"If you believe in miraculous comebacks, you've got to catch this film."
-- Franco Harris, Hall of Fame Steeler
A limited number of DVDS are available on ShopWQED or by calling 800-274-1307.
You can also find this "funny and heartfelt valentine to Pittsburgh"
at A Pleasant Present in Squirrel Hill, Kards Unlimited in Shadyside, or The Heinz History Center.
"My Tale Of Two Cities" will also be playing at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont December 19th to December 23rd at 5 pm. For directions, go to: www.theoakstheater.com. These screenings will benefit Steeltown's Youth and Media Initiative with the Holy Family Institute (see www.steeltown.org and www.hfi-pgh.org).
There will also be a special Christmas Eve screening of "My Tale of Two Cities" with a Chinese Meal at Rodef Shalom Temple. It is open to the public and begins at 6:30. For information, please email Leslie Garrison at email@example.com or CLICK Here.
Whether you're a boomerang, comeback kid, recent transplant, or dyed-in-the-wool Burgher, you won't want to miss "My Tale of Two Cities," the much-buzzed about new film by St. Elmo's Fire screenwriter and Steeltown Entertainment Project co-founder Carl Kurlander, which proves once and for all, that yes, you can go home again. With 1,300 people packing the film's sold-out debut (and delivering a standing ovation!),... ("My Tale of Two Cities" is)... a sort of collective cinematic homecoming for Pittsburghers everywhere... the film stars beloved local icons like Franco Harris and Mr. McFeely, and traces the city's storied role in building America's steel, conquering polio, and inventing everything from aluminum to the Big Mac. A classic comeback tale for a town in transition, the film follows the witty and charming Kurlander as he tosses a football with Franco Harris, shops with Teresa Heinz Kerry, has breakfast with Paul O' Neill, and ponders the time honored question: Can you go home again? Dubbed a "funny valentine to Pittsburgh,"... you know you'll cry black and gold tears as Pittsburghers from Times Square to Beverly Hills to Point State Park sing in unison to the city's anthem, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"-- Pop City Media
By Jonathan on December 1, 2008 8:36 AM
Due to popular demand, "My Tale of Two Cities" will play at the Penn Hills Cinemas starting Monday, December 1, running through Saturday, December 6, at 7:15 p.m. On Monday Dec. 1st, filmmaker Carl Kurlander will be there to introduce the film and discuss it afterwards.
Penn Hills Cinemas is in the Penn Hills Shopping Center. From the East End, go one past the first Monroeville exit to the "Penn Hills" exit, get off and turn right. Phone 412.243.1831 They are closed on Wednesday Dec. 3rd. Tickets are just $5.00. Please help us spread the word.
On November 28, Pittsburghers everywhere were invited to a special red carpet screening of "My Tale of Two Cities", a funny and heartfelt valentine to Pittsburgh. A sold out Byham Theater audience of 1250 people laughed, cried and gave a standing ovation to this "comeback story" about coming home and one of America's great cities reinventing itself for a new age.
If you are unable to see it in a theater, a limited number of DVDS of "My Tale of Two Cities" are available for the holidays at http://www.wqed.org/genl/shop/history.shtml#tale or by calling 1-800-274-1307. The film is also at Kards Unlimited on Walnut Street in Shadyside.
If you would like to arrange for a screening of "My Tale of Two Cities" in your neighborhood (regionally or at venues around the country), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you and hope you enjoy this film that proves "it's never too late to come back" and that the whole world really is "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
To find out more about Steeltown's Youth and Media Initiative being done in association with the Holy Family Institute which the Nov. 28th Byham screening benefited, please go to www.steeltown.org and www.hfi-pgh.org.
On November 28th at The Byham Theater, as part of "Pittsburgh's Homecoming Weekend" celebrating the city's 250th birthday, Pittsburghers everywhere are invited to come home for a special Thanksgiving weekend red-carpet screening of "My Tale of Two Cities", a poignant and funny bent valentine to our city about "coming home" and Pittsburgh reinventing itself for a new age.
On November 28th at The Byham Theater, as part of "Pittsburgh's Homecoming Weekend" celebrating the city's 250th birthday, there will be a special red-carpet screening of "My Tale of Two Cities." Pittsburghers everywhere are invited to come home for this special Thanksgiving weekend event and join Mr. McFeely and the cast in singing "Won't You Be My Neighhbor?". Email email@example.com for information on tickets to the event.
Clips from "My Tale of Two Cities" were shown on "News Hour with Jim Lehrer" as part of a story on the "Greening of Pittsburgh." The film's theme of a city coming back and reinventing itself feels very timely in an election year in which the whole country seems to be asking itself how America is going to reinvent itself for a new age. For more info, go to www.newshour.org