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.
On November 28th at The Byham Theater, as part of “Pittsburgh’s Homecoming Weekend” celebrating the city’s 250th birthday, Pittsburghers everywhere are invited for a special Thanksgiving weekend red-carpet screening of “My Tale of Two Cities”, a funny and poignant “comeback” story about coming home and one of America’s great cities reinventing itself for a new age. Join Mister Rogers Neighborhood’s Mr. McFeely, Franco Harris and other members of the cast, as we blow out the candles for Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday and sing the city’s unofficial theme song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
5:30-6:30 Fifth Avenue Place. VIP “Cast” Reception where some of the cast members will be on hand and special out-takes from the movie will be screened.
7:00 p.m. Screening at The Byham.
9:00 p.m. Fifth Avenue Place. Pittsburgh Homecoming Party. Celebrate coming home with traditional Pittsburgh cuisine and music by Donora and former Rusted Root band member Jim Dispirito, Carol Lee Espy and Friends.
The evening will benefit the “Youth and Media Program” of Steeltown Entertainment Project and Holy Family Institute which has been restoring hope and transforming the lives of young people in the Pittsburgh region for over one hundred years.
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.
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