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WQED SHOWING THREE COMMUNITY CINEMA SCREENINGS TO CLOSE 2010-2011 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 30, 2011

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

Maria Pisano
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

WQED SHOWING THREE COMMUNITY CINEMA
SCREENINGS TO CLOSE 2010-2011 SEASON


PITTSBURGH- As part of WQED’s Community Cinema documentary series, three more films will be offered for free to the public prior to their premieres on television. These films, from the award-winning PBS Independent Lens series, include Bhutto, screening April 14 at 6:30 p.m., Welcome to Shelbyville, screening May 12 at 6:30 p.m., and Two Spirits, screening June 9 at 6:30 p.m. WQED’s Education Department has offered six other screenings during the 2010-2011 season of Community Cinema, focusing on diverse topics, including women’s empowerment, international crises, and hot-button political issues.

Community Cinema, WQED’s monthly documentary series, invites members of the Pittsburgh area to free screenings of Independent Lens films in the WQED studios at 4802 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. Immediately following each screening, a panel of subject-matter experts answers moderator and audience questions, and attendees can participate in community dialogue to discuss the issues featured in the films. For those who are unable to attend the screening,discussions are available online at www.wqed.org/education. For a full schedule of screenings, additional film resources, or to make reservations, visit www.wqed.org/education.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

About Independent Lens
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award–winning weekly series airing on PBS. The acclaimed anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Independent Lens features unforgettable stories about unique individuals, communities, and moments in history. Presented by ITVS, the series is supported by interactive companion websites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns. Independent Lens is jointly curated by ITVS and PBS and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding provided by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts. The series producer is Lois Vossen.


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Key Contacts

George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of
Corporate Communications
412.622.1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

 

Maria Pisano
Marketing Associate
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

 

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