05/08 2015

Welcoming Pgh & CitiParks Launch Spark! Film Series With Summer Cinema In The Park

Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative is partnering with Citiparks to present the Spark! Film Series at this summer’s Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park. Spark! includes a vibrant lineup of films that feature stories from diverse cultures. The series seeks to bring together Pittsburghers of all backgrounds and spark an engaging cultural dialogue.

“Building bridges of understanding between cultures is at the heart of Welcoming Pittsburgh,” says Mayor Peduto. “By creating opportunities to come together as neighbors and learn about one another, the Pittsburgh of my grandfather and the Pittsburgh of tomorrow will grow together.”

Spark! will showcase: Million Dollar Arm, The Refugees of Shangri-La, Cesar Chavez, Selma, McFarland USA, and Cantinflas. The first film in the Spark! series will debut on June 10. Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park runs June 7 through August 30 ​at seven park locations throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

“Our Citiparks team is committed to connecting with our residents in a way that resonates and brings our community together,” says Citiparks Director Jim Griffin. “Presenting the Spark! Film Series with Welcoming Pittsburgh reflects the growing landscape of our city,” Griffin noted.

SCHENLEY PARK, Flagstaff Hill

   Sundays and Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, Dusk

   Schedule: http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-schenley

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