Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki performs at Pgh Winery; ‘The Lodger’ and ‘Difret’ Screening (Sun., 11/22/15)

1) Rusted Root’s lead singer Michael Glabicki performs at Pittsburgh Winery along with fellow bandmates Dirk Miller and Cory Coruso. Rusted Root is a Pittsburgh band that formed in 1990 rising to fame on a world beat fusion mix of rock, acoustic, folk , and a distinctive percussion sound. After winning the In Pittsburgh Music Award for Best Rock Band in 1990 Glabicki and band continued on the wining track when their 1994 album When I Awoke with the track “Send Me On My Way” went Platinum. This will be a good opportunity to see Glabicki and group members up close and in a more intimate setting. 7 p.m.  2815 Penn Ave., Strip District.

 

2) The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog – Alfred Hitchcock used to say that this movie was the first true “Hitchcock” picture featuring, as it does, so many of the cinematic tropes we’ve come to associate with him. Both the cool blonde and the wronged man show up in this 1927 film, loosely based on the Jack the Ripper murders. Though it wasn’t a “talkie”, it’s fascinating to watch how Hitchcock tells the story with visuals so powerful you’d swear there was dialogue and sound effects. Ivor Novella stars as a man mistaken for the notorious serial killer. And at this screening live music is provided by Richard Nicol and Steve Rightnour as Pittsburgh Modular and Monorocket. 4 p.m. Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont.

 

3) Difret This harrowing film was an award winner at both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. With Angelina Jolie as executive producer, the movie—written and directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, examines one of Ethiopia’s well-established, if horrific, customs … marriage by abduction. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a 14-year-old girl kidnapped on her way home from school who accidentally shoots and kills her would-be husband. The founder of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association travels to the village to defend the girl and helped make illegal the forced marriage tradition. 7:30 p.m. Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont.