Three Rivers Film Festival to Feature ‘1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture’ and Other Queer Films

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture. Image courtesy of Film Pittsburgh.

Film Pittsburgh will present the 42nd year of the Three Rivers Film Festival on November 8 through 15 at the Harris Theater, Lindsay Theater, Waterworks Cinemas, and the Pittsburgh Playhouse. 

This year there are a couple of feature films in the upcoming festival that are of interest to QBurgh readers:

Image courtesy of Film Pittsburgh.

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture is a fascinating documentary about a discovery in the Yale archives of an erroneous 1946 translation of the term “homosexual” in the bible and how it could be the origin of homophobia within the Christian church. It screens on Saturday, November 11, at 2 pm at the Harris Theater.

Image courtesy of Film Pittsburgh.

Two Lives in Pittsburgh is a fictional feature written, directed by, and starring Pittsburgh native Brian Silverman about a father whose child is exploring their gender identity and how he learns to be the father his child needs him to be while also dealing with his elderly mother. It screens Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater and Friday, November 10, at 7 pm at the Lindsay Theater. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS, a Focus Features release, courtesy of Film Pittsburgh.

Housekeeping for Beginners is a feature about a woman helping to raise her girlfriend’s daughters. It was North Macedonia’s submission to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature. It screens Friday, November 10, at 8:30 pm at the Waterworks Cinemas. 

For more information about the film festival and to purchase tickets follow the link below.

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