Melwood Screening Room
February 12 – May 12
The thrilling sounds, eclectic architecture and luminous glow of Pittsburgh’s landmark Luna Park — the first amusement park to be covered with electrical lighting (67,000 light bulbs to be exact) — are the inspiration for a new experimental film and media series presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Running at Melwood Screening Room — located near the former site of the 16-acre park at Craig St. and Baum Blvd. — the LUNA Series will feature programs curated by guest artists Staycee Pearl, Audra Wist, D.W. Anselmo, Suzie Silver and Hilary Harp.
LUNA kicks off February 17 with Staycee Pearl’s “FEM_bodied: Black Female Bodies in Motion.”
The series wraps up on May 11 and 12 with “Out in the Woods & Over the Rainbow,” a weekend showcasing 16 international queer fairy tale films curated by Suzie Silver and Hilary Harp.
Screenings will be accompanied by artist-led workshops and performances examining a range of curatorial perspectives, artistic practices and social, cultural and political issues, including the black female body, cultural bias, the status of women and queer identities.