Melwood Screening Room
Sync’d, a reoccurring series that showcases locally produced silent short films, along with original soundtracks performed live, is hosting a “best of” edition at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. The nomadic screening event has been held at venues all around town, from Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to the Three Rivers Film Festival. Pairing local filmmakers and musicians, “Best of Sync’d” will include movies with soundtracks from the last five Sync’d events. Featured films are by Tess Allard, Keith Devries, Jessica Fenlon, Michael Maraden, Marina Pfenning, Michelle Senko, Jim Mueller, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Gena Salorino and Justin Crimone. Soundtracks included were composed and performed by Black Yodel, Dire Wolves, Bigg Slurpp, Imperial Earth, Gangwish, Lungs Face Feet, Ben Opie & Josh Wulff and Majeure. Works screened will encompass a range of genres, including narrative, documentary, experimental, computer animation, super8 and video. Performing live at “Best of Sync’d” will be Pittsburgh-based band, Gangwish. Sync’d curator Michael Maraden is a local filmmaker who is part of the micro-cinema collective formerly known as PERV (Pittsburgh Extreme Radical Video). All proceeds from the $5 admission fee will support Sync’d 6, taking place on May 16th at the New Bohemian.