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Film to focus on young adults’ struggles with drugs, abuse

Film to focus on young adults’ struggles with drugs, abuse

By Liz Palmer, Point Park News Service: Jonathan Morelli struggled with drug addiction throughout high school in Hempfield Area School District. His mother thought he had overcome his issues until the morning of Feb. 6, 2013, when he was found dead of a heroin overdose. Dr. Gary Cuccia was unaware of the abuse his 16-year-old […]

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Scary movies keep mutating

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Scary movies keep mutating

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service During the month of October, Halloween crazies look for ways to scare and be scared—and one of the most traditional forms of scaring comes in the horror film. Since the release of “Nosferatu” in 1922, the genre has evolved tremendously, going through themes and trends, but all keeping […]

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Local theater undergoes restoration, seeks monetary support

| October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Local theater undergoes restoration, seeks monetary support

By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service When The Hollywood Theater on Dormont’s Potomac Avenue opened in 1933, it was expected to be a local entertainment hotspot for the remainder of its existence. However, lack of funds forced the independent theater to close its doors to the public in 1998. After reopening and closing several […]

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Pittsburgh Filmmakers gearing up for fall exhibits

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh Filmmakers gearing up for fall exhibits

By Tinamaria Colaizzi Point Park News Service The Pittsburgh Filmmakers fall lineup includes educational artist workshops, a Marcellus Shale documentary project and two musical presentations that combine electronic and classic sounds. “This time of the year always brings the Three Rivers Film Festival, but we also have other events lined up separate from the festival”, said […]

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‘Perks’ to feature Pittsburgh talent

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Perks’ to feature Pittsburgh talent

By Richelle Szypulski Point Park News Service Light streamed in through yellowing classroom blinds as Lexi Dripps sat in her last day of freshman English. But it wasn’t sunlight. The time was nearing 2 a.m. and instead of waiting for the bell to ring, she was anticipating a different sound to signal her freedom: “Cut.” […]

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