Dear Zoe is a powerful coming-of-age story of resilience in which teenage Tess enlists the support of her biological father – a lovable slacker – and the charming juvenile delinquent next door in the aftermath of the death of her little sister, Zoe.

The movie is based on the novel by Pittsburgh author, Philip Beard, and the screenplay adaptation was written by Pittsburgher Melissa Martin, and Pittsburgh native, Marc Lhormer. Marc and his wife, Brenda, produced the film under their shingle Zin Haze Productions. The movie was shot entirely in Pittsburgh, PA in the fall of 2019. Key locations included Braddock, Kennywood, Squirrel Hill, downtown Pittsburgh. This movie is truly a love letter to our beautiful city!

Directed by Gren Wells (The Road Within), Dear Zoe stars Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Capshaw (Grey’s Anatomy), Vivien Lyra Blair (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Justin Bartha (National Treasure) and newcomer Kweku Collins.

Dear Zoe can be seen in select Pittsburgh theaters and will be available to rent or buy on multiple video on demand platforms as of Friday, November 4!. 

Don’t Miss A Chance to Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Dear Zoe on Wednesday, November 2!

Event Schedule:

5:00PM    Red Carpet Arrivals and Hosted Reception, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue

6:15PM    Opening Remarks

6:30PM    Dear Zoe Screening

8:00PM    Q&A with Cast

$95 tickets go on sale September 24th at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. A share of net proceeds will go to Pittsburgh’s The Caring Place, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports grieving children and their families. 

Purchase tickets for the premiere at the August Wilson Center on Wednesday, November 2nd:

“Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations”
a documentary partially filmed in Pittsburgh

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg explores antisemitism’s infectious behavior in his film “Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations.” Andrew looked at four ‘mutations’ of antisemitism, including the American far-right having incited such acts as the mass shooting at the Tree of Life.

The film leads with the story of October 27, and includes interviews with survivors of the shooting including Tree of Life Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers and New Light Congregation Rabbi Jonathan Perlman. The documentary explores an international pattern of antisemitism, which by virtually every yardstick is rising and worsening in the US and Europe in ways not seen since the 1930s.

It premieres this Friday, March 6, at the AMC Waterfront 22.
It runs for one week through Thursday, March 12.
Link to showtimes: AMC Showtimes

You can watch the trailer here:

Directed and Written by:

Andrew Goldberg

Produced and Edited by:
Diana Robinson

Bill Clinton
Tony Blair
Fareed Zakaria
George Will
Deborah Lipstadt
Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers
Rabbi Elisar Admon