I'll Be the Judge of That.
from "Molasses and Lemon", entry in 3RFF competition

The 36th Three Rivers Film Festival will once again feature a competitive short film program.  Pittsburgh Filmmakers, which puts on the fest, received 91 submissions--over 18 hours of media--from all over the world, and now has the task of selecting about two hours of great material.  Since the start of August, several Doc Salon members and others have been diligently screening and judging every submission.  Some of the work got unanimous approvals; most of it didn't make the cut.

And some of the films drew divided opinions. That's where you come in.

This month we screen the in-betweeners, the oddballs, the fine-but-flawed, the controversial, the puzzling, the love-it-or-hate-it.  After each film we'll have a brief debate and try to come to consensus on whether it belongs in the Festival or not.

Note:  this year's 3RFF shorts program focuses on the cinematic treatment of reality.  That is, we're interested in documentaries, films based on true stories, and fiction in the realist tradition.  That's why the Doc Salon got involved in this messy business!

Monday, September 18
6:30p  Food & Social
7:00p  Screening & Discussion