City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the Alphabet City website.
ReelQ: Small Talk
Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Enjoy a free screening of Small Talk, hosted by ReelQ. A searing portrait of complicated mother-daughter relationships and the underground LGBTQ culture in Taiwan, Small Talk paints a picture of the changing lives and conditions for three generations of women. Anu is a tomboy who was married off at a young age and had two children. Anu soon divorced her violent husband and raised her daughters alone. It’s considered taboo in Taiwanese culture to question a mother’s love, but that’s exactly the topic of her daughter, Hui-chen Huang’s intimate portrait.