This year, during its 4th Annual Winter Film Series, Allegheny City Society selected films that were shot in and about Pittsburgh.
The Winter Film Series begins with a showing of Mrs. Soffel. Mrs. Soffel was filmed in 1984 on location in the old Allegheny County Jail and Pittsburgh vicinity. The movie is based on the true story of the Biddle Boys bold prison break. Special guest William V. May, who is currently working on a book about the sensational 1901 events that rocked Pittsburgh and Allegheny, will introduce the film with a talk on how the Biddle Boys began their life of crime.
Mrs. Soffel will be shown at Bistro to Go, located at 415 East Ohio Street in neighboring Historic Deutschtown, on Tuesday, February 17. Plan to go early to enjoy dinner at the Bistro, and then stay for the free film talk by William V. May at 6:45 pm, and screening of Mrs. Soffel at 7:00 pm.