Free Jazz at Katz Plaza .. followed by "We Steal Secrets:The Story Of Wikileaks"

 First, we'll have the option to enjoy free jazz at the terrific Katz Plaza (7th and Penn, very close to the Benedum) where people can mingle and have a drink/food while enjoying the lively sounds of the Benny Benack III Band.

While the band performs from 5-7 PM, it may be easier to meet around 6 PM (depending on everyone's work schedule) near the tables/trees between the stage and the outdoor bar area.

Then, for those attending jazz, we can walk 1.5 blocks to the nearby Harris Theater (809 Liberty Avenue) where there will be a special pre-screening discussion at 7 PM prior to the 8 PM movie screening of "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks" which has gotten great reviews (see below). Tickets are $8 adults, $7 students/seniors, $4 for CMU/Pitt/Art Institute.

Pre-Show Discussion
Join Pittsburgh Filmmakers and PublicSource on June 25 at 7:00pm at the Harris Theater for a screening of the film "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks" and a discussion about information and the internet As governments provide less information while taking more, what do we have the right to know about our government? What does the government have the right to know about us? And what is the role of the press?

Panel at 7:00pm and 8:00pm film screening.

Panelists will include:

-- Tom Farrell, an attorney and former board member of the Greater Pittsburgh ACLU.
The national ACLU has sued the Obama Administration, saying a program of the National Security Agency that collects telephone information violates the Constitution.

--Kim deBourbon, executive director of the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition.
--Carl Prine, a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review who has written about the NSA and whistleblowers.

--Sharon Walsh, editor of PublicSource, will moderate.

For a complete schedule of the JazzLive free concert series at Katz Plaza, please visit
http://www.trustarts.org/education/community/jazzlive/

To learn more about the Katz Plaza history and public art, please visit
http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/go/katz-plaza
http://www.trustarts.org/visualarts/public_art/katz/
 
Harris Theater & Pittsburgh Filmmakers
http://www.trustarts.org/visualarts/public_art/katz/
 
For links to movie reviews of "We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)" please visit
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/we_steal_secrets_the_story_of_wikileaks_2013/

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  • Mark

    I'll try to be at Katz Plaza by 5:15 PM in case anyone else might be looking for something to do before 6 PM.

    If we haven't met before, I'll be wearing a red shirt.

    I'll also say something to the bartender working outside at Katz Plaza in case you show up and can't find us.

    If you can't make Katz Plaza and are interested in the movie, we'll be at the Harris Theater by 7 PM.

    June 25, 2013

  • Mark

    Hope everyone is looking forward to today's event. If you happen to already be downtown, feel free to check out the free jazz at Katz Plaza. I'll try to be there earlier and we can plan to meet behind the stage; there are also tables behind the stage for those that might wish to order food/drinks from the Backstage Bar (which serves outside at Katz Plaza). Katz Plaza is not that big, and so it would be great if some people would like to sit in front of the stage.

    The free jazz ends around 7 PM and for those that are interested, we'll be going to the Wikileaks movie at the Harris Theater. There will be a very interesting pre-show panel discussion beginning at 7 PM before the 8 PM movie. Since we have nearly 50 people RSVP from the Meetup, we want to be flexible. So it is OK if you'd rather just enjoy the jazz (with or without food/drinks) or the movie or both.

    June 25, 2013

  • Linda F.

    see you at 6pm.

    June 19, 2013

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