The Best in Contemporary World Cinema
April 4 - April 15

Reserve Tickets

An evening with Noami Klein, Allegro Hearth reception, and screening of Our Daily Bread

Allegro Hearth Bakery will provide your daily slice of bread, hummus and cheeses prepared without the poking and prodding of mysterious mechanizations at screenings of Our Daily Bread     

First and last chance to catch screening of Workingman's Death. One of the most expensive documentaries ever produced, shot on 5 continents. Winner of  most prestigious awards for Documentary and Cinematography. 

See faces of Faces

Squirrel Hill Theater (map)

Manor Theater

Melwood Screening Room (map)

McConomy Auditorium
Carnegie Mellon University


“ You must find your place in my digital world."
-"La Antena", one of the presented films

“I want everybody to think alike. I think everybody should be a machine."
Andy Warhol

The theme is new and the faces are new, but once again Carnegie Mellon University’s International Film Festival brings the best to the 'burgh! Faces of Mechanization offers eight FULL LENGTH FEATURE FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES including Polish art films, German documentaries and Argentinean film noir with supplementary presentations and surprises from our sponsors.

The topic encompasses everything emanating from the vast relationship between Man and Machine. In today's globalized industrial society, we are more and more defined by the mechanization that surrounds us: computers, iPhones, flatscreens and whatever the next upgrade brings. How does this technology affect the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the children we have, the way we live and the way we think? The films weave a common thread, expressing the same anxiety regarding industrialization and technology one finds in 19th and 20th century philosophy, literature, and art - how the individual strives to establish a stable identity in the face of an increasingly industrialized world? The Faces of Mechanization pose these questions. Meet Chinese factory workers, a Ukrainian coal miner, a talk show host who runs a fertility clinic and citizens of a voiceless metropolis.

Whether by train, plane, automobile or crowded bus, come to the Squirrel Hill Theatre (SH), Manor Theater (M), Melwood Screening Room (MSR) and the CMU McConomy Auditorium (Mc) between April 04-15th for a mechanical exchange that is anything but mundane.

Faces Of Mechanization International Film Festival is a project of the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University:


Ticket Prices:

Opening Night with Reception: $8 / $5 student

Regular Admission:
$7 / $3 student

Full Access Festival Pass: $30 / $15 student

In the news:

"Film Festival explores jobs from hell"

"CMU film festival examines technology's effect on life"

"Man vs. machine: CMU Film Fest battles with technology"

"Community Connections"
                  91.3FM WYEP

"Faces of Mechanization"
  Andy Horbal 's Film Blog

"...films explore how technology affects our food, our clothes, how we work and even how we reproduce"
                         City Paper

"Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Highlights
Mechanization of Modern Society"

                 Press Release

thisishappening "La Antena"

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